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We are a fan group dedicated to Clare Bell's Books of the Named also known as the Ratha Series of young adult novels. The series takes place in Northern California during the early Miocene era and follows a clan of sentient prehistoric cats that call themselves The Named. The Named differentiate themselves from the non sentient Un-named cats outside of the clan by herding cattle, naming themselves and developing a complex culture.

The stories primarily focus on a female clan member named Ratha and the conflicts between herself, her people and the Un-Named.

There are currently five books in the series: Ratha's Creature, Clan Ground, Ratha and Thistle-chaser, Ratha's Challenge and Ratha's Courage.

Supplementary material include a short story called Ratha's Island, a short animation by CBS Storybreak, and a soon-to-be released graphic novel.


-Official Website
-Kickstarter for the Ratha's Creature graphic novel (Sucessfully funded!!)
-CBS Storybreak "Ratha's Creature"
-Ratha's Island Novlette
Ratha's Creature Wiki (Under construction-Possible Spoilers Ahead!)


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Gallery Folders

Ratha gallery by Viergacht
Winter Retreat by Viergacht
Reclining Ratha by Viergacht
Thistle-chaser by Viergacht
Art of the Named
Dive by PhoenixMystery
Let it die and give this den back to darkness by KyokiWolf
Ratha Challenge day 5 Alone in the Forest by Viergacht
bira by KyokiWolf
Fan made characters
meow by DingoMutt
Niya- For Kooskia by GDTrekkie
Meeting The Kids by The-Skykian-Archives
Yani's First Flame by BittyKitty1
Dapplebacks, treelings, and Threehorns Oh My
Comic Test Page by Viergacht
Fire by Speck--Of--Dust
Rescue sketches by Viergacht
Click sketches by Viergacht
Fan Fiction and Reviews
Ratha's Creature (1988 Short Film) Report Card by ShilohKinz2013
Official Cover Art
Yay. Clan Ground Arrived! by Bloodwolf-Xx
Ratha's Creature cover by Viergacht
Clan Ground cover by Viergacht
Clan Ground by Viergacht
Other Books by Clare Bell
Sun Cheetah by Len-n-n
Kichebo by WhiteCheetah
Tomorrow's  Sphinx by PhoenixMystery
The true end of Tomorrow's Sphinx by Kooskia
Stamps and Wallpapers
Ratha's Creature Stamp by UnicornReality
Ratha Challenge stamp by Viergacht



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Hello!!  A new update on the comic from our beloved author :iconrathacat: ^^

Today, the star is Bonechewer!………
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A club founded for the sole purpose of gathering together fans of Clare Bell's, "Ratha's Creature" series. Gather around the fire to tell your stories and show your artwork.

"May you eat from the haunch and sleep in the driest den." - Ratha, Clare Bell.
Founded 7 Years ago
Feb 26, 2010


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rathacat Featured By Owner Mar 20, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Hi Clan-Ground folks,
My rathacat twitter is active again!  See above for newest tweet.
Kooskia Featured By Owner Edited Mar 22, 2015
We we all follow you! x3
PS: i've been admitted as co-admin of the group ^^
:iconseasaidh: let me did it because of her being busy and because i've instead free-time, that i can easily use to  track fan-arts, invite members, affiliate groups etc...
 i really thanks her for this x3
Tacimur Featured By Owner Jan 8, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Hello! :) Is this group still active?
seasaidh Featured By Owner Jan 13, 2015  Student Digital Artist
Sorry about that, I *swore* it was on auto-approve but it seems I had to check each folder for permissions. haha, neat feature but I wasn't aware at the time. That has been fixed. ^^
Tacimur Featured By Owner Jan 14, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
:) I resubmitted after another time-out, and auto approval is still not on for the folder I'm trying to submit to.
seasaidh Featured By Owner Jan 19, 2015  Student Digital Artist
It seems that just ONE was unclicked, *shakes fist at it* should be a go now. I'm on break now, so I'll be checking here about every other day just in case it doesn't work again.
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Kooskia Featured By Owner May 11, 2014
Sorry! Make mistake xD I've submitted this… on featured... (guess should go in Art of the Named)
synnabar Featured By Owner Feb 3, 2014  Professional Traditional Artist
Wonderful group! :D I submitted a second piece, but I think perhaps it should have gone into "Art of the Named"; I put it in "Featured" by mistake, my apologies!
Kooskia Featured By Owner Feb 1, 2014
Also someone knows if there is a forum for the series? or roleplay? I've found this official one but despite i've made registration doesn't allow me to post, seems a bit abandoned..…
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