Fantasy and Science Fiction for Children and Teens
Ratha, the female leader of the sentient prehistoric cat clan called the Named, continues her story in this new novel. In Ratha's Courage, the Named attempt to share the gift of fire with the mammoth-hunting clan introduced in Rathas Challenge. The contrasting values of two very different cultures lead to misunderstanding, tragedy, and war. Ratha learns that reaching out to others, especially when the chasm is so wide, takes true courage.
With rich sensory description, well-developed characters, and intense conflict, both internal and external, this new novel returns to the strengths of the first book in the series, Rathas Creature. The story envelops the reader in the mind of a big cat, looking out through her eyes while discovering her world.
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