Monday, March 5, 2012

Tooth and Claw by Jo Walton

Tooth and Claw isn't something I'd pick up on my own. I have to thank several book bloggers for putting it on my radar. I really enjoyed Tooth and Claw and was sad when I finished it.
Five siblings gather as their father dies. Two are young, unmarried women, unsure about their lives after their fathers passing. Where will they live? Who will protect them? Another is married with two small children. One brother is a parsons, married with kids. The other brother is struggling to find his position in the world. Their father's passing starts a chain of events in the siblings lives that change their lives. Oh and  everyone is a dragon. 
I really enjoyed the story and the siblings but I loved the supporting characters like Sher, Felin, and Sebeth. When I finished the book, I was sad and wanted more of this world. The world Walton creates is similar to Victorian England. A lot of times I forgot it was set in a fantasy world since it felt so real. I would recommend Tooth and Claw to those who like Victorian novels or fantasy novels. Others who shared their thoughts on Tooth and Claw: A Striped Armchair, The Captive Reader, Birdbrain(ed) Book, and The Adventures of Intrepid Reader.


  1. I am confused, is it YA or adult?

  2. This was one of the selections for the Women of Fantasy book club last year, but we never got to it. Now I'm so curious!

  3. This sounds fascinating and something I just may like!

  4. This book surprised me! It wasn't what I expected at all, but I am definitely glad I read it, and I am intending to read more from Walton.


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