Familiar Territory (Winston & Ruby, #1) by Kristine Kathryn Rusch
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.
“Rusch is a great storyteller.”
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