In the grand storytelling style of Watership Down and Tailchaser's Song comes an epic tale of adventure and danger, of heroism against insurmountable odds, and of love and comradeship among extraordinary animals who must brave The Wild Road . . .
Secure in a world of privilege and comfort, the kitten Tag is happy as a pampered house pet--until the dreams come. Dreams that pour into his safe, snug world from the wise old cat Majicou: hazy images of travel along the magical highways of the animals, of a mission, and of a terrible responsibility that will fall on young Tag. Armed with the cryptic message that he must bring the King and Queen of cats to Tintagel before the spring equinox, Tag ventures outside. Meanwhile, an evil human known only as the Alchemist doggedly hunts the Queen for his own ghastly ends. And if the Alchemist captures her, the world will never be safe again . . .
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All right, I'm a sucker for animals--pretty much all sorts--and I've always loved animal books: WATERSHIP DOWN, PLAGUE DOGS, RING OF BRIGHT WATER, BLACK BEAUTY (not to mention MAN WHO LISTENS TO HORSES)... But you can look and look and still not find a book that captures the essential cat. Well, in THE WILD ROAD, Gabriel King captured something so truly feline that the reader gratefully recognizes individual cat personalities.
--Veronica Chapman, Senior Editor
"Absolutely magical . . . Always intriguing."
Author of Watership Down
"A magical quest fantasy--a Watership Down for cat lovers."
--The Daily Telegraph (London)
"A diverting fantasy tale."
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