No One Noticed the Cat Author:Anne McCaffrey When Mangan Tighe, Regent to Prince Jamas the Fifth of Esphania, died, no one noticed the cat in their grief for this good and learned man. A ruler of almost feline subtlety, Mangan had gone to great lengths to bring peace and prosperity to Esphania, and thus, in his wisdom, he had made certain unusual arrangements well in advace of his demise.... more » So when the moment arrived, your Prince Jamas was left with a well ordered kingdom and advisors he could trust. Though not even his secretary knew that Niffy---a smoky-colored cat with an uncanny resemblance to her late owner---was one of Mangan Tighe's last and best safeguards.
Meanwhile, in neighboring Mauritia, King Edril and his scheming queen, Yasmin, set their greedy sights on Esphania's land. And, with Jamas madly in love with their sweet niece, Willow, they thought he'd fall into their hands as easily as their other rivals. But, the Prince had one sharp-clawed ally they had overlooked.....« less