Tooth and Claw

Tooth and Claw

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The tale of a five siblings dealing with the death of their father, of a son who goes to law for his inheritance, a son who agonizes over his father's deathbed confession, a daughter who falls in love, a daughter who becomes involved in the abolition movement, and a daughter sacrificing herself for her husband. Except that everyone in the story is a dragon, red in tooth and claw. Here is a world of politics and train stations, of churchmen and old family retainers, of courtship and country houses. And in which, on the death of an elder, family members gather to eat the body of the deceased. In which society's high and mighty members avail themselves of the privilege of killing and eating the weaker children, which they do with ceremony and relish, growing stronger thereby.
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Product details

  • Paperback | 304 pages
  • 106 x 170 x 24mm | 40.82g
  • St Martin's Press
  • Tor Books
  • New York, United States
  • English
  • Reprint
  • 0765349094
  • 9780765349095

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"Plot strands come together just as they should, with delightful triumphs, resolutions, revelations, and come-uppances." "The Pride and Prejudice of the dragon world... I love this sly, witty, fast-paced, brilliant little book."--Jane Yolen "The "Pride and Prejudice" of the dragon world... I love this sly, witty, fast-paced, brilliant little book."--Jane Yolen on "Tooth and Claw" "Plot strands come together just as they should, with delightful triumphs, resolutions, revelations, and come-uppances."--"Locus "on "Tooth and Claw" "The "Pride and Prejudice of the dragon world... I love this sly, witty, fast-paced, brilliant little book."--Jane Yolen on "Tooth and Claw "Plot strands come together just as they should, with delightful triumphs, resolutions, revelations, and come-uppances."--"Locus on "Tooth and Claw
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About Jo Walton

Jo Walton won the John W. Campbell Award for Best New Writer on publication of her debut novel "The King's Peace." Her novel "Tooth and Claw" won the World Fantasy Award. A native of Wales, she lives in Montreal.
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3,597 ratings
3.83 out of 5 stars
5 27% (976)
4 40% (1,453)
3 24% (855)
2 6% (222)
1 3% (91)
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