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Cat's Quill (Hidden Places #1)

3.68  ·  Rating Details ·  68 Ratings  ·  18 Reviews
Tomas Kemp has two successful novels to his name and the true belief that a successful sequel is only a matter of a little inspiration. When Tomas meets a mysterious stranger under the branches of an old oak tree, he feels compelled to tell him about a book he holds dear and the sequel he wants to read. But Cathal doesn’t share that deep belief that the sequel Tomas seeks ...more
Paperback, 1st Edition, 350 pages
Published May 30th 2011 by Dreamspinner Press
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Lou Sylvre
Oct 21, 2011 Lou Sylvre rated it it was amazing
This contemporary fantasy isn't like anything else I've read or skimmed or heard about in the M/M genre. I gave Cat's Quill a 5 star rating, and I'll tell you why, but first a brief description (devoid of all spoilers).

Author Tomas Kemp needs a vacation, or more correctly a writer's retreat—at least his older sister Kathleen thinks so. Accordingly, the book opens with Tomas's train pulling out of the station, headed for a tiny village in the English countryside where, apparently, nothing and no
Nov 02, 2011 Meggie rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: magic, fantasy, romance
“Love me now, love me never, but if you love me, love me forever.”
Really pretty verse from the book!

This was truly well written story. The mystery around Cathal was pulling and really interesting. I liked Tomas as a moody character. He was unique that way. Cathal was like a small puppy around books which was funny and cute. Some aspects in this plot were annoying, but hey enjoyable enough. Overall I enjoyed this story and recommend it on!
Apr 22, 2016 Misanagi rated it really liked it
Reading this in paper was a whole new experience. There were so many wonderful details I had forgotten and they came to life in this read. I would always picture the characters a certain way (*winkwink*) but somehow both visions seem to mesh in my head perfectly. The bes thing about reading this book was remembering when it was written. And of course, I too believe in dragons.
Nov 03, 2012 Ann rated it liked it
If I'm honest the first half of the book was far too slow for my taste but had enough mystery to keep me reading. The second half grabbed my attention and I couldn't put it down and led me straight into reading the sequel Magic's Muse.
Nov 15, 2011 Smoh rated it it was amazing
Shelves: m-m, m-m-fantasy, romance
It was simply magical. I'd definitely be reading this again.
Kristy Maitz
Oct 31, 2011 Kristy Maitz rated it really liked it
Surprisingly very interesting plot.
Deja Dei
Sep 01, 2011 Deja Dei rated it it was amazing
Just enchanting.
May 19, 2015 Sol rated it it was ok
OK I had a problem with this book.

For some reason, every character insisted on telling the protagonist that he was rude, even when he was being completely polite and sometimes even when they were the ones who were being rude to him. It was infuriating and it kept distracting me from the story.

Despite that, I liked the story. It was sweet and intriguing, and I liked Cathal's mysterious and quirky personality and how it contrasted whit Tom's.

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Danielle  *migraine in 5..4..3..*
I drug reading this one out. I wanted to keep the characters fresh in my mind, and I was dreading the story ending. When I did get to the end, I was counting down the days to the sequel. The ending left me craving the more, not just for myself, but for the characters as well. I absolutely love this series.
Jul 17, 2015 Bkrdr rated it it was ok
I found the story pace to be too slow, and the mystery to be dragged out. When there was a world shift, it was not as detailed and interesting as I wished. There seemed to be so much talking with little plot movement.
Riina Y.T.
Great writing style, but sadly I couldn't connect with the MC's much...

I quickly lost interest in what was going on that I ended up skipping bits here and there :(

I hope everyone else enjoys it more! :)
Sep 17, 2012 Kate rated it it was ok
The story was to drawn out, and slow moving. Yet they fell in love very quickly. I was disappointed, I really wanted to like this book.
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Anne Barwell lives in Wellington, New Zealand. She shares her home with two cats who are convinced that the house is run to suit them; this is an ongoing "discussion," and to date it appears as though the cats may be winning.

In 2008 she completed her conjoint BA in English Literature and Music/Bachelor of Teaching. She has worked as a music teacher, a primary school teacher, and now works in a lib
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