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Magic of the Gargoyles (Gargoyle Guardian Chronicles) (Volume 1) Paperback – September 16, 2017
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"I freaking love this book! ...All I can say is I think you should read this." (Happy Tails and Tales ★★★★★)
"Fast-paced action + daring heroine + supportive allies = Magic of the Gargoyles" (Travelogue of a Book Addict ★★★★★)
"I have never read a story like this. It was fun, adventurous, dangerous and rewarding. I loved the originality and the attention to detail. I highly recommend MAGIC OF THE GARGOYLES to adults/young adults who love a great fantasy!" (Juniper Grove ★★★★★)
"From the very beginning, I was hooked! ...You cannot go wrong with MAGIC OF THE GARGOYLES if you're looking for a quick fantasy read!" (Pretty Little Pages)
"Fans of urban fantasy, the steampunk genre, or fans of gargoyles (they are neat)—this read is well worth the temporal investment. MAGIC OF THE GARGOYLES is a charming light, short read that well deserves its 5 stars. It leaves an almost magical mark on you when you finish." (Open Book Society ★★★★★)
"I really enjoyed reading this fantasy adventure novella...I would certainly recommend this to any fantasy fans." (Carole's Book Corner)
"You will love this!" (Lovely Reads ★★★★★)
"intense from the beginning to end" (Musings of a Bookish Kitty)
About the Author
REBECCA CHASTAIN is the USA Today bestselling author of the Madison Fox urban fantasy series and the Gargoyle Guardian Chronicles fantasy trilogy, among other works. Inside her novels, you'll find spellbinding adventures packed with supernatural creatures, thrilling action, heartwarming characters (human and otherwise), and more than a little humor. Rebecca lives in Northern California with her charming husband and three bossy cats. She has yet to encounter a baby gargoyle, but that doesn't stop her from looking. Find out more at RebeccaChastain.com.
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She's a mid level elemental that is found by a baby gargoyle and needs her help. She ends up saving the other baby gargoyle, then 3 additional ones....there are 5 siblings in all. Where are their parents you ask....no idea. Not sure how that works in this world and it's never actually explained.
Outside of that it really is a great book and I enjoyed the scenarios and her highly amusing BFF, Kylie.
Loving the second book too.
In a book of 91 pages, you don't have time to truly flesh out characters but Ms. Chastain does a great job of getting personality traits across. I immediately loved the heroine and wanted to kill the villain myself. The kooky friend is like someone I know so she was a great addition. I automatically loved and wanted to protect the gargoyles. So, as far as emotional involvement, (a must have for 5 stars) I was hooked immediately and stopped everything I was supposed to do and read the entire book immediately. I am going to read the next two today as well.
I am very enthusiastic in recommending this book to readers young and old alike. There is a good balance of action, adventure, suspense, mystery and mayhem. I thing anyone who reads "Magic of the Gargoyles" will enjoy it and will pick up 2 & 3 as well. Happy reading.
KUDOS Ms. Rebecca Chastain on a tale exceptionally well told....keep writing, I'll keep reading.
In reality Mika is very special. She has a rare and powerful ability to heal magical creatures. She doesn't let her terror prevent her from rushing into to save injured baby gargoyles from fire elementals or a sadistic master-criminal. It doesn't prevent her from turning the tables on said escaped master-criminal when he comes looking for revenge.
This is a great short story! My only complaint is that its short. I would love to learn more about Mika.
Magic of the Gargoyles is written in first person. As such, we get an inside look into just how frightened and insecure Mika is. We also get to see how courageous she is and what she is willing to give up on the behalf of this baby gargoyle who trusts her.
I will admit I have now read this novella three times. The first time had me upset as I wanted more. That will forever be my lament with good novellas. They're never long enough! I was excited to discover it grew and turned into a trilogy. I have also read most of Rebecca Chastain's books. She is a talented author.
I have a single complaint about this book. There was a pile up of adjectives near the beginning and it caused me to notice more as I continued to read. Except for a few instances, they merged into the story and ceased to bother me.
I highly recommend this novella to readers who enjoy fantasy. I also encourage you to read the entire Gargoyle Guardian Chronicles Trilogy. It gives you an excellent taste of Rebecca Chastain's style. If you enjoy it, feel free to continue with her entire body of work.