Review: The Cat’s Maw

Posted on October 28, 2014


cats maw cover

Just in time for Halloween.
Treat yourself to this haunting fantasy!

The Cat’s Maw
The Shadowland Saga – Volume 1
Written by Brooke Burgess
Illustrated by Sara Machajewski
Create Space
September 2014
278 pages

Ten-year old Billy Brahm is so smart he’s going into the 6th grade. That is, of course, if he can survive his summer vacation. You see, Billy is “accident-prone” – or so his adoptive mother keeps telling him, over and over. A little sister he once had asked him if he was “cursed.” The answer lies somewhere between this time and space reality and another.

Two weeks after his tenth birthday, while visiting his neighbor Mrs. Thomas’s cat collection, Billy followed a black and white tabby with golden eyes into the middle of the road where he was hit by a car. A mangled and broken leg would have sidelined any normal 10-year old. But the cat had other ideas. In Billy’s dream, the cat lures him into a shadowy sphere where a frightening creature begs for his help. Ordinarily Billy might’ve dismissed it as a nightmare. But when he wakes up and the black and white tabby’s golden eyes are staring at him from the chest in his bedroom, he knows this special cat is hiding a secret. From that moment on Billy is drawn, like a curious cat, into an unusual mystery that takes him on a journey into the realm of the tiger.

The Cat’s Maw is a haunting fantasy not for the faint of heart.

Copyright (c) 2014 by Peggy Tibbetts

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