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The Mark of the Cat
The Mark of the Cat
Author: Andre Norton
An amulet bearing the image of a sandcat becomes the focus of a young man's quest for his manhood and heritage in the latest fantasy by one of the genre's undisputed greats. Drawing its background from the world created by Karen Kuykendall in her "Tarot of the Cat People," the story of Hynkkel's journey through the Outer Region to the sacred Dia...  more »
ISBN-13: 9780441519712
ISBN-10: 0441519717
Publication Date: 10/1/1993
Pages: 248
  • Currently 4.2/5 Stars.

4.2 stars, based on 12 ratings
Publisher: Ace
Book Type: Paperback
Other Versions: Hardcover
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What a delightful little book! I do not recall ever reading Andre Norton before, but I certainly will read more of her in the future. I found this story to be a unique telling of a fantasy adventure in a vain I'd not experienced before. Her visual descriptions bring the story to life and, while some of the story is a little fanciful (it is, after all FANTASY) it drew me in and entertained me from start to finish. I was a little disappointed with the end, but I think she left it the way she did with a sequel in mind. Who knows, maybe she already wrote it! If you are a fan of fantasy adventure, this book is for you!
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This is a second copy that I have. I have collected all of her works (except where she is just the editor), and enjoy all of her writings ... even the children's books. This is a nice short story about a young person going through challenges to emerge as a better and strengthened person who is ready to deal with the world on a new level. She uses large panther-like cats as protagonists along with the humans, and being a cat-lover, this appealed to me.
I hope the next person to have this book enjoys it as well.
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the kotti is a sacred and magical animal, but to young Hynkkel, the kotti called Mieu is more, treasured companion, friend, and kin. when Mieu is taken from him Hynkkel must travel into the unknown in the test of survival known as Solo. With only a red-gold sandcat pendant to remind him of his loss, he begins his trek. he does not know that it will take him to the secret worlk of the cat...and to a trial that will mark his destiny.