Rudyard Kipling's "Rikki-Tikki-Tavi" is one of my all-time favorite stories. I remember begging my mother again and again to read me the fascinating tale of a small, yet brave and resourceful mongoose matching wits with two large, malevolent cobras.
The Continuing Saga of Rikki-Tikki-Tavi takes place shortly after the events in Kipling's story. My only question is what happened to the original family in the bungalow? Another family lives there now. When danger threatens his new family, Rikki springs into action to save them from the vengeful attack of Nag and Nagaina's distant relatives. A cast of new characters rounds out this intriguing continuation, and the ending is just ambiguous enough to hint at possibly more adventures to come.
The audio version of this book is read wonderfully by Eva Hamlin. Her accents are superb and not overly dramatic, and the music and sound effects add color and excitement. Please give this book a chance. God bless.
(Please look for my fantasy novel, Crimilia which will be released on May 24, 2011. Thanks).