A medieval masterpiece of adventure, romance and horror, younger readers of Paolini and Cashore will gobble up this award-winning debut.
An Ancient Prophecy. A Powerful Relic. An Insatiable Evil. When all three converge, the fate of every living thing will be in peril.
All her life Catherine had hoped to see a fairrier cat. No book, no scroll provided to her by her tutors had ever mentioned this legend, much to her frustration, and now-at the worse possible time-she was getting her wish. Only, in her wish the cat wasn't about to kill her.
A 732-year-old fairrier cat the size of a horse has killed his fair share of hunters. Driven to the brink of extinction for the supernatural powers of his coat, is he indeed the last of his kind?
Sheltered, 16-year-old Catherine is about to find out. Unwitting heir to the Ancient Onyxes, she flees an arranged marriage only to stumble upon the cat's secrets, the force of the ancient relic she wears, and the dangerous mission they must undertake.
Hidden under a desert that was once a fertile land, millions of predators are waiting to feast again. Catherine must discover the secret of the Ancient Onyxes and stop the creatures known as trodliks before they consume everything in their path. A whispered prophecy becomes her only guide and a rejected suitor just might be the one warrior she desperately needs.
So this review is going to be short, seeing as a) I'm writing it 2 years after I read it, b) it's one of the NetGalley Books whose record of me being approved for it disappeared, c) it's a middle grade book, which leads to d) I didn't enjoy it very much. Yeah.
It had a pretty interesting concept, and pretty original characters, but yeah, it was geared for middle grade, and yeah, it just wasn't my thing, I just wasn't entertained, and I wish that I hadn't read it, that I wasn't approved for it, because it wasn't my kinda thing. Which sucks. Oh, well.
This is a perfect middle grade book, for those that are learning to read by themselves, but it isn't so good for someone in grade 12, and yeah, that's about all that I can say for this book!
Author: C. Bailey Sims
Read: February 4th, 2012
Reason Why: I wanted to, and it's a A-Z Reading Challenge book! And a DAC book!
Publisher: Terabyte Press
Expected Publication: April 3rd 2012