Hello there, Phoebe Kitten here with our review of The Golden Owl, by Lana Axe. We love steampunk at Dash Kitten, so a book with one of our favourite themes, and a cat, has to be a win win for us. Mum read it to the younger family cats (it’s for middle school readers) and she loved it too. Even Silver, who is really antsy, sat still while she read! We also have news on volume two of The Calico Cat!  

The Golden Owl Book Cover
®AxeLord Publications

What did we think of The Golden Owl?

Calico Cogg is a cat like no other.…. the book’s cover description gives us a taster of a fun story packed with imagination, excitement and mystery. ‘Cali’ is a rescue cat who lives with brilliant inventor Lional Cogg. He has used his inventor’s gifts to enhance Cali’s natural physique and abilities so that not only does she have the usual feline abilities, she can do much more.

The story captures a world full of steampunk atmosphere. It’s an odd and fascinating place that balances old-fashioned Victoriana with advanced mechanical invention that has developed far beyond what we would expect. This is a world with amazing mechanical devices and also horse-drawn carriages – it’s an interesting world and a lot of fun too.

Cali’s adventures start at an inventor’s showcase where her talents are demonstrated to eager crowds. Then she spots a mysterious stranger…… Who is he? Before long Cali and a surprising new friend find themselves deep in a steampunk adventure involving kidnap, mechanical spiders, and black villains, as well as a beautiful golden owl. There is lot of atmosphere, page turning adventure and plenty to keep a reader engaged in this world.

  • STOP PRESS Volume 2 ‘The Enchanted Obelisk‘ is published soon! 
  • We received a free copy in return for our honest review. As you can tell, we loved it!


Details about the book

  • The Golden Owl paperback has 214 pages
  • Published by: AxeLord Publications (April 22, 2016)
  • ISBN-10: 0692643028
  • ISBN-13: 978-0692643020
  • Book size: 5.2 x 0.5 x 8 inches/ 13.2 x 20 cms

You can check out the book via our affiliate link. The Kindle copy is only $3.90 (US) or the paperback is available for $8.99 plus shipping.

Phoebe Kitten
Junior Reader
Phoebe from Dash Kitten







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  1. Jessica B Gibson

    July 18, 2016 at 3:33 pm

    This is going on my read next list!!! Thanks!


  2. Kitty Cat Chronicles

    July 15, 2016 at 7:15 am

    Sounds like a great book! Love the cover. I bet it’s a lot of fun for all ages, even if it is written for middle schoolers


    • Dash Kitten

      July 15, 2016 at 2:02 pm

      It’s fun but gets really exciting and tense!!


  3. Sadie

    July 15, 2016 at 5:57 am

    That sounds like a fascinating book. I haven’t read something like that in ages. Perhaps it’s time for such a story!


  4. Cathy Armato

    July 15, 2016 at 5:41 am

    I love the cover art on this book, it definitely hints of mystery and wondrous things. Sounds like a very interesting read!
    Love & Biscuits,
    Dogs Luv Us and We Luv Them


  5. Dolly the Doxie

    July 15, 2016 at 5:35 am

    Sounds like a great book! Mom is suppose to read my pal Marlena’s dad’s book and do a review but she never reads anymore! Love Dolly


  6. Carol Bryant

    July 14, 2016 at 5:18 pm

    I think this would be a fab book for any pet lover to check out. I am thinking of getting it, too. I am an avid reader.


  7. FiveSibesMom

    July 14, 2016 at 4:28 pm

    Steampunk is so cool, and this looks like a great read. Will have to check it out!


  8. Tenacious Little Terrier

    July 14, 2016 at 3:39 pm

    Intriguing premise. I do like a good mystery!


  9. The DIY Dog Mom

    July 14, 2016 at 3:39 pm

    Sounds like a fun read!


  10. Sweet Purrfections

    July 14, 2016 at 3:08 pm

    We’ve never heard of Steam Punk. Are we out of the loop?


    • Dash Kitten

      July 14, 2016 at 3:20 pm

      Sounds as though we need to do a blog post for you ladies!


  11. The Daily Pip

    July 14, 2016 at 1:59 pm

    I love steampunk, too! Hadn’t heard about this book, but will definitely check it out. The cover art is beautiful!

    So sorry we didn’t connect at BlogPaws!


  12. Christine Caplan

    July 14, 2016 at 11:38 am

    The cover art is really cool and it sounds like a great story — I’d love to live with an inventor! The spiders sounds scary!


  13. Dusty Desert Dogs

    July 14, 2016 at 10:43 am

    Sounds like a good read! The cover art is beautiful too!


  14. Talent Hounds

    July 14, 2016 at 10:33 am

    Love the cover and that is about a rescue cat- #rescuesrock. Sounds fun.


  15. Nichole

    July 14, 2016 at 10:17 am

    Love that it’s about a rescue cat!


  16. Beth Patterson

    July 13, 2016 at 12:21 pm

    This sounds like a fun book! I love the cover.


  17. ERin the Cat (Princess)

    July 11, 2016 at 10:16 pm

    Have added to my book reading list, can’t imagine I WON’T like it from you’re review! purrs ERin


  18. Seville at Nerissa's Life

    July 11, 2016 at 12:31 pm

    Oh my mouses! That book sounds absolutely AMAZIN’, for sure. Adventure AND intrigue… Such fun!



  19. Jeanne Foguth

    July 11, 2016 at 1:46 am

    I read this one a couple months ago and loved it.


  20. Summer

    July 10, 2016 at 5:05 pm

    This sounds like SUCH a fun book!


    • Dash Kitten

      July 10, 2016 at 6:10 pm

      It is. Although it is for junior readers, we found it to be a real page turner!


  21. Melissa and Mudpie

    July 10, 2016 at 4:14 pm

    We really enjoyed this one too!


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