Beasts of Tabat

This is a book that took me over six months to read. It didn’t take that long because I had a hard time with it, or that it was uninteresting. Far from it, in fact. It took me so long because I started it just before life got incredibly busy. I say this because it’s a testament to the book that I kept coming back after weeks and sometimes months away from it.

Beasts of Tabat is the story of legendary gladiator, Bella Kanto. A warrior for Tabat for many years now, she has never known defeat despite aging, (albeit quite gracefully) and younger gladiators coming to challenge time and again. Bella Kanto has a tremendous ego with the skill and beauty to match.

This is also the story of Teo, a boy who finds himself in the famed city of Tabat, where magical creatures of every kind are captured and used in a variety of ways to keep the city running. Some are used as fuel, some as laborers, and some for their body parts. The more time Teo spends in Tabat, the more trouble he finds himself in, and the deeper he sees into the dark side of this wonderful place he’d read so much about.

I found myself drawn into the world and the characters. Tabat is a big city much like any other, with it’s entertainment, upperclass sections as well as its slums. I found myself emotionally invested in the plight of the beasts and creatures used by Tabatians. I’m curious what Teo’s hidden nature will reveal, and what part Bella may have to play in the events that unfold at the end of the book. The cliffhanger ending has me ready for the next book without a doubt. Things are happening, and if there is one thing history has taught time and again; the oppressed will eventually fight back.

A tremendous upheaval is coming to Tabat, and I plan to be there for it when the next book arrives.

Cat Rambo’s Beasts of Tabat was a great read filled with flawed and real characters and real situations. This book provided a glimpse of a rich world filled with diverse creatures and people, and I look forward to seeing more of it in the soon to be released sequel.

Out of Ordure

FairyCover-textA big greetings and salutations to you! I’m excited to announce the release date for my new novella, Out of OrdureAUGUST 18TH marks the release date for this first volume in a series of short length books I will be writing. These aren’t your typical fairies, folks. Working for Fey World Maintenance isn’t the easiest job for some, and Fecanya has the worst job of them all. But if anyone can do it, it’s this sassy little fairy. See below for the back cover synopsis. If you love humor, fantasy, magic, and the idea of a sassy and attitude-filled fairy, this is your book!

Synopsis

For countless ages, fairies have existed in human lore as protectors of children, sprinklers of magic dust, and bloomers of flowers. Yeah well, fairies have other jobs, too.

Enter Fecanya, Ordure Engineer at Fey World Maintenance Services. She hates her job. Not that anyone who processes…‘leavings’, would, but hey, you wanna trade?

When news of an impending meltdown at a wastewater treatment facility, and a messy war between two gorilla factions (ever seen a gorilla projectile?) arrives at the office, Fecanya must use her many talents to prevent both disasters. But is there a mischievous hidden presence behind this?

With the threat of a city covered in filth of epic proportions, and a jungle at the brink of great ape warfare, it will take more than a visit with her stuffy satyr therapist for Fecanya to prevent a disaster and unmask the hidden enemy, before the ‘leavings’ hit the fan.