DogsbodyDiana Wynne Jones
fantasy, young adult
Sirius the Dog Star has been convicted of the murder of a fellow luminary. As his punishment, he is sent down to earth to live as a dog, in which form he will die unless he can recover the mysterious Zoi.
With only dim memories of the star-world from which he has fallen, Sirius embarks on his seemingly impossible quest. Struggling to overcome the obstacles placed in his way by worldly as well as other-worldly forces, Sirius discovers that he must join the cold frosty hounds of the underworld in their midnight hunt. Only then can he make his request to their shadowy master.
Diana Wynne Jones (1934–2011) was a British writer, principally of fantasy novels for children and adults, as well as a small amount of non-fiction. Some of her better-known works include the Chrestomanci series and the novels Howl's Moving Castle and Dark Lord of Derkholm.