Tailchaser’s Song

Meet Fritti Tailchaser, a ginger tom cat of rare courage and curiosity, a born survivor in a world of heroes and villains, of powerful feline gods and whiskery legends about those strange furless, erect creatures called M’an.

Tailchaser's Song by Tad Williams

“The hour of Unfolding Dark had begun, and the rooftop where Tailchaser lay was smothered in shadow. He was deep in a dream of leaping and flying when he felt an unusual tingling in his whiskers. Fritti Tailchaser, hunterchild of the Folk, came suddenly awake and sniffed the air. Ears pricked and whiskers flared straight, he sifted the evening breeze. Nothing unusual. Then what had awakened him? Pondering, he splayed his claws and began a spine-limbering stretch that finally ended at the tip of his reddish tail.”

Join Tailchaser on his magical quest to rescue his catfriend Hushpad — on a quest that will take him all the way to cat hell and beyond…

“A felicitous felinic fantasy without the coyness that sometimes characterizes such yarns. The reader can totally believe the cat personalities and be quite worried over their fates. My compliments to Mr. Williams… a fantastic talent.” —Anne McCaffrey

“A book one could not put down… What Adams did for rabbits in WATERSHIP DOWN, Mr. Williams more than accomplishes for cats… He never steps outside cat nature but gives memorable and real feline characters to be long remembered by the reader. There have been many cat books published through the years, but this is an outstanding example of finding a new trail through a well traveled country. I wish it the success it so well deserves.” —Andre Norton

“A charming book… good for all ages. The author is a rare find, somebody who can be charming and funny and tell a good story all at the same time. I heartily recommend it.” —C.J. Cherryh

“A fine piece of Fur and Fantasy. Fey and nimble, but with a solid underpinning of mythic truth essential to every genuine saga. Recommended reading for all those who know themselves to be the servant-kindred of cats.” —Tanith Lee

Book Details

© 1985 by Tad Williams
Book cover art by Braldt Bralds
Paperback: 400 pages
Publisher: DAW; First Edition edition (December 12, 2000)
Language: English
ISBN-10: 0886779537
ISBN-13: 978-0886779535