Stormi's Review: The Pharaoh's Cat by Maria Lang
RELEASED: November 28, 2016
GENRE: HISTORICAL, FANTASY
LENGTH: 184 pages
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.
FIVE BOUNDLESS STARS
Wrappa-Hamen is just a normal cat until he is given the special gift to talk and walk upright like a human. When this happens he becomes a close companion to the Pharaoh. At the side of his master, he goes on many adventures. He makes a great enemy in the Vizier and soon finds himself and his friend the High Priest fleeing to modern day New York. What happens next is another great adventure.
The first thing I want to say about this book is that it is very unique. I absolutely love cats. So when I saw this book I jumped at the chance to read it. It is written from the point of view of the cat and so you get to see a bit of a cat's view of the world. It also told an amazing historical story of Ancient Egypt. I really enjoyed this story. The characters, the storyline, and the history made this a very enjoyable read. It was sad and funny and something new and different. I look forward to reading more in the future.