Kindle Edition, 184 pages
Published June 17th 2015 (first published May 16th 2015)
The Pharaoh’s Cat, narrated in the present tense by the cat himself, is the story of a free-spirited, quick-witted stray in ancient Egypt who suddenly finds himself with human powers joined to his feline nature.
The cat immediately captures the attention of the seventeen-year-old Pharaoh, making him laugh for the first time since his parents' death, and is brought to live with him at the royal palace.
The cat also becomes friends with 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 later plague him. He has an enemy in the Vizier—the Pharaoh's uncle and the second most powerful man in Egypt. The Vizier hates him for himself and even more for his relationship with the Pharaoh.
The cat participates in festivities at the royal palace, developing an insatiable appetite for good food, wine, and gossip. He later accompanies the Pharaoh on a trip through his kingdom, all the while renewing the Pharaoh’s ability to enjoy life and inspiring him to become a stronger leader.
Between the cat and the Pharaoh a bond of love gradually forms which will determine Egypt's destiny.
The Pharaoh's Cat imaginatively blends Egyptology with comedy, drama, and even time travel--the cat and the High Priest will meet Elena, a resident of the twenty-first century and the daughter of a renowned Egyptologist.
Maria Luisa Lang was born in Rome and lives in New York City. She has a degree in art history and is an amateur Egyptologist. The Pharaoh's Cat is her first novel. She has almost completed a sequel.
I enjoyed this book. It is quirky, funny and cute. Anyone who has a cat, has seen a cat or in any way been exposed to a cat is aware of their curious nature and staunch independence.
This story is narrated by the cat, himself. He is a street cat found and cared for by the Pharaoh. He is loved because he makes the Pharaoh laugh, and brings joy and humor to his life.
The cat is, like most cats, mischievous and fun. He is an engaging character and will leave you with a smile on your face. The cat's name is Wrappa-Hamen and he can speak, yes, speak. He also walks upright and has several human qualities you will find endearing.
This is a wonderful, unique read. I enjoyed the intereaction between Wrappa-Hamen and the Pharaoh, laughed at the bad blood between the cat and the Vizier.
A quick, fun read.
***I was given a copy of this book by the author for an honest review.***