Guardian Cats and the Lost Books of Alexandria
By Rahma Krambo
You humans may have noticed we cats have a fascination with books. When you are reading them, we have to check them out ourselves. When they are sitting on the bed or a table, we enjoy flopping down on them. But did it ever occur to you that our interest may go deeper than what you see? Considering how attached we are to the written word, it would be no surprise if we cats were the guardians of books and the knowledge they contain. And that is the premise of this fantasy novel.
Marco enjoys his sedate life with his human, Lucy, and her grandmother until one day he discovers firsthand the magic that lies within the pages of books — he learns how to read. When the grandmother is suddenly taken ill and his human’s life is thrown into chaos, Marco strikes off on his own and finds real-life adventures, thanks to a cat named Cicero, who is not only the guardian cat of a library, but of one of the mystical books rescued from the ancient library of Alexandria. Cicero takes Marco across time and space to explain his mission and enlists his help to save the book once again from a dangerous, evil human foe. But that’s not the only battle the cats have to face — there is also a rogue band of raccoons whose leader also lusts after the power and magic contained in the book.
The story starts off just a little bit slowly, but once you’ve met the main characters, it is nearly impossible to put down! Fans of the Warriors books, or the Windrusher series (which isn’t anywhere near as well-known as it should be) will enjoy Marco and Cicero’s adventure. The author leaves enough open ends to suggest that there could be one or more sequels. I hope there are — I would love to hear more from the guardian cats.
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My review copy of this book was provided by the author.
Great review Sparkle! We love books and so does our mommy so we’ll have her put it on her list!
Fuzzy and Zoe says
We’ll have our mom add that to her Amazon Wish List so she can remember it next time she’s looking for books! We hope your Human had fun on her trip, and we REALLY hope that she’s making it up to you ten fold!
Pricilla - Famous SpokesGoat says
You write an excellent review Sparkle. Thank you. I just eat books….
Glogirly & Katie says
Excellent review, Sparkle!
Little known factoid – Although I coined the nickname “Glogirly” for my girl. Gloman actually calls her Sparkle. !!!
Devoted to Willow says
I will paw a note to Mom so she could put it on her reading list. Her selection of books were getting low so she will be happy to see your review.
Great review! We think mommy would like this book! We also think mommy would like an Ess! MOL! Have a purrfect day!
Great review Sparkle!
It sounds like an interesting book!
Oh! My human shall have to read this! She loves fantasy books and especially ones with cats in them!
Katnip Lounge says
Mommy put it on her list!
My Human is all read read read. She must have about 50 books laying around that she’s borrowed or bought and says are on her “must read” list. Me, I say put the freaking books down and play fevvers with me! But this does sound like a pretty good story….
That one does sound pretty good! Hey, I finally remembered to get the Kindle version of your book!!!
The Island Cats says
This sounds like a good book, Sparkle! We wish we could read.
Cat's Cats says
Sounds like a great book Sparkle…I always enjoy a fun adventure!!!
Max the Quilt Cat says
Another great book review Sparkle. Thanks….
Hannah and Lucy says
We’re still voting twice a day Sprakle – we hope you win your section of the contest. Mum will try and find a copy of the Guardian Cats.
Luv Hannah and Lucy xx xx
If you haven’t read “The Wild Road” and “The Golden Cat” by Gabriel King, you really must! The two books are a beautiful, amazing, and sometimes sad fantasy epic.
That does sound like a great book. We will start saving our green papers. Hope you have a super Sunday.
Hmmm – now dat might be a book that’s fun to read. I hitnk we’ll give it a try.
Huffle Mawson says
Sounds like an interesting book!
Mr Puddy says
Mom never read Cat fantasy novel. But your review made her interesting !
And we think you are Amazing, Sparkle
You are blogging everyday, We wonder when you have time to read the book !
By the way, Have a great day, Sparkle
And Thank you for your review : )