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The Cat in the Cradle

Loka Legends, no. 1

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To set out into the world, to be surrounded by the unknown and become a stranger. Only then would he be free to reinvent himself. Or fall in love.

Dylan wanted one last adventure before the burden of adulthood was thrust upon him. And to confront the man he hadn’t spoken to since their intimate night together. Stealing a boat with his faithful companion Kio, their journey is cut short when they witness a brutal murder. A killer is loose in the Five Lands and attacking the most powerful families. Dylan—a potential target—seeks sanctuary from an unpredictable bodyguard named Tyjinn. Together they decide to turn the tables by hunting the killer down. Along the way, everything Dylan thought he knew about himself will be challenged, but if he survives, he stands to win the love he never dreamed possible.

The Cat in the Cradle is the first book in the Loka Legends series and features twenty-five original illustrations created by Andreas Bell, the author’s husband.


5+ stars from BookWenches: "Mr. Bell's story combines youthful exuberance with mature humor, a fantastic adventure with political rhetoric, and an almost whimsical landscape with darkness and fear. I found this book to be fascinating and unusual and unexpectedly delightful, and I enjoyed every word of it."

From 3 AM and Reviews by Jesse Wave: "The Cat in the Cradle is an utterly delightful, whimsical fantasy filled with a creative imaginative plot, great characters, solid writing, and eye catching art work."

From Beyond Understanding says: "Many, many kudos to Jay Bell for writing such a riveting novel. I haven't read a book from cover to cover in one sitting for quite a while; The Cat in the Cradle, though, caused me to forget everything and just escape into a fantastical world full of magic and romance."

Customer Reviews


I have read all his books and i am impressed! Im surprised no one has written a review on this one yet? Read it and you will be like "wow" lol i love it keep it coming mr. Bell


Great adventure book and I haven't seen one of these in a while. Jay Bell is a fantastic writer and I love all of his books. I could not put this boom down for the life of me and I'm looking forward to rereading this book to make I didn't miss anything!

Great Book!

This is a great book, and Bell is an amazing writer. The language was really fluid and thought provoking. My only gripes deals with the pacing of the book in general. It felt more like two books; half-way through felt like the main climatic moment. With his abilities, I expected more. It's a great story. The craft needs to be honed a bit more. I have no doubt his writing will grow tremendously. With that being said, he is still deserving of a place on the New York best seller's list. He's much better than most young adult fantasy writers.

The Cat in the Cradle
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  • $3.99
  • Available on iPhone, iPad, iPod touch, and Mac.
  • Category: Gay
  • Published: Aug 11, 2011
  • Publisher: Jay Bell
  • Seller: Smashwords
  • Print Length: 429 Pages
  • Language: English
  • Requirements: To view this book, you must have an iOS device with iBooks 1.3.1 or later and iOS 4.3.3 or later, or a Mac with iBooks 1.0 or later and OS X 10.9 or later.

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