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The Golden Owl – A Steampunk Cat Mystery

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
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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







24 thoughts on “The Golden Owl – A Steampunk Cat Mystery

  1. 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

  2. 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!

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