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Cats Have No Lord [Kindle Edition]

Will Shetterly
3.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (2 customer reviews)

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Book Description

From the edge of the Elflands to the top of World's Peak, drawn together on a quest whether they like it or not....

"The first-rate world building, the unique cast of characters, and the author's clever whimsey make it absorbing reading. Recommended." —Booklist

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About the Author

Will Shetterly is the author of Dogland, Elsewhere, and other stories.

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  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • File Size: 440 KB
  • Print Length: 210 pages
  • Simultaneous Device Usage: Unlimited
  • Sold by: Amazon Media EU S.à r.l.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B0057P6JSU
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Average Customer Review: 3.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (2 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #669,759 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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5.0 out of 5 stars A jewel in the dust 3 Jun. 2003
Format:Mass Market Paperback
It is not Tolkien, LeGuin, Zelazny, Eddings, Martin... so why wasting your time? Wrong!!!
A thrilling fantasy adventure settled in totally original and marvelous world by relatively unknown author.
Meet the Dragon Lord, Wolf Lord, Demon Lord,...Cat Lord? Read the
book to find out :)
The story has all the main characteristics of excellent high fantasy - unusual plot (of course a quest, of course unusual characters involved with the quest), intrigue, deceit, and fine old sword and sorcery.
So much things in so small volume - excellent fun which won't cost you much time.
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It is very sketchy, the writing has no depth. The story did have a few twists, but the author could have done a better tale, if he had expanded. Four people brought together by fate go on a fool's quest to the top of the world to prevent the Empress from ruling the world. But they must race against time for their enimies are closing in.
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4.0 out of 5 stars Recommended, but not a favorite 20 May 2006
By Sissy - Published on
Format:Mass Market Paperback
Mr. Shetterly lists his influences on an acknowledgments page before he starts the book, and you can definitely see the influences come to life in the pages. There are two or three scenes, for instance, that will remind you quite a bit of The Princess Bride if you've ever read it, or even ever watched the movie adaption. Luckily Mr. Shettlery's story is imaginative enough that this actually just makes the fantasy genre seem more connected rather than like reading an unoriginal piece of regurgitation. He definitely uses themes from other books in his own ways, rather than purely lifting scenes.

This book definitely has some time and thought put into its religion, which most of the story revolves around. Now I can't say I want to believe this myself, and sometimes there feels to be some hostility towards other religions merely by the presentation, but this is definitely an interesting work in regard to its people's beliefs. Let me recap it for you. There is one God, who spread herself out to give life to a variety of minor gods, who act as patrons to different species of mortals, whom the God also granted life: a wolf god, a dragon god, etc. It is said that this one God will one day wake from her sleep, consume all of the minor gods as well as all the life she created in mortals, and choose to either rebirth it all or kill it all. The motive is basically to see how well she did in creating life. Furthermore, there is something of a love story between-oh, I can't say anything without spoiling. (: However, the cat lord has gone missing and this disrupts her plans somewhat. This is definitely something you don't see in other fantasy works. So while I'll never take it seriously as a religion, I definitely had fun reading about the God and her subjects.

Even though the religion is the main focus of the book (which doesn't seem crediting enough, I know, but trust me: the book isn't told through a series of lectures or morality [believe me on that]; but otherwise through the characters' motives revolving around religious points, the characters expressing the qualities of their God, etc.), I generally enjoyed most of the characters as well. Some have fairly stereotypical qualities, which I'm pretty sure was intentional, and they definitely make some choices I disagree with, but they are fairly well-written.

The climax happens very quickly and isn't very exciting. It was well played out and unique, but happened so quickly with very little actual action that it seemed to be over before it started.

Well, I certainly enjoyed this book though not enough to call it a favorite.
3.0 out of 5 stars Yoda speak..... 16 April 2013
By Susan B. Best - Published on
Format:Kindle Edition|Verified Purchase
The premise was good, the main characters were engaging and interesting. BUT.... Confusing it was, and totally unnecessary for the use of this particular speech pattern for a character. All I could hear in my head was Yoda, which was distracting to say the least. I also understand the need for subplots, but there were games within games and none of them sufficiently fleshed out to give the book a robust flavor. I like Will Shetterly but I think he got way too clever on this one, losing his path and this old lady along the way. He does more justice to short stories and his Borderland forays (Elsewhere and NeverNever) are outstanding. A usually good author, a mediocre book.
3.0 out of 5 stars Missing parts 28 Jan. 2013
By Amazon Customer - Published on
Format:Kindle Edition|Verified Purchase
I read this in paper years ago and loved it. It's still fun but the Kindle copy appears to be missing or have truncated certain parts. Either that or my memory is gone. One classic scene is altered so you miss the punchline.
5.0 out of 5 stars This is a favorite of mine 25 May 2008
By Coyote Monster - Published on
Format:Mass Market Paperback
I love all the characters and would like to enter this world and have a walk around. I've read this book over many times.
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