Tooth and Claw

Tooth and Claw

Jo Walton / Jan 27, 2020

Tooth and Claw 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 confessio

  • Title: Tooth and Claw
  • Author: Jo Walton
  • ISBN: 9781472100863
  • Page: 168
  • Format: Paperback
  • 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 HerA 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 houses in 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.

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        Jo Walton writes science fiction and fantasy novels and reads a lot and eats great food It worries her slightly that this is so exactly what she always wanted to do when she grew up She comes from Wales, but lives in Montreal.


    1. Jo Walton is my new favorite book nerd. She's a huge dork for science-fiction and fantasy, which you know if you read her wonderful retrospective reviews over at Tor. She's also clearly a geek for the written word in general, particularly 19th century Victorian-era social novels. And so, in grand "you-got-your-chocolate-in-my-peanut-butter" tradition, she wrote a book that combines them both, recasting a Victorian novel with anthropomorphic dragons. It's a literary mash-up with the potential for [...]

    2. "She'd like me to bring a dragon home, I suppose. It would serve her right if I did, some creature that would make the house intolerable to her."This quote, found at the beginning of Tooth and Claw, is from Anthony Trollope's novel Framley Parsonage, published monthly through 1860-1 in Cornhill Magazine, a new periodical aimed at the family market.Framley Parsonage, for those genre readers who haven't dipped much past the Freshman Lit toehold in the vast ocean of 19th century novels, comes more [...]

    3. [4.5 Stars] This was really spectacular! It's a Victorian drama populated with dragons instead of people, definitely my kind of book. I think what I loved most about this was how dragon lore and mythology was transformed to work with Victorian societal customs. Seriously, it's eerie how well everything worked together even though it was definitely a bit weird. The victorian drama plot was also really splendid, and I could never figure out what was going to happen next! It definitely has a touch [...]

    4. SpoilersI can see why Tooth and Claw was described as the Pride and Prejudice of the dragon world. There were times where I felt like I was reading an Austen novel, a very bizarre Austen novel with church going, hat wearing, high society, cannibal dragons.-Took a while to immerse into the story and get used to the world. The beginning was rather slow and not much seemed to happen apart from a lot of waiting and monologuing. -The world building and setting was very impressive (for the most part). [...]

    5. People keep referring to this novel as "Jane Austen with dragons" which is misleading . . . it's not Jane Austen, it's Anthony Trollope, as Walton says in the acknowledgements. The difference? Well, for those of you who haven't read Trollope (myself included) this is a Victorian novel, not Regency. In fact, I thought the whole time that it had strong shades of Charles Dickens in it. Family strife, extreme stress on rank and duty, wives giving up their personal preferences in order to support the [...]

    6. No longer will I sigh that the Victorians didn't write fantasy: Walton has done it for them! When an old dragon patriarch dies, his relatives gather round to split his treasure—-and devour his body. The plot concerns the ensuing law suit, several love affairs and a growing spirit of revolution, yet each of the characters are well drawn and believable. Walton does an excellent job of mixing a familiar romance plot with politics and the occasional alien aspects of dragon society. She says this n [...]

    7. When I first read the description of this book I was skeptical. And perhaps suspicious. Definitely intrigued. This attempts to rectify the main problem of Victorian novels, namely, the lack of dragons. Your reaction is probably fairly similar to mine. Victorian novelwith dragons? Well, I have to say that I was entirely won over, and came out of the book wondering why no one had ever put those obviously needed dragons into a Victorian novel before. (I was reading this at the same time as Sense an [...]

    8. I have no real issue with the characters in this book being dragons, but the fact that some of them were described as 60 feet long yet they still went about in carriages (more than one dragon per carriage!) and sat at dinner tables kept causing pretty significant difficulties for my imagination.It wasn't really helped when they wore hats.A different species would probably have improved the book. Less cannibalism would have been preferable, too.

    9. Ah, the comfort of gentle hypocrisy!!What a complex society! A fantasy of manners starring ambitious dragons? Dragons addressing quarrels through law? Dragons debating about religion and navigating the intricacies of the marriage market?This is unlike everything I've ever read, and I enjoyed both the worldbuilding and the many intrigues surrounding the Argonin family. Top that with clever storytelling and masterful writing, and you have quality hours of reading ahead.4.5 stars rounded down becau [...]

    10. Originally reviewed on The Book SmugglersREVIEWAna's TakeWhen I first thought about how to I could describe Tooth and Claw in a way that truly conveyed its level of awesomeness, I could only think of: “it’s a Jane Austenesque novel with Dragons. Cannibal Dragons”. On second thought though, although that line does more or less captures the gist of it, it is not quite right. Tooth and Claw is, after all, more Victorian than Regency. Eating each other is at the centre of this society – it [...]

    11. No knights hunt the sophisticated dragons in this tale. Their greatest bane is the rules of their own society, which are apparently modelled on or at least inspired by those Jane Austen chronicled. That convinced me to buy the book. After second thoughts, that kept the book on the shelf for at least a year, since I really do not know Jane Austen’s oeuvre well.I’m glad I finally succumbed. Weaved within the society travails of courtship and inheritance, of dragons and beds of gold, are Jo Wal [...]

    12. This was a light and fun book that really made me laugh. A lot. The author's chapter titles were particularly funny. Part of the fun in the book was the very clear cut characters. You could loathe Frelt and Daverak unequivocally, you rooted for Avan and Sebeth, and you desperately wanted Selendra to just blush already! It was really a fun book.

    13. One reason I love the Victorian novel? It’s remarkably self-aware. Victorian authors tend to have an appreciation of irony and can wield characters-as-social-commentary like nobody’s business. Victorian England was a time of immense social and technological change, novelists of that era tended to be of a position and background that gave them something to say and the means to say it. While I’m not here to condemn the novels of any other time period, I will say that over the intervening yea [...]

    14. I have yet to be disappointed by Jo Walton. In addition to this novel, I've loved the alternate reality of Farthing and its sequels, the pastoral fantasy of Lifelode and the coming of age story of Among Others. All of these novels are distinguished by Walton's intelligent prose, deft characterisation and ability to create strange, yet completely believable fictional worlds. The premise of this particular work sounds silly: it's written in the style of a Victorian novel, but the characters are dr [...]

    15. I had a vague recollection of not really liking this book as much as Jo Walton's other work. Then I reread it in approximately five seconds flat (well, a little more than that, maybe). As people have noted, my original review called this Austen-esque, whereas Jo makes it clear in the book itself that no, the influence is much more from Trollope. Not that I've read anything by Trollope, and there are aspects here reminiscent of Austen.Before I write any more about this, let me just pause to be ve [...]

    16. This book was weird.good weird, but weird nonetheless.It took me by surprise even with a head's up. I struggled trough all that anthropomorphism honestly, the novel was too well detailed and the human mind just wanted to bend the dragons into a human form. It was like reading a Regency novel but only with dragons, and with much less romance but much more cannibalism. It was good, but so very very slow to start, I got bored a few times and thought I wouldn't be able to either finish, or wait for [...]

    17. The blurb describes this book as an Austenian story with dragons as protagonists, and it's very accurate. As such, the language is a little tough to get through when you're not used to reading in that style, but it's well worth it.It's a book that works well on a couple levels. First as a pure fantasy story, where the characters, culture, and world are interesting and well established (even though it's a pretty short book). Second as what feels like commentary on human society and social mores. [...]

    18. A Victorian romance where all the characters are dragons: I don't think it can get much better than this!Yesterday I couldn't go to sleep until 3 AM because I just had to know how the book would end. It was great fun from beginning to end, and the perfect read for Autumn.Dear Jo Walton, can I have some more of this please? Feel free to turn this into a trilogy, I wouldn't mind!

    19. Tooth and Claw is a Jane Austen-ish tale, of maidens with slightly compromised virtue, inheritances, betrothals, law suits Except, all those involved? They're dragons. I really enjoyed how Jo Walton handled this aspect: she sets up a whole culture for the dragons, with plenty of history in the background -- not detailed so that it drags down the plot, which is very much about the present, but enough to feel real.I have to confess, when I first started reading it, I didn't get into it very much. [...]

    20. The world building in this book is so deftly done that before the reader realises it, you've started believing dragons talk and live among us in a comparable society to ours. Jo Walton is a master at slipping the world in unnoticed. Amazing writing. Delightful story. One of my all time favorites. Read it twice.

    21. 4.5 StarsThe only single reason why I can't give this a full 5 star is because I can't abide slice of life\comedy of manners books.That being said, this one was exquisite. The fact that the main protagonists are dragons helps.Seriously. Especially after the typical "Old battle axe protective mother" enters the book, and I couldn't but help myself from hearing her speak in Maggie Smith's voice. Suddenly, I had Downton Abbey with Dragons and I couldn't stop reading.As all other reviewers had said [...]

    22. Do you think that the concept of reading a Victorian novel where all the characters just happen to be dragons sounds like the most clever thing you've heard since last season? Well then, this book is for you.I picked this up since Walton just won the Nebula, and I realized I'd never read anything by her. I thought I had, but realized that was Clayton, Jo, not Walton, Jo. (I do that a lot.) Very different authors. 'Tooth and Claw' won both the World Fantasy and the Campbell awards. It is a very w [...]

    23. After having read a handful of reviews, I feel that I must shout, "IT'S NOT JANE AUSTEN. IT'S TROLLOPE. IT'S NOT REGENCY. IT'S VICTORIAN." Now that's out of the way . . . I'm giving this book 4 stars because it is well-written (although the author does need to learn to use the word "whom" if she is going to be writing in the 19th century style) and does what it sets out to do, which is to write a sci-fi novel in the style of Trollope, with dragons as main characters. I'd only give it 3 stars for [...]

    24. So having read (and loved) the very weird 'Among Others', I went straight on to read another of Jo Walton's books, which is, if that's possible, even weirder. Imagine a Victorian melodrama, complete with disgraced virgins, wives who die in childbirth, a rigidly structured class system with hints of radical reform, and a focus on proper behaviour and keeping up appearances. And now imagine it populated with dragons, and there you have 'Tooth and Claw'.This is one of those off-the-wall ideas that [...]

    25. I picked this book up since it was on sale for $2.99 as an ebook and the plot of a Victorian age novel with all characters as Dragons intrigued me.Often a great idea does not meet the execution of it. Not so in this case. A thoroughly enjoyable novel that takes the idea of a Victorian romance with Dragons and, ahem, flies with it. The added ideas of Dragons growing by eating their dead kin and a unique Bridal brush really sells the plot and gives it such dimension. The class consciousness of the [...]

    26. Ich weiß gar nicht, wie lange ich das schon auf dem Schirm hatte. Viele, viele Jahre jedenfalls. Es wird beworben als »Stolz und Vorurteil mit Drachen«, was ganz lustig klang, wie ich dachte, wenn auch auf eine andere Weise als »Stolz und Vorurteil und Zombies«. Ich meine, Drachen, was kann da schon schief gehen? Eine ganze Menge offensichtlich. Noch immer bleibt mir ein richtig, richtig gutes Drachenbuch verwehert. Auf knapp 300 Seiten hatte ich keinen einzigen Moment wirklich eine Ahnung, [...]

    27. This would be a rather ordinary Victorian-era romantic novel, except that it features dragons instead of people. Dragons wearing hats and riding in carriages. Bachelor dragons worrying about their investments and being frustrated by their in-laws. Maiden dragons fending off improper proposals and worrying whether their dowry is sufficient to attract a good husband.It was wonderfully weird. The author did a great job of paralleling human mores and yet making the story sufficiently dragoney.I don [...]

    28. It took a little while for me to get into Tooth and Claw, but after the first two or three chapters I found it quite thoroughly engaging. It can be difficult to envision dragons riding trains and writing letters and it is a VERY literal book, but it is absolutely delightful with endearing characters!8.5/10 - Highly RecommendedFull Review: fantasybookcafe/2016/0

    29. When I read the reviews for this novel, I couldn’t have been less excited. First of all, I try to avoid fantasy with dragons because I think they are the oldest cliché in the book, and secondly, it simply sounded too gimmicky.However, I was pleasantly surprised.Read the entire review on my site Far Beyond Reality!

    30. Once you get past the utterly boring first 40 pages or so, this story takes flight. Like Sense and Sensibility but with dragons! I found myself far more interested than I initially thought I would be. Definitely different.

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