The Pharaoh’s Cat
Maria Lang
Historical Fantasy

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.


Uncaged Review: A lovely tale set in in Egyptian times of a cat who has magical powers bestowed upon it by the Egyptian God Bastel. The cat now has the ability to talk and walk. The Pharaoh finds himself amused by the cat and they soon become best friends. The Pharaoh’s uncle is unhappy about this and plot’s revenge against the cat. Tragedy strikes and the high priest and the cat find themselves on the run and thrown into the 21st century New York.

This is my favorite read so far of this year. Not only is the storyline so interesting to read, it had loads of humor and I loved how the story was told by the cat’s point of view. I only wish this was cat was real and I could meet him. I really hope this author continues to bring lots of books out. Reviewed by Jennifer

5 Stars