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The Griffin's Boy (The Griffin Riders' Chronicles Book 1) Kindle Edition
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The Griffin’s Boy is a coming of age story, a tale of defiance and adventure and derring-do as Neb, the “ No One” boy disobeys orders, ignoring his place in life. He steals the unruly griffin, Balkind. Together they soar and attempt to rescue the weak and innocent. Along the way, Neb discovers girls.
The plotting, characterization and the writing are all superb, the scenes of rescue and flight some of the finest I’ve read in any fantasy, including the Harry Potter series, and I was swept up in the whimsy of the story, in the exalted view of field and farm in an alien and beautiful world.
I loved the characters, especially Neb and Balkind and Chantress Anderra and loved to hate the villains, of which there are many. I especially liked the scenes with Neb riding Balkind. The author’s prose is fine indeed when describing their flight, some passages reminding me of de Saint-Exupery’s Wind, Sand and Stars. I read them over several times and each time felt the sheer joy of flying as if for the first time. My favorite, of course is the hero, Ned, who never ever gives up. I highly recommend this book to readers of all ages. And now I want to ride a griffin.
The story has a beautifully designed fantasy world that is similar, yet different, from the world we live in and know. The characters have great depth and each and every one of them has very distinct personalities. In other words, the author did an excellent job and the characters within the pages are all brought to life wonderfully.
The storyline progresses steadily from a young boy and a griffin, both passed over for a chance at more, to a grand adventure, to an ending you just never expected at all. With a good flowing story arch, this was such a fun filled entertaining adventure that I would gladly recommend it.
Chantress Anderra (f) put a stop to it.
Master Romulus was not happy with Padrick either.
Samara was gathering fish for the woman to gut/salt.
Balkind (griffin boy) could now fly & soar very high.
Why are the villagers' mad at Chief Luthan (Penwyn village)?
What happened to Vander (Kattin’s brother, Samara’s fiancé)?
What were Father Thomas, & Sister Catherine discussing?
Will Neb ever get a promotion?
I did not receive any type of compensation for reading & reviewing this book. While I receive free books from publishers & authors, I am under no obligation to write a positive review, only an honest one. All thoughts & opinions are entirely my own.
A very awesome book cover, great font & writing style. A fairly well written YA Celtic tale (fantasy) book. It wasn’t very easy for me to read/follow from start/finish, but never a dull moment. There were no grammar/typo errors, nor any repetitive or out of line sequence sentences. Lots of exciting scenarios, with several twists/turns & a great set of unique characters to keep track of. This could also make another great Celtic fantasy movie, animated cartoon, or better yet a mini TV series. To be continued. It was just OK for me so I will rate it at 4/5 stars.
Thank you for the free Talon Press; instafreebie; Author; PDF book
Tony Parsons MSW (Washburn)
Read this well written story and see if he manages to fulfill his dream and the many obstacles in his way.
Neb (which means nobody) is low man on the social hierarchy at a school from where griffins and handlers are prepared for selection into a griffin-based service. He has no known background (although there are hints that more will be revealed in subsequent books). He is tall, brave, capable, and has a good heart. This is pretty formulaic in YA, the high-quality protagonist who suffers under the thumb of other, less qualified characters.
He is not selected for what he truly wants, but he refuses to take no for an answer and takes things into his own hands. Along the way, he performs some feats of derring-do, tries to do others but fails, disobeys the orders of his superiors, has a little love interest--once again, the type of thing in popular YA fiction. These are popular themes precisely because YA readers like them, and I think the author pretty much checked all the boxes with them.
The story flowed well and was fast-paced. Action abounded. Characterization, on the other hand, was a little one-dimensional. Neb had some depth, but that was about it.
One little question, though: how can a griffin, with an eagle's beak, have teeth? This is fantasy, and some early flying dinosaurs (not the pterosaurs, which were actually reptiles) had both beaks and teeth, but I think this was just a slip-up.
This is a book that I think most YA readers will like. It is a quick, fun read.
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I recommend to all who enjoy new concepts of fantasy. I hope you like it as much as I did.
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