Saturday, February 25, 2017

The Pharaoh's Cat by Maria Luisa Lang

The Pharaoh's Cat
by Maria Luisa Lang

My rating: 4 stars

Publication Date: November 28, 2016
Publisher: Maria Luisa Lang
Genre: Historical comedic fantasy
Print Length: 186 pages
Available from: Amazon | Barnes & Noble 


The Pharaoh’s Cat, a tragicomic fantasy narrated in the present tense by the cat himself, tells of a free-spirited, wise-cracking stray in ancient Egypt who suddenly acquires human powers and immediately captivates the young Pharaoh, making him laugh for the first time since his parents’ death.

The cat becomes the Pharaoh’s constant companion and, at the royal palace and on a tour of Egypt, participates in the festivities, developing an insatiable appetite for good food, wine, and gossip. Gradually, he renews the Pharaoh’s ability to enjoy life and inspires him to become a stronger leader. The bond of selfless love they share will change Egypt’s destiny.

The cat has a good friend in the High Priest of the god Amun-Ra and seeks his help in solving the mystery of his human powers and the supernatural manifestations that plague him. He has a mortal enemy in the Vizier—the second most powerful man in Egypt--who hates him for his close relationship with the Pharaoh. The Vizier’s persecution of the cat ultimately results in his fleeing with the High Priest to present-day New York City, where they find an ally in an Egyptologist’s daughter.

 
The Pharaoh's Cat by Maria Luisa Lang

The Pharaoh's CatSee ancient Egypt through the eyes of a magical cat, not your usual trek through history! Meet Wrappa-Hamen, transformed by magic, able to walk upright and speak and now the favorite pet of the great Pharaoh, Maat Ba and great friend of the powerful high priest. All is not catnip and fish though, he also has a bitter enemy, the Pharaoh’s uncle, and Vizier. This is Wrappa-Hamen’s “tail” told by him, as he gives full disclosure of his life and little mishaps, as well as his love for those around him.

Quirky, heart-warming and filled with both danger and misadventures, Maria Luis Lang has penned a gem of a tale that will bring a terrific escape when nothing less than pure humor and fun will do! From farting, blow up hippos to magical boats, Wrappa-Hamen is the perfect guide!

THE PHARAOH’S CAT is a delightful journey among the ancients with a magical and joyous ending that will leave you smiling! Who knew Egypt could be so light hearted and fun?

I received this copy from Maria Luisa Lang in exchange for my honest review.



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