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4.43 out of 54.43 out of 54.43 out of 54.43 out of 54.43 out of 5 4.43 (7 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Adam Jay Epstein, Andrew Jacobson Narrator: Lincoln Hoppe Publisher: HarperCollins Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: September 2010 ISBN: 9780061996870
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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 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 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 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 Bulmara | 4/18/2011

    " This was a really good book. Really funny!!!
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  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Alana | 4/1/2011

    " fantastic! great adventure with a dash of magic. if you liked the warrior series, you should definately check this out! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Marcos | 4/1/2011

    " wel the book has lotes of hook the book has great parts to it it is good for both gender if u like fantsy this is the book for u and the pictures is really good "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Emily | 3/14/2011

    " My 12 yr old son told I "had to read this book" It was good, and I can see why he liked it. It was probably a bit too juvenille for me but I have no problems with it other then that. "

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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.

About the Narrator

Lincoln Hoppe is an accomplished actor of stage and screen with several films, plays, television shows, and numerous audiobooks to his credit. His audiobook narrations have earned him nine AudioFile Earphones Awards. His diverse voice characterizations can be heard on animated films, video games, and commercials across the globe. He is a member of the Lost Angeles Comedy Sportz Improv Company.