Once upon a time, there was a man called Czar. The Czar was a great conqueror and everyone feared him. One day, when he was eating his breakfast, one of the people from his War Council came into the room to tell him the terrible news… that his son Prince Alexander had become a cat!!!
This happened because of two people, Pieter Abadabacus, the tally master (the Czar’s mathmagician) and Teresa Gust, the Spice Monkey (the person who collects spices for the cooks). It started when Teresa kidnapped Pieter, she needed him to help her because she wanted to be an alchemist but didn’t know what amounts of ingredients she needed to use. After many months and many cauldrons they finally made their first potion. CATASTROPHICA! This potion turns things into cats and one day on the Prince of Petrossia’s 6th birthday he was baking a cake with his best friends (Pieter and Teresa) WHEN…. Prince Alexander’s private tutor finds them. Teresa and this man (his name is Lord Xin) have a major fight and it’s during this fight that Teresa accidentally spills the Catastrophica potion on Alexander and he slowly becomes a cat.
This is where the story begins.
Do Teresa and Pieter get executed for treason?
Does Alexander turn back into a prince?
Does Teresa make any more potions?
I recommend this book to 9+ fantasy readers.
I give it 5 stars.