Lazette Gifford: Kat Among the Pigeons

10791483Kat Among the Pigeons
by Lazette Gifford
(contemporary fantasy)

This is a highly entertaining story about a fae (aka faerie) border guard and how she deals with trouble using less magical power than she thinks she needs. It also happens that this particular fae can speak with animals, but only some animals. Only cats and birds, to be precise.

I found the book to be a very amusing romp in Gifford’s fantasy version of Estes Park, Colorado. I’ve never been there, but the location presented in this book makes it seem like a lovely place to visit. In the summer. Without the snow.

The plot in a nutshell is that Kat (said fae border guard) lives in and protects the human side of Estes Park from anything which would try to break through from the fae lands and cause trouble here. You know, trolls, evil spirits, that kind of thing. During the course of this book, she has to deal with trouble breaking through from the fae lands, relationship troubles with a human (though this is not a romance book), a bird who only speaks in poetry, a pretty snarky cat, and family drama.

I enjoyed the book a lot, and in a sense I liked it more than I can justify. It’s not a “you can’t put it down!!” kind of book. It’s not a story with twists I never would have seen coming. BUT, it was a lot of fun, and at a point when I needed a FUN read, and it had very happy and silly moments mixed in with the action and drama. It was, in a sense, a “cozy fantasy” novel, and fulfilled the same needs that a cozy mystery fills, except in a fantasy setting instead of a mystery one. I definitely recommend this one.

Rating: 5 stars


~ by Nicole on May 3, 2017.

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