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Is the kingdom's fate in the hands of an orphan cat?

Running fast to save his life, Aldwyn ducks into an unusual pet store. Moments later Jack, a young wizard in training, comes in to choose a magical animal to be his familiar. Aldwyn's always been clever. But magical? Jack thinks so—and Aldwyn is happy to play along.

He just has to convince the other familiars—the know-it-all blue jay Skylar and the friendly tree frog Gilbert—that he's the powerful cat he claims to be.

Then the unthinkable happens. Jack and two other young wizards are captured by the evil queen of Vastia.

On a thrilling quest to save their loyals, the familiars face dangerous foes, unearth a shocking centuries-old secret, and discover a destiny that will change Vastia forever. Their magical adventure—an irresistible blend of real heart, edge-of-your-seat action, and laugh-out-loud humor—is an unforgettable celebration of fantasy and friendship.

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Quotes & Awards

  • “A captivating story. Prepare yourself for more twists and turns than you can shake a want at, and cliff-hangers by the dozen.” 

    Roderick Gordon, author of Tunnels

  • “An enchanting story readers will love.” 

    Michael Buckley, author of The Sisters Grimm

  • “This series opener won’t disappoint. The consistently suspenseful narrative moves quickly and is full of twists and turns. This winning combination of action and humor will keep readers turning pages right up to the ending.” 

    School Library Journal (starred review) 

  • “A grand adventure with entertaining characters and magic-induced fun.” 

    Publishers Weekly

  • A Selection for the 2010 Kids' Indie Next List
  • A Young Hoosier Book Award Nominee

Listener Opinions

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 by Chantry | 6/28/2011

    " This book was SOOOOO adorable!!! Especially if you love animals. It's so cute! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Vicki | 6/21/2011

    " Think Guardian's of Ga'Hoole meets Harry Potter. It's all about the animal familiars. Pretty good start to a promising new series. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Cassidy | 5/31/2011

    " so far this is an echanting story its about a cat named aldwyn and he basiclyruns into a shop to hide and a wizerd chose him as a "partner" to help him with his magic but he has no magcl value whatsoerer "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 by Bulmara | 4/18/2011

    " This was a really good book. Really funny!!!

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About the Author
Author Adam Jay Epstein

Adam Jay Epstein grew up in Great Neck, New York, and started his daydreaming at an early age. After graduating from Wesleyan University, he moved to Los Angeles to start sharing his daydreams with other people. While there, he met a brilliant and creative genius and asked him if he would be interested in becoming one half of a writing team. When the said genius turned him down, he found the less talented but far more willing Andrew Jacobson to partner with.