Ratha and Thistle-Chaser

When streams start to run dry and the herdbeasts become restless, Ratha, leader of the Names, knows she has to do something. So, she sends out search parties for new sources of food and possible places to relocate. The herding teacher Thakur finds a place by the sea with a flowing stream and a new kind of food. But there’s something else there, too. And it might cause the Clan some problems.

All Newt remembers are her dreams of the Dreambiter and the pain she brought. Now Newt lives by the sea, all alone and haunted by her dreams. What will happen to Newt and her strange gifts if the Clan comes to live on her beach? Can she help them or will she just cause problems?

Yet another Ratha book! Ratha and Thistle-Chaser, also known as the third Named book, was written with the same intense plot and lovable characters as the other books. This is one of the only series I have read in which the following books are just as amazing as the first. Bell’s plot drives deep with emotional struggles as well as physical, which makes Ratha and Thistle-chaser even more captivating. Thistle’s character is very unique and developed, and the characters we already know are built upon. As with the first Ratha book, (and no doubt the rest of them) I highly recommend this series.
Another five stars for Clare Bell!


  1. Great review, Emily. This was one of my favorite books in the series. I love Thistle-Chaser!

  2. me too! she has such an amazing personality :)

  3. Thistle is another one, like Ratha, who just jumped into my head and insisted that I tell her story. Thank you for the wonderful review. I will Twitter a link to your blog.


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