The Wild Road

The Wild Road

by Gabriel King
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The Wild Road by Gabriel King

In the grand storytelling style of Watership Down and Tailchaser's Song comes an epic tale of adventure and danger, of heroism against insurmountable odds, and of love and comradeship among extraordinary animals who must brave The Wild Road . . .

Secure in a world of privilege and comfort, the kitten Tag is happy as a pampered house pet—until the dreams come. Dreams that pour into his safe, snug world from the wise old cat Majicou: hazy images of travel along the magical highways of the animals, of a mission, and of a terrible responsibility that will fall on young Tag. Armed with the cryptic message that he must bring the King and Queen of cats to Tintagel before the spring equinox, Tag ventures outside. Meanwhile, an evil human known only as the Alchemist doggedly hunts the Queen for his own ghastly ends. And if the Alchemist captures her, the world will never be safe again . . .

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780345423030
Publisher: Random House Publishing Group
Publication date: 03/28/1999
Edition description: Reprint
Pages: 480
Sales rank: 662,782
Product dimensions: 4.23(w) x 6.85(h) x 1.23(d)

About the Author

A lifelong cat lover, Gabriel King has shared a home with every variety of feline, from stray to pedigree. He lives in London.

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The Wild Road 4.8 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 13 reviews.
Feeryar More than 1 year ago
I read A LOT. I love to read. I'm addicted to reading. This is one of the best books I have ever read. The characters are funny, interesting, deep and amusing, and the plot keeps you turning page after page. And-there are no mary-sues. Each character has a balance of good, bad, and mischief, and although Tag is the main character and hero, he isn't perfect. He makes mistakes that keep the story going and help line up the events in perfect sync. I'd recommend this book for people from age 13-20, mostly because it has a lot of pages for a young kid to read, and small letters. But you will not regret reading it, whatever age you are.
Guest More than 1 year ago
I love this book I first read it in 6th grade, and I'm at the end of 7th now, and it's still one of the best books I have ever read!! I greatly reccomend this book to all of you people who wonder where your cat goes when they run off into the night... I have other reviews about Dragons of Autumn Twilight, Yu-Gi-Oh!,and Mara Daughter of the Nile
Guest More than 1 year ago
In an astonishing work, The Wild Road and The Golden Cat, King achieves what Umberto Ecco strives (and fails) to do. He achieves a synthesis of numerous religious, philosophical and cultural schools into a wholely realized conceptual world. Amazingly, his work is quite accessable and a great story to boot with none of the strained intelectualizing games Ecco delights in. Cat lover, Philosopher, Historian, or just a fan of a well written, involving tale, any reader will be well rewarded by picking up these books. I look forward to other works by this fine and refreshing author.
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Guest More than 1 year ago
This was an excellent book! It actually takes you into the cats' minds and you can see the world as they see it. The story was awesome with a number of great themes. I've read a lot of books, and this one is one of my favorites! The only reason I have to give this book 4 stars in stead of 5 is because sometimes the adventure seemed too tedious, the dangers too grave, and the villain too villainous. King seemed to be taking animal fantasy to its limits, and that's not always a good thing.
Guest More than 1 year ago
This novel was, superb! The tale of a courageous kitten on a mission to save the 'CAT' world. If you enjoy books read this one!
Guest More than 1 year ago
When I bought this book, I didn't think I would like it at all. I had just finishe Tailchaser's Song an I was hooked on that. Another book so soon? I rejected it at first. But, as summer went along, I fell in love again. I couldn't beleive the insight Gabriel King had! It was amazing! So, if you like cats, fantasy, or the bad guy getting what he deserves, you'll like this. (Also, if you alreay read Tailchaser's Song, this is a good next book:^)
Guest More than 1 year ago
Is Gabriel King part cat? After reding 'The Wild Road', you may wonder. This book not only gives the actions of the cats, but also the reasons behind those actions. The thoughts, the hopes, the dreams....and the fears. For there are fears. For the first time, you not only SEE what a cat is doing, but you get to know WHY. You speak Catinese, and have the ability to see inside their minds. You will laugh, you will chuckle. You'll cry, and you will curse. And in the end, you will smile through the tears, because life DOES go on. Isn't it strange that it took a band of homeless cats to remind you of that fact?
Guest More than 1 year ago
This book was absolutly awesome! King's use of language paints a beautiful picture. He really takes you into the novel, writing like he himself was a cat. This book is definatly recommended for book and cat lovers alike.
Guest More than 1 year ago
I was sure I'd never find a cat book I liked as much as or more than 'Tailchaser's Song' but here it is. King's book is rich, his use of language is unsurpassed, he does much more than communicate, he draws intricate, beautiful pictures with words. The story is robust and mature, not just a 'cat' story, these cats are fully realized individuals with complex personalities like any 'person.' The whole book is gripping, I couldn't put it down, and immediately moved to the sequal - the Golden Cat. I hope King writes another of these, to continue the story of the characters' lives. I was devastated when I was done reading them both, and had nothing to continue on to!
KittyRa More than 1 year ago
Great book! That is way too general so I'll go into detail. Great book I just read it and it was one of the greatest books I have read! So if you like gripping cat fantasy novels, or just animal novels alone I recomend this book highly.
Guest More than 1 year ago
this is a great book. it is very well written, a rarity in today's world. you need to pay attention to get the full impact.