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The Wild Road

(1997)
(The first book in the Tag, the Cat series)
A novel by

 
 
While The Wild Road owes somewhat to Tolkienesque fantasy -- with its mysterious Gandalf-like figure and its cat protagonists setting out on a quest in a motley entourage that also includes a magpie and a fox -- it's saved from the more cloying aspects of many animal fantasies by the author's delightful prose and warm characterizations. The quest takes place in contemporary England, which, through the eyes of these cats, becomes a marvelous new world of wonders and danger. An engaging addition to the growing subgenre of animal-based fantasies, it's the sort of book that will appeal equally to mainstream and fantasy readers.

-Charles de Lint



Praise for this book

"While The Wild Road owes somewhat to Tolkienesque fantasy -- with its mysterious Gandalf-like figure and its cat protagonists setting out on a quest in a motley entourage that also includes a magpie and a fox -- it's saved from the more cloying aspects of many animal fantasies by the author's delightful prose and warm characterizations. The quest takes place in contemporary England, which, through the eyes of these cats, becomes a marvelous new world of wonders and danger. An engaging addition to the growing subgenre of animal-based fantasies, it's the sort of book that will appeal equally to mainstream and fantasy readers." - Charles de Lint


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Used availability for Gabriel King's The Wild Road

Hardback Editions

March 1999 : USA Hardback
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Title: Wild Road
Author(s): Gabriel King
ISBN: 1-4178-1080-7 / 978-1-4178-1080-2 (USA edition)
Publisher: San Val
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March 1998 : USA Hardback
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Title: The Wild Road
Author(s): Gabriel King is a pseudonym for:, M John Harrison, Jane Johnson
ISBN: 0-345-42302-X / 978-0-345-42302-3 (USA edition)
Publisher: Del Rey
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November 1997 : UK Hardback
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Title: The Wild Road
Author(s): Gabriel King
ISBN: 0-7126-7870-0 / 978-0-7126-7870-4 (UK edition)
Publisher: Century
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Paperback Editions

March 1999 : USA Mass Market Paperback
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Title: The Wild Road: A Novel
Author(s): Gabriel King
ISBN: 0-345-42303-8 / 978-0-345-42303-0 (USA edition)
Publisher: Del Rey
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November 1997 : UK Paperback
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Title: The Wild Road
Author(s): Gabriel King
ISBN: 0-09-924252-4 / 978-0-09-924252-9 (UK edition)
Publisher: Arrow Books Ltd
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Kindle Editions

August 2017 : USA, Australia, Canada, UK Kindle edition
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Title: The Wild Road
Author(s): Gabriel King
Publisher: Head of Zeus
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