Ratha's Challenge by Clare Bell

Ratha's Challenge

The Named #4

Clare Bell

232 pages first pub 1994 (editions) user-added

fiction fantasy young adult adventurous slow-paced
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As Ratha struggles to reconcile with Thistle-chaser, the daughter she once tried to kill, the Named are locked in another struggle when they confront a strange clan of hunter cats who are driven by and completely dependent on the telepathic song o...

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Community Reviews Summary of 41 reviews


adventurous 60%
dark 60%
challenging 40%
mysterious 40%
emotional 20%
hopeful 20%
tense 20%


fast 40%
medium 40%
slow 20%

Plot- or character-driven?

A mix: 80% | Character: 20%

Strong character development?

Yes: 60% | No: 20% | It's complicated: 20%

Loveable characters?

Yes: 60% | No: 20% | It's complicated: 20%

Diverse cast of characters?

Yes: 60% | No: 40%

Flaws of characters a main focus?

Yes: 60% | No: 20% | It's complicated: 20%

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