Topaz and the Plum Gista Stone
(Tales of Topaz the Conjure Cat Book 2)
Suitable for: All ages, ideal for ages 8-12
My Rating: 5 Stars
Format Read for Review: Kindle copy from the author.
Description: Otis the owl is cursed with blindness which means he can no longer fly! His brave, loyal friends: Topaz the conjure cat, Daisy the fawn and Dooley the raccoon set out on a dangerous journey to find the Plum Gista Stone and return his vision. Along the way they explore a magical land, encounter dark foes and even meet new allies who are seeking redemption for their past mistakes. Together, using team work, they overcome all obstacles to help their friend.
In Short: This is a face paced adventure with a unique mix of characters and many positive messages along the way. A magical story to rival The Chronicles of Narnia that would also make a great bedtime story for younger children. A must have for those who love fantasy books and cats.
Pros: I love the interesting cast of characters. Topaz, the conjure cat is a magical being with mighty powers who is the last of his kind. He is incredibly brave and always puts others before himself, he even inspires Dooley, who is often grouchy into being selfless as well. Topaz is the king of his land and even though as King he has many responsibilities and places to be, he puts that all aside to help one friend. This book is full of great messages about friendship, courage, loyalty, team work, owning mistakes, redemption, forgiveness, problem solving and critical thinking. Dooley the raccoon is probably my favorite character. Even though he sometimes says funny yet rude things and acts grumpy he does the right thing and is a true friend. This book is well written and full of exciting action. There is a lot of magic and wonder to the plot that will keep any age interested. Even as an adult, I really enjoyed this story.
Cons: I have no issues with this book.
Learn more about Topaz on Pat Frayne's blog.