I absolutely adored her novel Bitter Greens and thoroughly enjoyed The Wild Girl, and so came to Dragonclaw (the author's first published novel) with high expectations.
I knew before turning the first page that Dragonclaw is a YA fantasy novel, however in the very beginning when two witches are discussing the events of the land in front of an open fire, I found I had no idea what they were talking about and even wondered if I'd missed a book. I felt lost until I realised that the main character is feeling the same way, and the reader isn't supposed to have knowledge of the events being discussed. It was after this scene that I was able to let myself fall completely into the story.
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Dragonclaw by Kate Forsyth
My favourite part of the book were the few scenes with the dragons; I found their characteristics and view of human life fascinating and I hope they appear again later in the series. In summary, I recommend Dragonclaw to readers who enjoy fantasy novels and quest-driven plots where good and evil must battle for control of the realm.
My rating = ****
The complete series contains the following novels and they all rate above 4 stars on GoodReads: