The Wild Cats of Piran


Europe’s most magical cats battle for their nine lives! In this first chronicle, the wild cats encounter the ghosts of Piran–and the wicked General Rat! Join the beautiful Queen Felicia, faithful warrior Dragan, and the feral feline family for nine tales of adventure and enchantment.

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The first in a series of nine chronicles concerned with a colony of courageous if also rather lazy feral cats that live in a small seaside town on the Adriatic. Indeed, Piran is a kind of miniature ‘Slovenian Venice’: a forgotten place – at least in the eyes of humans. Every day, the wild cats work the tables of the restaurants along the seafront promenade, hunting for scraps; and the pickings are rich.

Life is good in Piran. In the animal realm, and in the sphere of the supernatural, things are rather different. No one knows that better than Felicia, Queen of the wild cat colony. In the summer which our story begins she is presented with a perfect storm of troubles, for there are strange forces at work in this genteel town. For one thing, Piran’s rats have become mysteriously evolved lately, and are mobilizing under their leader, the sinister ‘General Rat’. As well as the newly formed rat army, there are the town’s Ghosts and worse, meddling and incompetent humans to deal with.

Can Felicia hold her clan together, against all odds, or is their idyllic way of life doomed to extinction? The answers, some of them anyway, are in the first set of nine tales bound to please literary cat lovers of all ages. Filled with vibrant full colour illustrations, each chronicle is best enjoyed over a long morning, afternoon or evening in a snug armchair.

Read the interview with author Scott Alexander Young here.