The Spotted Cat is one of V.M. Straka's other works. that apparently has to do with the “ancient and flawed geometries” or the Nazca Lines.
There is a reference 1) to The Spotted Cat noting the “Plague Morning” section of the priest's monologue in Part IV. Eric Husch supplements FXC's reference continuing that the priest “credits faith in 'spider god' for the village's survival.
Jennifer Heyward hides reading this book when Professor Moody walks by. 2)
Eric Husch states 3) that this book would most likely fit into either a Fantasy or Scifi genre.