Cat's Claw: A Calliope Reaper-Jones Novel Mass Market Paperback – 23 Feb 2010
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About the Author
AMBER BENSON co-created, co-wrote, and directed the animated supernatural web-series "Ghosts of Albion" with Christopher Golden, followed by a series of novels including "Witchery" and "Accursed," and the novella "Astray." Benson and Golden also co-authored the novella "The Seven Whistlers." As an actress, she has appeared in dozens of roles in feature films, TV movies, and television series, including the fan favorite role of Tara Maclay on three seasons of "Buffy the Vampire Slayer." Benson wrote, produced, and directed the feature films "Chance and Lovers, Liars, and Lunatics."
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This book, for those who don't know, is the sequel to last year's "Death's Daughter" and continues the adventures of Calliope reaper-Jones, the world's most unlikely heroine who, through sheer luck, good friends and guile, manages to get through the many problems that life as death's daughter throws her way.
"Cat's Claw" is a very good book in it's own right but is not a stand alone novel, in that it really requires people to ahve read "Death's Daughter" and also sets up the third book due next year. The plot is quite tightly packed and full of twists and turns and at it's heart as a very interestingly done time paradox which really works out rather than being a device for the story. Full marks to the author for creating a modern-day mythic tale that uses influences from many different religions and myths and yet breathes into them a new life without disrespecting the source. it's a very delicate balancing act and I think Amber Benson does well here.
If I would however make one point that I feel needs made. "Death's Daughter" was touted as a story that was suitable for younger teenagers, and I ahd assumed that "Cat's Claw" would be likewise. However, the amount of sexual content, in both description and innuendo, really doesn't make it suitable for anyone of a younger teen age. Don't get me wrong, the content didn't bother me (I'm an adult) and it is certainly not in any way pornographic in nature) but it is certainly far too racy for say a teenager of 13 or 14. So if you had bought the first book for your young teen and have considered buying the second one for them, I'd check the content out first.
But on the whole the book is a success. Amber is confidently striding into her own as an author and I for one cannot wait for the third installment.
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After reading Death's Daughter I decided that I wanted to collect the Calliope Reaper-Jones series and read them in order (it's the first time I've done this). Read morePublished on 6 Jun. 2011 by Terri