This is the first Man-Kzin novel that was obviously a Young Adult book. The plot was simpler and there was not a lot of complexity in the story line A kzinretti and young human seek out an alien treasure, think
Island in space.
Peter Cartwright is the young human who narrates the story. His sidekick and protector is Marthar, a high born kzinretti. The two of them meet their own Long John Silver and find themselves confronting space faring pirates.
The story is entertaining but very light reading.
I enjoyed the book.
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