The narrative oscillates between deep description, world building - an amazing array of visuals, smells, and kinesthetic responses - and action, with some ruminative passages providing background. The characterization is successfully realized, rich in nuance, and alive with individual quirks and humor.
Ratha returns in the first new book in the Named series since 1994! Ratha’s Courage continues the story of a clan of sentient prehistoric cats and their fiery female leader named Ratha. When Ratha decides to take a risk and share the gift of fire with another, very different civilization, she sets off a chain of events that leads to tragedy and conflict.
- Finalist, 2008 ForeWord Magazine Book of the Year Award, Science Fiction/Fantasy category
- Second Place, 2009 Rebecca's Reads Written Art Awards, Science Fiction/Fantasy category
- Finalist, 2008 Ursa Major Awards, Best Anthropomorphic Novel category
Ages: 14 and up
Publication date: October 7, 2008
Trade paperback / 384 pages / $12.95
Trim: 5-1/2 x 8-1/4