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Fantasy set in the universe Duane created in a YA series (Deep Wizardry, 1990, etc.). Cats are intelligent and have their own language, Ailurin; feline wizards with their human counterparts keep transit gates open and the world safe from disasters and invasions. Three New York wizards, house pet Rhiow, neurotic Saash, and dumpster resident Urruah, are detailed by the Powers That Be to repair a malfunctioning gate beneath Grand Central Station before a train accidentally gets hurled into another dimension. In the train tunnel the three battle hordes of rats and rescue a kitten, Arhu, who, though resentful and hostile, is destined to become a wizard, too. Next, the trio must travel into an alternate world of the past, Downside, to locate the gate's power source--but the locals are dinosaurs, and very belligerent. Then the investigators' human Area Advisory vanishes; they discover a magic spell written in Ailurin on an ancient Egyptian papyrus; Arhu develops a talent for seeing the future; and it becomes clear that they're being opposed by a dinosaur wizard backed by the evil Lone Power. Often intriguing, with a well-worked backdrop, but it's hard to find a logical or emotional connection between cats and dinosaurs. Still, fantasy-loving ailurophiles will curl up and purr. -- Copyright ©1997, Kirkus Associates, LP. All rights reserved. --This text refers to the Paperback edition.
If you enjoyed Kit and Nita's adventures, you'll probably enjoy Rhiow and her team's adventures in the line of work! Read morePublished on May 29 2003 by Jennifer
Although the main stars are of the feline persuasion, even those who do not care for cats should like this series. Read morePublished on July 27 2002 by Anna MacSorley
The Book of Night with Moon is not, as some Duane fans might hope, what it sounds like. The mythical Book of Night with Moon figures prominently in some of Duane's other stories,... Read morePublished on June 25 2002
I have always loved Diane Duane's deft handling of alien characters in her books, so I wasn't surprised when she got the character of cats down pat. Read morePublished on Oct. 1 2001 by Angelheart S. Jordan
This morning I was sitting in Grand Central reading Book of Night with Moon for probably the tenth time. Read morePublished on July 26 2001
I must admit, this is one of the best books I've ever read. While the Ailurin vocabulary is slightly confusing in the beginning, and there are some slightly slower parts, the... Read morePublished on July 23 2001 by Suninos
ok, how do i put this? THIS IS ONE HECK OF A BOOK!! i'll love it and if you love diane duane, this is a must! Read morePublished on July 21 2001
Diane Duane did a wonderful job on this delightful tale. It made me laugh and cry. There was a lot of thought put in these characters. Read morePublished on July 1 2001