A CAT-NAPPED PRINCESS The feline sorceress Balkis has returned to Maracanda to reclaim her royal title. But a vengeful foe sprouts a diabolical scheme to spirit away the Princess of the Eastern Gate and send her tumbling forever through unknown worlds. Now an unprecedented search is begun, led by Balkis's mentor, Royal Wizard Matthew Mantrell. But the hardship of finding his apprentice cannot compare to Balkis's own struggle to escape the strange world in which she has landed. With the aid of a soul-weary young boy named Anthony, Balkis mounts a magnificent, though treacherous, journey. Together they must rely on each other and their powers--both mortal and magic--to defy the forces of darkness and embrace the destiny they are fated to share . . .… (more)
The royal childrem were pestering Matt and Alisande when the call came.
As they walked back to the palace, the lovers' kiss deepened, and above them a long serpentine shape drifted across the face of the moon, one that might have been two reptilian forms so thoroughly intertwined that no one could have told where one left off and the other began.