A powerful being fights for his life within the body of a humble, earthbound puppy. Sirius, immortal Lord of the Dog Star and infamous for his quick temper, cannot believe it when he is falsely accused of murder and banished to Earth. There he is reborn into the body of a puppy and learns that he has the life-span of that creature to recover the ...
A powerful being fights for his life within the body of a humble, earthbound puppy. Sirius, immortal Lord of the Dog Star and infamous for his quick temper, cannot believe it when he is falsely accused of murder and banished to Earth. There he is reborn into the body of a puppy and learns that he has the life-span of that creature to recover the missing murder weapon. If he fails, he will die. He is adopted by Kathleen, who has no idea that her beloved Leo' is anything more than an abandonded stray. She is a loving owner, but an unwanted guest in a family who mostly resent her presence. Sirius soon learns that he has enemies amongst the humans as well as amongst the unearthly beings who sentenced him. How on earth can he clear his name without his special powers?
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One of Ms. Jones' first, it's an excellent novel, creative, and written from the unique point of view of a star punished to live on Earth in the body of a dog. She weaves in ancient mythology so well it made me begin my own research into Welsh myths, and the climactic cathartic scene is exactly what kids in the age group this was intended for love to read about. So much good about this story, always relevant, yes somehow delightfully 70's as well. Always recommend.
Jul 25, 2009
I have loved this book since I first read it, which was about eight years ago. I'm now in my early twenties and still adore it. It's a great fantasy book, the kind with vivid details and charming characters that allow you to feel as if you're right there in the story. I'd recommend it for all ages-from pre-teens to adults. I'm sure someday I'll pass it on to my own children.
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