When the Library of Alexandria was reduced to ashes by men who feared the power of words and ideas, Akeel, the Master Librarian risked his life to save a handful of rare mystical books. To protect them from falling into the hands of those who would destroy or misuse them, Akeel appointed the library cats, the very ones who followed him out of the burning building, to guard the ancient books of power. Centuries later, successors of these literary felines faithfully remain at their posts.

This is the story of two cats, one elder Guardian, painfully aware his days are numbered-- troubled he’s not found a worthy heir. And Marco, an intrepid young house cat out on his own for the first time, who finds refuge in the public library.

A contemporary setting with a trip back in time to the Library of Alexandria, this is a tale of an unlikely hero who faces very human dilemmas and insurmountable odds.

Historical fantasy.
Alternate history.
Ages 8 to adult.

Guardian Cats and the Lost Books of Alexandria
Alternative historical fantasy
Guardian Cats
and the Lost Books of Alexandria
What readers are saying about the book:

"... an amazing story that is part fable, part magic, part history, and all-absorbing." Frederick Fuller, Author of 'Children of Bast'.

"... show reflections of some of my favorite books. Of course Fahrenheit 451 and 1984, but... without making this into dystopian literature. But there is also a "feel" of Harry Potter in the sense of magic and good vs. evil. The professor reminds me a little of John Dee from the Alchemyst series. There's sci-fi, fantasy, "cat" literature in here." Karen/retired reading & literature teacher
The story can be appreciated for its classic structure and homage to archetypes handed down through all the ages of story-telling. Here is the hero's journey told anew. This time Parsifal has paws. Amazon Review

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