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The GRYPHON & His THIEF Paperback – September 15, 2014
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"The Gryphon and His Thief" is a fantastical fantasy stacked with Indiana Jones-esque adventure and intrigue, sprinkled with yummy heated kisses and a hunky main male character. Hello, his name is Darrien. Sexy." ~InD'tale Reviews
About the Author
Karen Michelle Nutt resides in California with her husband, three fascinating children, and houseful of demanding pets. Jack, her Chorkie, is her writing buddy and sits long hours with her at the computer.
When she's not time traveling, fighting outlaws, or otherworldly creatures, she creates pre-made book covers to order at Gillian's Book Covers, "Judge Your Book By Its Cover". You can also check out her published cover art designs at Western Trail Blazer and Rebecca J. Vickery Publishing.
Whether your reading fancy is paranormal, historical or time travel, all her stories capture the rich array of emotions that accompany the most fabulous human phenomena--falling in love.
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Calli Angelis is hired by a professor to recover a stone, allegedly stolen from an archaeological dig. The fact that it is now inside the Museum of Cursed Antiquities does little to dissuade Calli from the job – she needs the money, after all, and this is the sort of job she’s used to doing.
Apparently minus a security system, the creepy museum has more surprises in store for Calli than she could have predicted, in particular one huge gryphon statue that doesn’t remain a statue for long after she lifts the stone.
Cursed long ago, in ancient Greece before Griffon-shifters were hunted to near extinction, Darrien Andros has a terrible shock when he confronts the thief that his duty as protector of the museum demands he kill, as she is the re-incarnation of his long-dead wife.
Just when you think you’re getting to grips with this book, the author reveals yet another surprise that keeps you turning the pages. There is heartbreak and joy, action and history, a spunky heroine and a gorgeous hero (or two).
Certainly worth the read, this was more unusual in its characters than many of its type, and I really enjoyed the way that story layers peeled back to give more and more depth to the tale. For me, the only real issue I had was the author’s attempt at a British character. I am British, and the dialogue made me choke, particularly the attempt at swearing.
Ms Nutt, the word you are looking for is ‘bollocks’, as in balls, or male genitalia, not ‘bullocks’, as in male calf.
Other than that, an enjoyable read, and recommended for those who like something a little different in their paranormal romance.
I received a free copy of this book in exchange for an honest review – all opinions are my own.
This novel started well, establishing a good pace and engaging my interest.
The dialogue came across as a little stilted at first but it found a believable rhythm within a few chapters.
Just as I was getting in to the story the characters and the plot doubled back and for a moment I worried that the story would become repetitive; It didn’t and in hindsight it proved to be an important plot device to progress both the events and the conflict.
The paranormal elements were well described, interesting but not overloaded with extraneous details.
The links to the heroine’s past life was predictable but the love triangle and the sacrificial almost “Sophie’s Choice” type decision at the end was surprising, poignant; a great resolution to finish the tale.
I’ve rated this novel 3.5 out of 5 and to quote Calli the heroine “I’m crazy in like”… with the Gryphon and his Thief
The dialogue is rich, humorous and very authentic. The author certainly has a skill at writing conversations that add to the already excellent story.
I loved this book and was left wanting more. The plot moves along at a cracking pace and the fantasy elements are not over played. They are, in fact, very believable.
This book is amazing. It really has it all. Romance, suspense, a little history and mythology. I read mostly paranormal romances and this one although following most romances gives its readers something a little different. It really shows the fight most have about duty versus love. An age old question and battle that many have to figure out themselves. This book is well written and with such demension that it really does paint a vivid picture and draws you right into the story. The characters are well thought out and their world appears with every word. It captures your attention right away and keeps it all the way through. You won't be disappointed in this story. Happy Reading!
I really liked the characters in this story. Calli is a great thief and I'm seriously wanting to know more about her somewhat crooked family connections. Gryphon is a...you guessed it....Gryphon! He was cursed to guard cursed objects and falls for Calli, the reincarnated spirit of his murdered wife. This story is fairly fast paced, combining memories of thousands of years back with kick ass Calli of today. It was an awesome afternoon read and I'm hoping that the author plans on turning it into a series because I want to see more adventures of the Gryphon and his thief.
Multiple facets of this novel drew my attention deeper and deeper into the story, the main being the novel's mythos. As a historian, I loved and fairly enjoyed how the author intertwined classical history with her creative work. And the thread used to bind the story together was great dialog. A story on this scale would simply fall apart without the dynamic chemistry between each character. But I can assure you that the author has done an exceptional job at creating dialog that was both witty and thrilling.
Without giving any spoilers to the intricacies of the book, I can say the author clearly did her homework. For The GrypHon and His Thief is a cleverly written novel, in which readers of all genre's can easily find themselves entertained. As for me, I cannot wait to see what else Karen Michelle has in store us next. I give this great story 5 out of five.
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I found the characters to be a bit stiff and hard to relate to at first.Read more