Sophie and Max Search for the Philosopher's Stone
In this third book of the series, Sophie the Siamese and Max the mutt return for more spacetime adventures. Risking the perils of mixing magic and science, Sophie continues to look for a way to return to her human form as Olivia Jordan, university research scientist. A Magical Space/Time Adventure!
Initially, Max agreed to help Sophie simply to get rid of her. The cat had barged into a comfortable life that Max enjoyed with his master, and the dog wanted things to return to the way they were before she came into their lives. However, through their escapades together, Sophie and Max become allies and loyal friends. With the use of magic chants and mystical crystals, they travel in space and time to another dimension where they are changed into their human counterparts. The temporary metamorphosis is exciting and encouraging for Sophie, but Max is unnerved and rattled by the experience. The 900-year-old wizard, Linus Archimedes, and his alter ego, Linus Archer, are back along with Madame Giselle, Angelo Cavaliere and his grandchildren, Rosemary and Joey. The evil Edgar Cavendish remains a problem to eradicate as he threatens to claim Sophie’s research for himself. Two new characters, Raymond Blackstone, a Navajo with a connection to the four sacred mountains, and Julius Magogrande, an oddly-dressed stranger with a mysterious background, also play an important role in Sophie’s persistent search for a way back to her former life as a human. It soon becomes apparent that Julius Magogrande poses a grave danger. He is on a quest of his own to find the illusive Philosopher’s Stone, the source of everlasting life. He will stop at nothing to get it, even if it means kidnapping Madame Giselle, Rosemary and Joey. However, the sinister stranger’s search for eternal life and Sophie’s desire to return to her human form reach a crossroad in a Navajo sacred mountain cave. Sophie is faced with a critical decision when she is given the opportunity to return to her human form permanently.
Format: 5.5 x 8.5 Black & White Paperback, 124 pages
Publisher: Outskirts Press (Jan 24, 2018)
Genre: JUVENILE FICTION / Science Fiction