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The Flight of the Griffin [Kindle Edition]

C.M. Gray
4.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (67 customer reviews)

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Book Description

The Flight of the Griffin was chosen as one of the 21 'Longlist' finalists in the 2013 London Times/Chicken House Children's Fiction Competition.

I absolutely loved this book for the rich style in which it is told, it is a wonderful fantasy book full of exciting adventures, magic places and creatures; it is soul refreshing and makes you feel younger, recharged with energy, courage and excitement – Adriana H.

This is a lovely, well written fantasy, with a fun, thrilling adventure – Times/Chicken House

A fantastic and unique story, get ready to be amazed! – YogaMo

A novel filled with plenty of mystery and intrigue – Mad Scientist

I have found a new author to read and I love it! - MaryAnn Inabinet

Imagine being a teenager, nowhere in particular to go, nothing you have to do, just journeying place to place and having fun with your best friends... Sounds awesome...and it is...until one misstep puts you and your friends directly in the path of demons from Hell. - Lorrie Schumacher ‘mama’s pute’

Product Description

The Kingdom is dying…
The Darkness is coming… the balance between Order and Chaos is rapidly shifting and the world is falling towards evil and horror, and all the misery that Chaos will bring.
But there is hope…
Pardigan’s had enough, he’s only 12, but he’s breaking into the home of one of Freya's richest merchants... and he’s doing it tonight…
A burglary that will change their lives forever sets four friends upon a quest, a race against time, to locate three magical objects and complete an ancient and desperate spell.
Sailing their boat The Griffin, the crew are quickly pursued by The Hawk, an evil bounty hunter and master of dark sorcery, and Belial, King of Demons and champion of Chaos who seeks to rule the world of man… yet first he must capture the crew of The Griffin and end their quest…

Product Details

  • File Size: 3979 KB
  • Print Length: 262 pages
  • Page Numbers Source ISBN: 1471750353
  • Publisher: C.M.Gray; 001 edition (April 11, 2012)
  • Sold by: Amazon Digital Services, Inc.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B007TKUD7Y
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Lending: Enabled
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #559,755 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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29 of 29 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars The Flight of the Griffin June 30, 2012
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I am not a kid by any leap of the imagination but I loved this book. It's characters had many exciting adventures to magical places with newly made magical creatures. For me, the best part was the story line that was clean - sorry to all but no sex, profanity, blood, or gore - that is why I find books in this age group so much more fun to read. I did all the other stuff before, curiosity being the reason, and now I like these types of fantasy books. When I finish them I pass them on to my middle school granddaughter.

Must read - Cynthia
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15 of 15 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Plenty of action June 25, 2012
By Ignite
Format:Kindle Edition
This YA Fantasy story is a classic Quest tale which involves 4 young lads and a boat. It's a lovely story but not in any sickly sweet meaning of the term. The boys' characters are really believable. They have their individual skills but have their faults too. A real touch of class is Mahra, a shape changer who spends so much time as a cat that when she is in girl form she is often to be found licking her hand! These youngsters are on the side of Order and battle to keep Chaos and Order in balance. They possess (because one of them stole it!) a magic book which unfolds for them they way to find the artefacts they must gather together. The Merchant from whom the book was stolen has enlisted a hunter to find them and in his turn he has recruited some really evil henchmen - Demons.

The story is well written and bounces along nicely. There's plenty of action which will certainly keep a young audience attentive - it kept me happy too! I think there might even be room in the tale for a sequel.
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8 of 8 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars The Flight of the Griffin - Fantasy Adventure May 21, 2012
By E.
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I'm a little divided between giving this one a four or five star rating. So I've settled for four and one half. The Flight of the Griffin is a fun fantasy adventure perfect for the middle grade reader. It has likeable young characters, a dastardly villain with his hired hunter/henchman, the struggle between the powers of good and evil (the 'Source' and 'Chaos'), and plenty of magic. It was well paced and contained great little details like including images of the poetic magic book that sets the young heroes on their quest of 'challenges.'

The story follows four boys who fall into a quest that involves finding three very important items necessary to accomplish a spell that will restore the balance of power between the Source and Chaos. To begin their adventure, the boys are transformed into a fighter, a thief, a priest, and a magician. Accompanied by an unusual shape shifting girl, the boys encounter many obstacles and dangerous situations along the way.

I really liked the story and think it would probably appeal to readers who enjoyed Cornelia Funke's Inkheart series and maybe some of the early Robert Jordan Wheel of Time novels. I think it could have used a few more dire situations and little more suspense to keep the reader truly glued to the story, but I think it was very well done.
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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars A great book readers of any age can enjoy January 2, 2013
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Flight of the Griffin - C. M. Gray - four and a half stars

Flight of the Griffin by author C. M. Gray is a wonderful adventure for young teens but I found it fine for all ages. It is the end times for the world, and the tale opens when Pardigan, the boy-thief, steals a knife and a book from a merchant's locked cabinet and sets the events into motion. Quint, the leader of his group of friends is the strongest and is a fighter. Loras is the boy-magician whose master died before Loras could learn what he needed to know and who's magic never works right. Tarent is a dreamer, a storyteller and he keeps the other boys' spirits up when times are hard. Orphans all, they live on the abandoned boat, The Griffin.

Along with the knife and other loot from the merchant's house, Pardigan has also gained a strange, magical talking cat named Mahra. This cat who changes back and forth from a girl, to an owl, to a cat, depending on her mood, knows how to unlock the secrets of the magical knife and book. They do as they are told to and become the Magician, Thief, Priest and Fighter, four heroes with a task to right the balance of the world which must have equal amounts of Order and Chaos. They have been chosen to be the Soldiers for Order and to oppose Chaos in a quest that pits them against magic, demons and `The Hawk,' an evil hunter of men.

I really like the way the four boys are real - they are written as boys are, unfinished and not quite men yet, but the promise of their adulthood is there in each of them. Mahra is an old soul (literally hundreds of years old) and is written as such, but she is also young in many ways.

The travels and adventures the boys and Mahra have are well written and believable. The scenery and the backgrounds against which the tale takes place are rich and yet not overdone. I would recommend this book to anyone who simply loves a good adventure.
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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars A fantasy full of adventure! October 12, 2012
Format:Kindle Edition
The Flight of the Griffin is a tale about four young boys chosen for a quest to restore balance between Order and Chaos. Each boy receives a special power that aids the group on their journey, and a guide named, Mahra, who can transform from a young girl into a panther or owl. Mahra's ability to change is a great help on their journey. A greedy merchant, merciless bounty hunter, and demons are following the boys in hopes of stopping them before the group can reach their goal.

I truly enjoyed this magical story and the characters that author C.M. Gray brought to life. Along with traditional magicians, we meet sweet creatures called the Hidden, a caravan of entertaining travelers, and a princess eager to experience greatness beyond her ordinary life. I thought the griffin was a magnificent creature and loved its evolvement from a boat to a flying beast. Gray does a superb job in maintaining excitement and mystery throughout the adventurous story. He captures the innocence and bravery of the boys and how they are each a piece in the important puzzle of Order.
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
4.0 out of 5 stars Four Stars
Nice action and great characters
Published 23 hours ago by C. Wilkerson
3.0 out of 5 stars Different. I think there are companion books to this ...
Different. I think there are companion books to this one. Not sure I want to read them.
Published 4 days ago by Terry Lynn Warner-Hurst
1.0 out of 5 stars One Star
Not for me
Published 14 days ago by Stacy Barbier
5.0 out of 5 stars Fall Into a World in Peril, Be a Hero!
Five young heroes, three crystal skulls, magic, demons and an ominous character called “The Hawk” are all that’s needed to ramp up a younger reader’s imagination as they leave this... Read more
Published 1 month ago by Dii
5.0 out of 5 stars Escapist
Good escapist fantasy
Published 1 month ago by Gil Machielse
5.0 out of 5 stars A Most Excellent Book
Flight of the Griffin by C.M. Gray is an exceptionally good book. It is the sort of book that stands out from the crowd and makes me wish I could go beyond 5 stars in the rating... Read more
Published 3 months ago by Halibut Queen
5.0 out of 5 stars The flight of the Griffin
I know this book is supposed to be for young adult / teens but I found myself unable to put this book down. Read more
Published 3 months ago by Tnfamly
3.0 out of 5 stars Three Stars
Published 4 months ago by Fancylady
5.0 out of 5 stars enjoyable to read
Fun and enjoyable book to read. Looking forward to the next adventures of the Griffin crew and their magical skills being used to fight evil!
Published 5 months ago by Jignesh Jani
5.0 out of 5 stars Loved it!
A rollicking adventure of epic proportions, it reads like an RPG come to life, but without the snark. Read more
Published 5 months ago by Robert Waldbauer
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