Guardian Cats is the classic hero's journey with cats as the guardians of an ancient mystical book of power.
Although the main characters are two felines with a noble purpose, there is no shortage of creatures with dubious intents – gangster raccoons, an undead Queen, a hellhound, and an evil professor who believes possessing the mystical book would give him unlimited power, like Hitler's 'spear of destiny.
Like Warrior Cats, Marco's story begins as a housecat. Unlike Firepaw, however, Marco is perfectly happy in the lap of the girl who reads aloud to him every night. When he is gifted with the ability to decipher the words, he loses himself in the adventure stories he reads, dreaming of being a hero.
However, a tragic turn of events leaves him homeless and ill-prepared to face life on the streets. He eventually takes refuge in the public library but is soon discovered by Cicero, the old library cat and elder Guardian of the hidden Book of Motion.
Cicero challenges Marco to leave his safe adventure stories and follow him on a true journey.
Fans of the mythological hero's journey will recognize and enjoy the classic structure.
Fans of Warrior Cats will find a new feline world to explore, one created from an ancient brotherhood, with cats who read and hang out around cafes and libraries.
Fans of magical realism will enjoy this allegorical fantasy adventure that can be enjoyed on several levels and all ages, nine and up.
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Where to buy the book:
Print version available July 2011