It begins with a great battle between King Thutmost III and the king of Rebu. Which was a nearby small village. Thutmost won and the rest of the men of the Rebu begged for mercy. The king died in battle and his family moaned in grief. The queen so heart broken, drinks poison because she would rather join her husband in death than be a slave. This leaves her son, the prince Amuba, with his bodyguard to become slaves. Amuba and his bodyguard, Jethro, are sent to serve the high priest of Egypt. The high priest is a kind master to them and he was so ‘kind’ that he even gave Amuba to his son, Chebron. I for one don’t find this super nice and kind, but O.K. It does however become better as the two boys become best friends and go on adventures together. Jethro is sometimes invited as well.
A while later a hawk is attacking the ducks of the palace and so Chebron and Amuba go and start fighting the hawk. They were throwing spears, and while Amuba hits the hawk Chebron’s arrow is knocked off course and went flying into the cat pavilion. As you all should know cats were very important to the Egyptians and so this was bad. It gets even worse when they see that it hits a cat and that cat happens be a very special cat, The Cat of Bubastes. This cat played an important role to the Egyptian religion so this was even worse than it was before. I’d hate to be Chebron right now. This cat also happened to be the chief of all animals as well as the most beautiful cat. Chebron tells his father and his father tells him that he believes that cats are as equal to to all other sacred animals. He is then faced with a choice, he can turn himself in or run away with Amuba.
I know that the rest of the story will be sad, probably because of how said it is already. Because of the Egyptians culture, Chebron will probably be put to death. I like the book so far and it has been really sad, but it is still a good book.