|Plot Summary of Beka Cooper: Terrier|
Beka Cooper is a new member of the law enforcement group known as the "Provost's Dogs" or Guards. These new members are called "Puppies" for their first year. As such, they are paired with veteran Dogs for training. During her training, Beka finds out her friend, Tansy, has had her child kidnapped by a supposed fairy tale--the Shadow Snake, and killed. Beka, who has the ability to hear the dead, who ride the backs of pigeons, and has a purple-eyed cat, who talks to her, not only hears Tansy's son, Rolond, but also a group of dead men and women, who were killed while digging in a cellar.
She tells her training Dogs, who believe the diggers are a more important case. She investigates the Shadow Snake herself, giving the information to her Dogs.
This synopsis report prepared by Laura Krumwiede
|Chapter Analysis of Beka Cooper: Terrier|
Ratings are on a 1-10 scale (Low to High)
Composition of Book
Descript. of chases or violence - 20%
planning/preparing, gather info, debate puzzles/motives - 50%
Feelings, relationships, character bio/development - 20%
Descript. of society, phenomena (tech), places - 10%
Tone of book
- very upbeat
FANTASY or SCIENCE FICTION?
- fantasy world/fantasy past
Is this an adult or child's book?
- Adult or Young Adult Book
Kind of animal
- a teen
If magical mental powers:
- can talk to animals
- general past
Takes place on Earth?
Accounts of torture and death?
- generic/vague references to death/punishment
How much dialogue?
- roughly even amounts of descript and dialog
Note: the views expressed here are only those of the reviewer(s).
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