Many books and movies attempt to tell us how animals see the world. Unfortunately so many of them try to make the animals think and talk the way humans do. Diane Duane knows that cats are a different species and therefore have different ways of thinking. From that she created an entire book in which we see the world through a cat's eyes. The cat's words are translated into English for our convenience, but we are told when the English word just isn't a good translation, or when body language is used instead. She creates personalities and mannerisms and everything feline based on what we already know of cats, or at least the real cat lovers do. In fact, she's so accurate that you'll probably look at your own cat and wonder if you have a normal cat or a wizard on your hands. Because, you see, the cats in this novel are not just ordinary cats going about their feline ways, they are actually wizards, working hard to keep the world and New York in balance. If you are a big Diane Duane fan, you have to read this book, and if you like the Young Wizard series, then you're in for a treat, because it's set in the same world and has a few cameo cross overs. Enjoy!