Monday, October 28, 2013

The Cat of Bubastes

Title: The Cat of Bubastes

Author: G. A. Henty (The Cat of Bubastes is 1 of 144 books that Henty wrote in his lifetime)

Genre: Historical Fiction

Review: This certainly wasn't the most exciting book in the world, but there were definitely a few perks to reading it. One, it had a very unique perspective on religion. There were a few points when I would read something, then go back to read it again, because it was so good.

The Cat of Bubastes is centered around a boy by the name of Amuba and his companion Jethro. Amuba is a prince, but when their people, the Rebu, go to war with the Egyptians, he and many others are taken captive. Amuba and Jethro manage to stay together, and are taken into the household of Ameres, as companions and friends to his children.

There is plenty of excitement throughout the book, and even though they aren't the most energetic fight scenes in the world, I can see where the appeal is. I would recommend this book, perhaps for older children or teenagers (adults as well), but only for the reasoning that the language is a bit more refined. I think that overall it was a good book, and I believe that it's a good addition to your bookshelf.

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