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Tooth and Claw
Tooth and Claw
Author: Jo Walton
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 dr...  more »
ISBN-13: 9780765349095
ISBN-10: 0765349094
Publication Date: 12/12/2004
Pages: 304
  • Currently 3.9/5 Stars.

3.9 stars, based on 19 ratings
Publisher: Tor Fantasy
Book Type: Paperback
Other Versions: Hardcover
Members Wishing: 3
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Helpful Score: 9
I really enjoyed this title, even more than Walton's "Sulien" books. Yes, it combines dragons with Victorian ideals, but Walton manages to be believable, witty and light without turning it into a farce. This could be a good introduction for a Jane Austen fan looking to try fantasy literature. This is an easy read, but a captivating one. Highly recommended.
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Helpful Score: 6
If the words "'Pride and Prejudice' with dragons" spark your interest, you're in for a treat.

In this book, Walton creates a society of civilized, pseudo-Victorian dragons, who wear hats, ride on trains, and eat their relatives when they die. With romance, feuding families, and the subtle politics of rank -- not to mention genteel cannibalism -- this book is a delightful twist on the old stereotypes of dragons in popular fantasy. Neatly plotted, brief, with "Jane Austen-lite" prose, it's a likable book, suitable for all ages.
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Helpful Score: 2
Loved it. The characters were definitely dragons, but also so human. You really wanted them to win. I recommend it.
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