Pepper never saw it coming when he saved a wizard mouse from the claws of a cat, and Hank never guessed he’d meet his match when he broke into the mayor’s office.
All Pepper wanted was to find his master, and all Hank wanted was to do his job.
But a few dead dogs, an army of mice, and a beautiful girl changed their plans. They found themselves in a treacherous quest through the poisoned streets of Happyland, trapped between a gang of corrupted humans and a band of atrocious beasts.
"Sniff it!" is a well-written story in several different ways. The animals' world is intensely and credibly described. Some depictions of natural and environmental phenomena like light, smells, and atmospheres are pointed and captivating. One can also sense that the author really cares for the animals, so that we get to relate to them and "understand" them, for better or worse.
The plot is straightforward: Bad people have made some nasty plans that could have catastrophic consequences, but will a few good people and the animals be able to stop them? The novel, a fantasy piece at its core, is believable and suspenseful. Some of the characters, whether animals or humans, will stay with you for a long time after you have turned the final page.” – Novelty Fiction
"Turning the envelope over, his hand trembling, Harry saw a purple wax seal bearing a coat of arms; a lion, an eagle, a badger and a snake surrounding a large letter 'H'."
Harry Potter has never even heard of Hogwarts when the letters start dropping on the doormat at number four, Privet Drive. Addressed in green ink on yellowish parchment with a purple seal, they are swiftly confiscated by his grisly aunt and uncle. Then, on Harry's eleventh birthday, a great beetle-eyed giant of a man called Rubeus Hagrid bursts in with some astonishing news: Harry Potter is a wizard, and he has a place at Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry. An incredible adventure is about to begin!
"'Welcome to the Knight Bus, emergency transport for the stranded witch or wizard. Just stick out your wand hand, step on board and we can take you anywhere you want to go.'"
When the Knight Bus crashes through the darkness and screeches to a halt in front of him, it's the start of another far from ordinary year at Hogwarts for Harry Potter. Sirius Black, escaped mass-murderer and follower of Lord Voldemort, is on the run - and they say he is coming after Harry. In his first ever Divination class, Professor Trelawney sees an omen of death in Harry's tea leaves... But perhaps most terrifying of all are the Dementors patrolling the school grounds, with their soul-sucking kiss...