Calliope Reaper-Jones is Death's Daughter. She owes a debt to Cerberus, the three headed dog that guards the gate's of hell - a debt that involves a trip to Purgatory, Las Vegas, ancient Egypt, and a discount department store that's more frightening than any supernatural creature she'll ever encounter.
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Great fantasy journey...a fun read!
For its type, the book is interesting and humorous. It is not to be taken seriously, but read as a fun diversion. Some of the allusions to Ancient Greek and Roman mythology require a cursory knowledge of the classics, although one could enjoy the book without this background. Amber Benson's main character Calliope Reaper Jones, daughter of death, is captivating.
Callie's trip to hell through a worm hole and her conversation with Cerberus, keeper of the gate to hell, is amusing!
Amber brings just the right inflection and pace to her novel. The language and metaphors are very appropriate for a twenty something young person, and Amber makes the most of them in her dramatic reading.
Too long for one reading. I read (listened) to it over several mornings during my commute to work.
Fun and entertaining, Cats Claw is worth your time!
- Peter cole