Reader Reviewed Legacy of the Claw by C. R. Grey

Legacy of the Claw

Written by C. R. Grey
Part of the Animas Series

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November 2014 Debut of the Month Discover the first book in a new series which is set on a different world, one where humans link with particular animals in a strong and wonderful bond. Bailey doesn't have his Animas connection, which marks him as spectacularly different to everyone else. The first part of the book does have some similarities to the Harry Potter series, the school setting, the school transportation and the school game in particular; consequently the resemblance does linger in your mind for a time. Comparisons to Harry Potter however fade into the background when the story really gets going and by the end, this tale very firmly belongs to itself. The risks and hazards build throughout the book to an explosive ending, which is clever as it still leaves you wanting to know more… much, much, more. ~ Liz Robinson

Reader Reviews

Kids love to read and so in addition to our Lovereading expert opinion some of our Lovereading4kids Reader Review Panel were also lucky enough to read and review this title.

  • Sam Harper, age 10 - 'An exciting magical adventure which fans of Harry Potter will love. I can’t wait to read the next in the series!' Read full review >
  • Ronan McCarthy, age 13 - 'I enjoyed Legacy of the Claw. It is a very similar idea to ‘Harry Potter’ but is also very different.' Read full review >
  • William Longlands, age 11 - '4/5. I look forward to reading the next book in the series.' Read full review >
  • Gabriel Phelan, age 10 - 'A great book. After every sentence you will want to read on. This is a book that you will never want to put down.' Read full review >
  • Zachary Bayman, age 10 - 'A brilliant read, can`t wait for the next one in the series.' Read full review >
  • Eleanor Cookdale, age 9 - 'a thrilling story about Bailey, a boy who is different to other children, and who is searching for his place in the world...I think it is an absolutely awesome book, and I really want to read the next one.' Read full review >
  • Cajsa Jonsson, age 9 - 'This book was intriguing once I got into it. I thought it was a really good book and I'd recommend the book to readers aged 10+.' Read full review >


Legacy of the Claw by C. R. Grey

In a world where humans have animal companions, one boy must fulfil his hidden destiny. When Bailey enters the prestigious Fairmount Academy as a freshman, he is the only member of his class who doesn't yet have an Animas. And in a world where the bond between human and animal is the guiding principle to life, this makes him an outsider both at school and in the world at large.

But Bailey is more important than he knows. He is the key to an ancient prophecy that will restore the rightful heir to the throne of a kingdom ripping at the seams. Through his budding friendships with Hal, Tori and Phi, along with the unlikely help of renegade teacher and former conspiracy theorist Tremelo, Bailey must learn to find his Animas, piece together the riddle of the prophecy and start on the path that will lead them all to their destinies.


An enthralling beginning to a new exciting adventure series. Great for boys and girls who love animals and magic. -- Zoe James-Williams South Wales Evening Post

About the Author

C. R. Grey

C. R. Grey was born in a house on a pier in Maine - literally on the ocean. She then grew up in Memphis, Tennessee. She received her BA in Theatre from SUNY New Paltz and her MFA in Fiction from Ohio State University. Grey lives in a sunny apartment in Poughkeepsie, New York, with one black cat, one white cat, and a Boston Terrier named Trudy. She can often be found weeding through ephemera in antique shops and walking over the bridges that span the Hudson River.

Legacy of the Claw is her debut novel.

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320 pages
Interest Age: From 9


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Hot Key Books

Publication date

6th November 2014




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