THE WILD ROAD, by Gabriel King
A marvelous quest book by a pair of accomplished writers (go to the Random House site for details); the book's scope is so wide, I'd guess two were required to pull it off so well. The first magical book of a trilogy about cats. I will never look at my feline, Princess CooCoo, without wondering if the story's premise could be true: cats are smart, determined, implacable, organized, astoundingly intellectual…and will save the world. The tale is fascinating. A cat is bought at a pet store, an old one-eyed cat entices him, an evil magician seeks both him and the King and Queen of cats. Exhausting, at time heart-rending. Completely captivating. It’s a 5, and a book even non-cat lovers will enjoy.