Topaz and the Plum-Gista Stone

Topaz and the Plum-Gista Stone

Topaz the Conjure Cat

Children - Adventure
170 Pages
Reviewed on 05/02/2017
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Author Biography

Pat Frayne, award-winning children's author is the creator of Topaz the Conjure Cat Books. Topaz, a large cat endowed with unique paranormal abilities, lives in a magical kingdom filled with wonder and peril. It's a land inhabited by fairies, elves, and other mystical beings. These fast-paced adventure fantasies are enjoyed by parents, grandparents, and children alike. Retired from a long career in nursing, Frayne devotes herself to her passion for writing and creating new adventures for Topaz and his companions. Topaz and the Plum-Gista Stone is the second book in the series. However, because each book is a complete adventure, readers my begin reading any book in the series first.
Frayne's grandchildren are her greatest inspiration for writing. Her love of nature is another powerful influence. A native of Pennsylvania, Frayne now lives in a small town in Arizona with her husband, Ron. Besides writing, her favorite pastimes are long walks, reading, movies, and spying on the local wildlife.

    Book Review

Reviewed by Deepak Menon for Readers' Favorite

Topaz and the Plum-Gista Stone begins with the last of the Conjure Cats, Topaz, taking the oath to succeed his friend, the King of Knownotten. Knownotten is a wonderful fantasy land inhabited by a variety of unforgettable beings. There are Elves, Fawns, Raccoons, Gnomes, Witches, Ogres and many more wondrous creatures never even imagined before, who exist in strange lands around Knownotten - like the North Fortress, the land named Strang, and others. A most kind and noble Great Horned Owl named Otis is a close friend of the chief protagonist, Topaz the Conjure Cat, and his small group of special friends. One morning, when Dooley the Raccoon visits Otis, the owl reveals that he has suddenly become blind. Topaz and his friends immediately guide him down from the tree and, building a cart, they set off to the North Castle where Gnomes with healing powers live. The journey is not only arduous, it is beset with great dangers. Nothing on the way is what it may seem to be. The little group has no idea what terrible dangers will threaten them en route. Without spoilers, I can say no more than that Pat Frayne has added new dimensions to the traditional fairy tales and this book is an unforgettable read.

The formatting of the book is excellent. The cover of the book is very attractive to young as well as older readers. The flow of the story is excellent, despite the numerous scenarios it negotiates and the variety of creatures that emerge from time to time. The book length seems just right to me and I personally feel that I too will sit one day and read this book out to my grandchildren as and when they come to brighten our lives. I am asking my grown children to get a copy for themselves too. Topaz and the Plum-Gista Stone: Tales of Topaz the Conjure Cat is not a book to be ignored, because it also has a wonderful current of goodness and nobility running through it which will surely strengthen the characters of young readers. A 5-star read and recommended for the bookshelf in a reader's living room.

DTChantel


DTChantel reviewed Topaz and the Plum-Gista Stone (Topaz the Conjure Cat Book 2)
Loved it! A Wonderful, Fantastical Adventure! December 7, 2016
"Topaz and the Plum-Gista Stone," by Pat Frayne, is another wonderful entry in her Conjure Cats series. Once again, our intrepid heroes are off on another thrilling adventure, this time in quest of the Plum-Gista stone, a magical purple stone with the ability to heal and lift curses.

We are introduced to new characters, as well as reunited with old friends, as they brave the cursed forest of Strang and have an unexpected encounter with the witch, Ruzzella.

Along the way, many lessons are learned about love, friendship and the choices made between good and evil. Among the many fantastical children's books out there, this book and series stands hands above the rest.

Literary Classics Book Review


Literary Classics Book Reviews reviewed Topaz and the Green Fairies (Topaz the Conjure Cat)
Delightful May 28, 2016
Bozel, a genuinely likable young fairy, sets out on his own in an attempt save his family and their community. Torrential rains are causing his village to slide into the river and their homes and land are being destroyed by mud slides. Young Bozel has been selected by the green fairies to find a safe-haven before they all perish.

Can such a young boy save his people? Does he have what it takes to overcome the obstacles and trials he must face? Youngsters will thrill at the adventure and excitement of this delightful fantasy for children. Along the way Bozel makes new friends who will help him on his journey. In their travels they meet Topaz, a magical cat with mystical powers. Together with his new friends they devise a plan to rescue Bozel’s community.

Author, Pat Frayne, introduces young readers to an eclectic group of animals, including the ever-so-unusual buckwetcher, and the enchanting ghostbird. With just enough suspense to keep children on the edge of their seats, this marvelous children’s book will enthrall young audiences.

Tarra Phillips


Tara Phillips tp_virtual_asst reviewed Topaz and the Green Fairies (Topaz the Conjure Cat Book 3)
Truly a great way to encourage kids to read. March 2, 2016
My girl's lover this series and it was memorable read in paperback as well as this repeat read on Kindle.
This is a lovely children's story, with the age suggestion of about 8-12 years old. It is well written, and jam-packed full of excitement. The little fairies in the story are adorable, and I think children will appreciate the well-placed illustrations used along the way. The magical land Frayne creates has already been visited as this book is part of a series, so plenty more for children to get their teeth into if they enjoy this installment. A great fantasy fiction to encourage the use of imagination at such an important age. This will make book reports more fun and the ideas for writing the report fly off the page. Truly a great way to encourage kids to read.

Avid Reader

Avid Reader reviewed Topaz and the Green Fairies (Topaz the Conjure Cat)
Wonderful adventure February 26, 2016
I haven't read the other book in the series but certainly very impressed by this one. A lot of childrens books tend to follow the same generic format but Topaz and The Green Fairies is very original and it made a change. The author Pat Frayne has a vivid imagination which is captured lovely prose and makes it a delight to read.

Lynne


lynne reviewed Topaz and the Green Fairies (Topaz the Conjure Cat Book 3)
A Magical Cat February 26, 2016
I found this book to be very comprehensive for a children's story. There is a great deal of character development and lots of mystical creatures introduced to keep the reader interested. What I like most about this author is the creativity she uses in describing the far away land of Knownotten. I was happy to get lost there myself, so I can imagine it is a great story that children can easily pick up and enjoy. It would suit fantasy fans, and those that like books about magic and wonder.

K Lavertue

K Lavertue reviewed Topaz and the Green Fairies (Topaz the Conjure Cat)
GREAT!!!!!! April 6, 2016
This was a great story!!!! It's a hard to put down book, also it is very good for children and anybody who loves a good adventure.

Marjorie Geiser


Marjorie Geiser reviewed Topaz and the Green Fairies (Topaz the Conjure Cat)
Fun book for the young teens January 14, 2017
The continuing saga of Topaz and his pals is a delightful book for young teens. It has everything a kid could want: Magical animals that talk, adventure, suspense, and action!
I thoroughly enjoyed this light and easy read, and recommend it for anyone with kids, looking for books that are appropriate to read, yet entertaining.

Ken Rodgers


ken rodgers reviewed Topaz and the Plum-Gista Stone (Topaz the Conjure Cat Book 2)
Excellent fantasy book. February 3, 2017
a wizard who is a cat. That is unique. I am not sure whether I like Topaz or Dooley best