4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
Great new adventure,
This review is from: Cat O'Nine Tails (Cat Royal) (Hardcover)
I'd been waiting for this book ever since Den of Thieves came out, and was very glad to find out that all of the old characters are back (except Charlie Hengrave). This book is different in that it happens over a much longer period of time, and Cat travels much further. New characters are, of course, introduced. I was extra pleased with Cat's relationship with Kanawha. (I don't want to give too much away!) One of my main complaints with the series is that Cat doesn't seem to have many female friends at all. No wonder her love life is so complicated!
I would not advise newcomers to read this book first; the characters have developed a lot since the first books, so I think everyone should start at The Diamond of Drury Lane. One small complaint is that although it is good for Cat to travel, I want to see a bit more of theatre and London, as this is what interested me in the first place. I would also like to see her regain more independence again - I loved that in Den of Thieves, she was travelling as a job. These are small things though, and I have got to say that, though Cat among the Pigeons is still my favourite, this is a great addition to the `Cat' series. I give it 4.5 stars, rounded up to 5.