After covering too many war zones, Joshua returns to his grandparents’ place to find the house neglected and the patio filled with cats. He wants a refuge from the death he witnessed, but the cat yowls remind him of the cries of the wounded. No matter how hard he tries, the cats keep appearing. So, he finally calls for help, help that proves a little […]
Buster’s final wish—a Viking funeral. Although Winston, a small magician with a small talent, wants to give his familiar his ideal funeral, he can’t imagine how he’ll manage burning boat at sea. Still, a Viking funeral seems a small price to pay for years of companionship.
But the funeral might cost Winston more than he realizes. He must break all kinds of laws—magical and otherwise—to give his beloved cat the proper goodbye.
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