Reserved for the Cat (Elemental Masters, Book 5)

By Mercedes Lackey

Dependent loosely at the story of Puss in Boots, Reserved for the Cat occurs in 1910 in another London. a tender dancer, penniless and determined, is certain she goes mad whilst a cat starts off chatting with her mind-to-mind. yet her tom cat consultant, truly an Elemental Earth Spirit, is helping her to impersonate a well-known Russian ballerina and accomplish the good fortune she?s been dreaming of. regrettably she additionally draws the eye of one other Elemental Spirit?a way more threatening one?and the younger dancer needs to once more flip to her mysteriously robust four-legged hairy good friend.

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