Tooth and Claw

Jo Walton

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A tale of contention over love and money—among dragons

Tooth and Claw

Jo Walton burst onto the fantasy scene with The King’s Peace, acclaimed by writers as diverse as Poul Anderson, Robin Hobb, and Ken MacLeod. In 2002, she was voted the John W. Campbell Award for Best New Writer.

Now Walton returns with a very different kind of fantasy story: the tale of a family 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 family retainers, of courtship and country houses...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.

You have never read a novel like Tooth and Claw.

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“Utterly sui generis…It’s a rare book that leaves me wishing it were twice as long, but Tooth and Claw is one such.”—The Magazine of Fantasy and Science Fiction

“A delight. On a basic level, Tooth and Claw works much the same way that Watership Down worked…Highly recommended for anyone who loved the books of Austen, or Heyer (or Laurie Colwin's more contemporary novels, for that matter), and wishes that someone was still writing social comedies that were just as sharp and just as pleasurable.”—Kelly Link, author of Stranger Things Happen

“Jo Walton writes with an authenticity that never loses heart.”—Robin Hobb

"The Pride and Prejudice of the dragon world... I love this sly, witty, fast-paced, brilliant little book."
--Jane Yolen

 
"Plot strands come together just as they should, with delightful triumphs, resolutions, revelations, and come-uppances."
--Locus

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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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Tooth and Claw
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World Fantasy Award - Winner, NYPL Books for the Teen Age

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Tom Doherty Associates
Tor Books
November 2003
e-Book Agency
ISBN: 9781429954686
ISBN10: 142995468X
6 1/8 x 9 1/4 inches, 256 pages
$9.99

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Tom Doherty Associates
Orb Books
January 2009
Trade Paperback
ISBN: 9780765319517
ISBN10: 0765319519
5 1/2 x 8 1/4 inches, 336 pages
$16.99
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