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Mark of the Cat & Year of the Rat

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"The 'Outer Regions' were created by the artist Karen Kuykendall, whose book of paintings, The Cat People, and her justly famous Tarot cards immortalized these fantastic lands and peoples. There exists among Ms. Kuykendall's records a complete "Travelers' Report" upon which this book is based." says Andre Norton, in her introduction to Mark of the Cat/Year of the Rat

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Paperback, 608 pages
Published October 27th 2004 by Meisha Merlin Publishing (first published January 1st 2002)
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Richardkyser
Sep 03, 2015 Richardkyser rated it it was amazing
I going to give this five stars, the first part of the story was spot on, coming of the age story. The elements added, young man meets sand cat and bonding with said sandcat, the eventual struggle against an unknown enemy, the young man accepting his destiny. Mark of the Cat was Andre Norton at her best. The second half Year of the rat, felt rushed to me, but I was just glad to get a continuation/conclusion to the Mark of the cat, which I read years ago.
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Oct 09, 2007 Kelsey rated it liked it
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Mark of the Cat was excellent. Year of the Rat unfortunately suffered quite a bit of bad editing, to the point where it was actually unpleasant to read.
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Oct 31, 2011 M— rated it liked it
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I had some really good childhood memories of Mark of a Cat, which I read several times when I was a teen, but that was a good fifteen years ago and I haven't read it since. I've never read the sequel, which only published in this omnibus and, as it went out of print almost as soon as it was published, is rare to find and apparently highly coveted. I went to a bit of trouble to find a copy of the omnibus... and it's just that, now that I've obtained it, I don't think it's quite worth the des
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Rachel
Aug 11, 2008 Rachel rated it liked it
Recommends it for: people who love cats
Shelves: own, fantasy, political
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Donna Barnett
May 22, 2010 Donna Barnett rated it really liked it
I'd read Mark of the Cat a long time ago, and it was one of the most amazing books by far. The sequel, Year of the Rat, is a good continuation of the original storyline, but not quite as gripping or smooth-flowing as the first.
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Alice Mary Norton always had an affinity to the humanities. She started writing in her teens, inspired by a charismatic high school teacher. First contacts with the publishing world led her, as many other contemporary female writers targeting a male-dominated market, to choose a literary pseudonym. In 1934 she legally changed her name to Andre Alice. The androgynous Andre doesn't really say "male" ...more
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