Friday, September 11, 2015

The Pharaoh's Cat by Maria Luisa Lang (with giveaway)

The Pharaoh's Cat
by Maria Luisa Lang

Find out more about this book and author:

Just released: May 16, 2015
Publisher: self
Genre: Cat, Comedy, Fantasy, Egypt, Historical
Paperback: 184 pages
Rating: 4.5

The Pharaoh's Cat
book 2 - tba

First sentence(s):
Water is filling my ears.
"Useless beast. I should cut… tail. Drowning's too good… you…"
Egyptians revere cats, but there are exceptions.

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.

My two-bits:

Quite the cat adventure!

Fun way to learn about Egyptian history with some nitty gritty scenes with what a Pharaoh encounters in daily living.

The story gets into the ancient past and a bit into the present from an unusual cat perspective. This particular cat has the ability to easily interact with fellow cats and humans.

Cat antics made the story of the drama and the politics of the times amusing. Made me chuckle at times ;-)

About the author:
Maria Luisa Lang was born in Rome, Italy, and lives in New York City. She has a degree in art from the City University of New York, and her artwork has been exhibited in New York galleries.

She often returns to Italy to visit her family. She has also stayed for extended periods in Bath and London. She loves all animals and is an amateur Egyptologist. Her love of cats and ancient Egypt inspired her to write two novels about them. The Pharaoh's Cat is her first novel. She has almost completed its sequel, The Lady of Mystery.

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  1. Its so quirky and I do love Egyptology and Egyptian history so I'll have to give this one a go.

    I thought this was funny. Here's a link to one of my Pinterest pins. There are more funny and cute cats on the board:

    Thanks for the giveaway opportunity.
    sophiarose1816 at gmail dot com

  2. Added to GR: Mary Preston


  3. Added on GRs as Kristia Miltiadou.
    My cat picture :)

  4. Added to GR: Chibyvy
    Thanks for the giveaway!


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