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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.
The setting is rather Harry Potteresque in that it is a world next to a world. Neb’s England is foggy and inhabited by magic and griffins. If you’ve read the first novel in the series, “The Griffin’s Boy” is consistent while not dependant upon the prior work. Children who like fantasy will soak up the familiar landscape with foreign elements inherent in its atmosphere. There’s a wisdom in writing what you know and coloring it in with what you imagine.
The baddies are everywhere and somewhat nebulous. Neb and Balkind direct the story and carry the reader through. The last line is great and provides the reader great promise for what’s to come.
“The Griffin’s Boy” is a great story. Pick it up today and follow this talented author.
This book did meet my simple story with few characters to keep straight due to the random reading opportunities I deal with, but it did a great job of filling the story framework with both necessary detail and relevant description of the scenes and situations that our unlikely hero found himself in as he tried to do the right thing in spite of very difficult and unexpected circumstances and chain of events.
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.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
It wasn't really what I look for in a book, but you might like it. Go ahead and read the sample chapters before you write if off.Published 3 months ago by Nate Kirtis
A little juvenile in spite of how dark it gets later but a good read anyway.Published 5 months ago by Nita
Thoroughly enjoyable fiction that makes you want to read more in the seriesPublished 8 months ago by Leila Bolster
Love this book whole heartedly. Very well written! I would suggest this book to other people in an instant to be sure.Published 13 months ago by Amazon Customer
I actually read this series out of sequence--for some reason, I thought "Griffin's Cryer" was Book 1, and frankly you can read it perfectly well without having read Book 1... Read morePublished 13 months ago by I. Khanani
this story had good charecters and an interesting plot. I would buy this authors work again.Published 15 months ago by Snowkids
Julia Hughes ,the story of the Griffin Boy is awesome and very interesting.I can't wait to see how it turns out. And , And what will happen to be Griffith Boy next?Published 15 months ago by Zelda Freeman
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