Tooth and Claw

Tooth and Claw

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Love, money, and power become the forces that threaten to separate five siblings as they struggle to deal with their individual lives in the wake of their father's death, in a fantasy set in a world populated entirely by dragons. By the author of The King's Name. Reprint.

McMillan Palgrave
A tale of love, money, and family conflict-among dragons

A tale of love, money, and family conflict--among dragons

A family deals with the death of their father. A son goes to court for his inheritance. Another son agonises over his father's deathbed confession. One daughter becomes involved in the abolition movement, while another sacrifices herself for her husband.

And everyone in the tale is a dragon, red in tooth and claw.

Here is a world of politics and train stations, of churchmen and family retainers, of courtship and country which, on the death of an elder, family members gather to eat the body of the deceased. In which the great and the good avail themselves of the privilege of killing and eating the weaker children, which they do with ceremony and relish, growing stronger thereby.

You have never read a novel like Tooth and Claw.

A tale of love, money, and family conflict-among dragons

ISBN: 9780765349095
Characteristics: p. ; cm


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Jessica_c Jan 30, 2016

Forget zombies, this is Victorian-Era fiction with real bite. A light and entertaining read, and a nice break from the current trends of grimdark and gore. Fantasy doing what it does best -- turning the real world on its head.

Sep 15, 2012

More Galsworthy than Austen. The juxtaposition of Victorian-style manners and the dragons' practice of eating their dead was very entertaining. Light, escapist reading. "Among Others" is completely different and much, much better.

Aug 18, 2012

Not quite Emma for dragons, but a fun Austenesque tone.

Dec 21, 2011

I had high expectations. If you don't and aren't an Austen fan this could be 3 stars or better. Now begins my disappointed and snarky initial review
.Dragons? Cool! A 19th century novel in the character driven style of Austen or Trollope? Priceless! Tooth and Claw? Lizard Tripe! Walton's prose isn't up to the opportunity that she sets up and her cardboard characters are out of a cheap melodrama. You would be far better off to read any Austen novel followed by Elvenbane by Andre Norton.

Sep 15, 2011

What an unusual book! It was a bit like reading Jane Austen, but the protagonists are all dragons, with dragonish values and ways to get ahead in society. Collecting gold, sleeping on gold, eating deceased members of the family, religious dogma - all very compelling in an odd way.

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