Is the kingdom's fate in the hands of an orphan cat?
Running fast to save his life, Aldwyn ducks into an unusual pet store. Moments later Jack, a young wizard in training, comes in to choose a magical animal to be his familiar. Aldwyn's always been clever. But magical? Jack thinks so—and Aldwyn is happy to play along.
He just has to convince the other familiars—the know-it-all blue jay Skylar and the friendly tree frog Gilbert—that he's the powerful cat he claims to be.
Then the unthinkable happens. Jack and two other young wizards are captured by the evil queen of Vastia.
On a thrilling quest to save their loyals, the familiars face dangerous foes, unearth a shocking centuries-old secret, and discover a destiny that will change Vastia forever. Their magical adventure—an irresistible blend of real heart, edge-of-your-seat action, and laugh-out-loud humor—is an unforgettable celebration of fantasy and friendship.
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After starving alley cat Aldwyn steals food from a fishmonger once too often, he is chased by a notorious bounty hunter intent on exterminating him. He takes refuge in a pet store that sells animal faAug 09 2010 | Read Full Review of The Familiars
Aldwyn likes his cushy new life in Stone Runlet with Jack and two other students, but he struggles to convince his fellow familiarsâa blue jay named Skylar and a tree frog named Gilbertâthat he's as magical as they are.Aug 09 2010 | Read Full Review of The Familiars
The Familiars, Aldwyn, Skylar, and Gilbert, are the prophesied Three, destined by the stars to defeat Paksahara and her Dead Army.Sep 11 2012 | Read Full Review of The Familiars
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The pair and Jack's wizard teacher, Kalstaff, head back to the country, where Jack studies with young students Dalton and Marianne and their familiars, Skylar the blue jay and Gilbert the frog.Aug 06 2015 | Read Full Review of The Familiars
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