Her principal rivals are classmate Ralon of Malven and Jonathan's kinsman Duke Roger. He first appears in Alanna: The First Adventure . [5], As the Rogue George kept a special collection. He is also described as having a beaky nose, inherited from his father, that is too large for good looks, but he looks handsome when he smiles. In the third book, she becomes an honorary member of the 'Bazhir' (a Bedouin-like ethnicity) and gains acceptance as a warrior, mage and a woman. This theme is one of the reasons the series received such a high feminist regard as it was very open and honest towards the female body and its limitations versus being able to push oneself beyond that. When Alanna sends him a surprising letter, he cleans out his office and discovers letters from when King Jonathan and Queen Thayet first ascended the throne, notes on creating the Shadow Service of spies, threat-level profiles on favorite Her parents are Alanna of Pirate's Swoop and Olau, the famed King's Champion of Tortall, and George of Pirate's Swoop, the assistant spymaster. The secrets of Tortall are revealed. Okay, mostly fluff. ], Pierce's book has been selected Recommended Fantasy List in June 1991, Popular Paperbacks for Young Adults in 2003 and Young Adult Library Services Association by YALSA. When Alanna first met him, George Cooper was a thief—but not just any thief, the King of the Rogue. Her godsparents are King Jonathan, Queen Thayet, Sir Garet… The Spy’s Guide is one box of what he finds. George Cooper (249) Raoul of Goldenlake and Malorie's Peak (231) Numair Salmalín (224) Veralidaine Sarrasri (223) Thayet jian Wilima (219) Wyldon of Cavall (169) Include Relationships Alanna of Pirate's Swoop and Olau/George Cooper (169) Numair Salmalín/Veralidaine Sarrasri (144) Jonathan of Conté/Thayet jian Wilima (117) [16] Through Alanna he also got to know her squire, Nealan of Queenscove and he met Keladry of Mindelan on the Royal Progress. This put her in the frame of mind more suited for spy work than for knight work, which grated on Alanna's nerves. Pierce and Josepha Sherman edited and compiled the anthology. Tamora Pierce is said to have turned to writing at a young age as a means of escape from a troubled family life. Jon also gifted George with a barony, which George at first was too angry to accept, but Jon convinced him that he wasn't just trying to buy George off. Eleni Cooper (Tortall) George Cooper (Tortall) Alanna of Pirate's Swoop and Olau; trans headcanons by trans author; Summary. He later married Alanna of Trebond and Olau and had three children with her: Thom of Pirate's Swoop and twins Alianne and Alan. The following books are mentioned chronologically based on publication date. Alanna finds out that George has been keeping a file on her in his role as Spymaster. George gets on very well with his mother, Eleni, who was a temple priestess who then became a healer for women. George had been in Port Caynn because some local members of the Court of the Rogue there had been misbehaving and proven to need the direct control of their Rogue. Once Alanna learned of Aly's vanishing she got angry with George. He is the son of Eleni Cooper and an unknown man. Pierce has said that she based the character of Alanna on her sister. It wasn't the late in life baby that set me to tears. . [11] It was only after her Ordeal of Knighthood and estrangement with Jonathan in the Great Southern Desert, at the tribe of the Bloody Hawk, when Alanna came to live at George's house in Port Caynn that they became lovers. [12] In the following weeks and months George was busy with keeping his throne and fighting back Claw and the members of the Rogue Claw had won for his cause, because Claw wanted George's position but wasn't willing to fight for it in single combat as was tradition. [3] In the final volume, Alanna becomes King's Champion to Jonathan and Baroness of the coastal estate Pirate's Swoop, following her marriage to George Cooper, newly minted Baron of Pirate's Swoop.[4]. This causes quite a bit of discourse in Alanna as she struggles to identify herself as a female while living as a boy. Tortall is a country in the Eastern Lands. Stefan, one of George's followers and also hostler at the palace stables, commented on this practice that "George like[d] things done right."[6]. Someone trying to overthrow the old Rogue usually did so by defeating him in a fight. I think the term is 'gender-fluid', though there wasn't a word for this (to my knowledge) when I was writing her. "Gergi" is probably derived from the Italian "gergo", meaning "jargon" or "slang". [19] He saw his daughter again the following year when Dovasary Balitang had become Queen of the Copper Isles, when George was part of the Tortallan delegation. Stealth trans Sir Myles thinks about The Plot, with a gradual morphing of sadness to fluff. A third mistake caused the thief in question to lose the second ear along with "all that's attached." When Aly was asking for a real spy's work at sixteen George wouldn't put her to work. Their marriage included many periods in which they were separated, Alanna having to fight for her king and kingdom and George being off on spy-business or taking care of their home and children. As Tortall’s spymaster, George Cooper has sensitive documents from all corners of the realm. The nation of Barzun is conquered by Tortall during the reign of King Jasson III. George grew up on Spindle Lane in the rough Lower City, where he learned to steal and speak slang. George is a tall, lean man with white teeth and tan skin. That led him to thinking Alanna had similar motives and wanted his thugs to take care of Ralon of Malven, when she came to him one evening. [18] At that occasion he also met Aly's future husband Nawat Crow. Tortall's spymaster, George Cooper, cleans out his office and finds letters, notes, character profiles, family papers, and more that reveal the secrets of Tortall. She gave the journals of Rebakah Cooper to him in order to influence him against choosing that life. Beka Cooper tells the story of Rebekah Cooper, a young trainee for the Provost’s Guard, the equivalent of Tortall’s police. 405. Take your favorite fandoms with you and never miss a beat. Like his predecessors since the time of Rosto the Piper two hundred years earlier he held court in the Dancing Dove. This went on until she was twelve and he realized that he was putting his daughter in danger when they were meeting with a contact and it turned into violence. She strongly calls for help to build a more fair and balanced society for men and women, boys and girls. By the time he was seventeen[4], George had become the Rogue, or The King of Thieves, in the capital city of Corus, defeating the former Rogue in a fight. In such times George usually missed his wife and was worried for her. • Alanna of Trebond: The protagonist of the series: a noble-born, stubborn tomboy with bright, violet eyes and a wicked temper, but capable of earning loyalty and friendship. This first book introduces Beka Cooper, an amazing young woman who is the ancestor of one of Tamora Pierce's most popular characters: George Cooper. These documents include profiles on important characters like Numair Salmalín, as well as notes on immortals and personal communications. Student of Ostricheswas first published in this anthology. George and Aly got along famously, and it is unknown how well he gets on with his sons, but it is assumed they have a good relationship. As Tortall’s spymaster, George Cooper has sensitive documents from all corners of the realm. Originally, Pierce had written her acclaimed quartet as a single adult novel but, following editorial advice, rewrote it into the now famous young-adult fantasy series. George Cooper of Pirate's Swoop was born in the early 400s HE in Tortall. Since then, Jon also accompanied Alanna into Corus to the Court of the Rogue, where he learned how to cheat and how to avoid being cheated, among other things. Tortall: A Spy's Guide, published 2017, is a collection of Fictional Documents from the Tortall Universe. She has won Bookworm's Prize by ZDF Schüler-Express.[11]. In April 247 HE Beka becomes a full-fledged Dog. Roger of Conte is born. When George is caught stealing, his mother, ashamed of George’s actions, decides to tell him about his famous ancestor. George's stepfather/father-in-law have a good relationship, even at first. She disapproved of a few of his early life choices; namely, his involvement with the Court of the Rogue when he was quite young. George Cooper note . As Tortall’s spymaster, George Cooper has sensitive documents from all corners of the realm. This still haunts Beka in the form of nightmares four months later.Between aut… She is the first female knight in centuries in the land of Tortall, after disguising herself as a boy throughout her training. After that incident, his mother told him the story of their famous ancestor, Rebakah Cooper. As a result of his wife returning home with a surprise, George Cooper of Pirate’s Swoop clears out the boxes in his old nursery. Alanna revealed herself to him when she was desperately searching for a female city healer and George was the only one she could trust to find her such a healer. The secrets of Tortall are revealed. After his marriage to Alanna, George and Myles work together and build a spy network to rival those of other countries. Only a few months after the Coronation Day Battle George proposed to Alanna and she accepted. Nonetheless, Eleni doesn't ostracize or ignore him after that, and sees him occasionally. Aly was born in 445 HE as the twin sister of Alan and younger sister of Thom of Pirate's Swoop. George was the first of Alanna's associates in Corus she trusted with the truth about her sex and after he learned that she was secretly a girl, he began passing letters between Alanna and her brother Thom. In the north, Tortall experiences quite a lot of snow during the winter. He won the position of King of the Thieves very early in life at the age of seventeen, and was the youngest person in history to be the Rogue. When Aly simply vanished one day George was worried for her but didn't tell his wife because he didn't want to make her anxious too, because she needed to be focused in the Scanran War. Alanna befriends characters of a wide background during the quartet including George, the commoner king of the thieves; the scholar Sir Myles of Olau; senior students Gareth (Gary) of Naxen, Raoul of Goldenlake, and Prince Jonathan of Conté; Princess Thayet of Sarain; Liam Ironarm, a martial-arts champion; and Buriram (Buri) Tourakom, Thayet's bodyguard. Plot introduction. George Cooper (249) Raoul of Goldenlake and Malorie's Peak (231) Numair Salmalín (222) Thayet jian Wilima (219) Veralidaine Sarrasri (218) Wyldon of Cavall (169) Include Relationships Alanna of Pirate's Swoop and Olau/George Cooper (169) Numair Salmalín/Veralidaine Sarrasri (142) Jonathan of Conté/Thayet jian Wilima (117) He later became a good friend of Alanna, claiming he trusted his intuition in befriending her[9]. Beka’s story is told to a young boy called George Cooper. After Jon's coronation, they worked well together. Alanna refused all his advances at that time, claiming their differences in age and standing made a love relationship impossible between them. George did not heed her advice, even after reading Beka's story. George Cooper is born (canonical date). [12] His patience paid off, as eventually he "finally tamed himself a Lioness", and Alanna accepted his proposal in autumn of 439 HE. 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