The Fantastic Library is honored to present the Golden Kitten Award for the second time
As is worthy, we have saved the most important award to last. The Fantastic Library's Golden Kitten Award was created in order to fix an historic oversight: a lack of an award celebrating the feline heroes at the heart of the fantasy genre. After all, what would Lewis Carrol's Alice in Wonderland be without the Cheshire Cat? What would the heroine of Neil Gaiman's Coraline do without her feline guide and ally in black? How would the tale of "Puss in Boots" be told without… the puss in boots? Thus, it is our privilege to present for the second time, the Golden Kitten Award for the most fantastic feline in 2016!
The Winner of The Fantastic Library's Golden Kitten Award for 2016 is… Rowl, son of Maul, Chief of the Silent Paws, and the hero of the Aeronaut's Windlass: The Cinder Spires, by Jim Butcher, Yaniv Publishing
Rowl, the hero of Jim Butcher's book, sets out with Bridget, his human, and escorts her bravely when she is sent to serve in the guard of the Spirearch of Albion. Moreover, he joins the guard himself, and with bare paws reveals an Auroran conspiracy to attack and conquer Albion. Time and time again he has saved the lives of humans, through his commendable courage, noble demeanor and sharp feline mind. Undoubtedly, without his aid, this would have been a far shorter book… at least for Bridget and her friends. For this and more, we extend our gratitude!
Since time immemorial, the Spires have sheltered humanity, towering for miles over the mist-shrouded surface of the world. Within their halls, aristocratic houses have ruled for generations, developing scientific marvels, fostering trade alliances, and building fleets of airships to keep the peace.
Captain Grimm commands the merchant ship, Predator. Fiercely loyal to Spire Albion, he has taken their side in the cold war with Spire Aurora, disrupting the enemy’s shipping lines by attacking their cargo vessels. But when the Predator is severely damaged in combat, leaving captain and crew grounded, Grimm is offered a proposition from the Spirearch of Albion—to join a team of agents on a vital mission in exchange for fully restoring Predator to its fighting glory.
And even as Grimm undertakes this dangerous task, he will learn that the conflict between the Spires is merely a premonition of things to come. Humanity’s ancient enemy, silent for more than ten thousand years, has begun to stir once more. And death will follow in its wake…
Book: The Aeronaut's Windlass
Series: The Cinder Spires
Author: Jim Butcher
Translated from English by: Inbal Sagiv Nakdimon
Yaniv Publishing (2016)
639 pages (in two volumes)