Tamora Pierce, Mastiff (2011)
Mastiff is Tamora Pierce’s third and concluding book in the Beka Cooper trilogy. At the start, Beka has just experienced the death of a fellow Dog, one whom she was engaged to marry. As she grieves, she is suddenly called away to serve on a mysterious Hunt.
I’m not sure I can objectively review Tamora Pierce’s works, because I love to read them all! The Beka Cooper trilogy is set about 200 years before the Song of the Lioness books and develops some strands of history only referred to or alluded at in later books. The trilogy stands quite well on its own, but those who have read the later books will appreciate this interesting look at the history of Tortall.
I highly recommend this!