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- Length: 10 hrs and 20 mins
- Unabridged Audiobook
- Release Date:04-10-13
- Publisher: E.G. Foley
NY Times & USA Today bestselling author E.G. Foley launches The Gryphon Chronicles, a new series of historical fantasy adventures (with a hint of steampunk!) that's as much fun for grownups as it is for kids.My Thoughts:
Strange new talents...
Jake is a scrappy orphaned pickpocket living by his wits on the streets of Victorian London. Lately he's started seeing ghosts, and discovers he can move solid objects with his mind! He has no idea why. Next thing he knows, a Sinister Gentleman and his minions come hunting him. On the run for his life, Jake is plunged headlong into a mysterious world full of magic and deadly peril. A world that holds the secret to who he really is: The long-lost heir of an aristocratic family - with magical powers!
But with treacherous enemies closing in, it will take all of his wily street instincts and the help of his friends - both human and magical - to solve the mystery of what happened to his parents and defeat the foes who never wanted the Lost Heir of Griffon to be found...
- This was awesome!! Such a fun and exciting read and one I'd highly recommend. The summary sums up the story so I'm getting straight to my thoughts.
Jake was such a worthy hero. He is an orphan and has learned how to live by his wits. He was brave, strong, smart and resourceful. He learns of who he is, yet it doesn't change him. He even sees ghosts and gets these strange powers, he has people trying to kill him and finds himself confronted with weird animals, yet he stays true to himself.
Danni is Jakes' best friend and does her best to keep him out of trouble, which is hard because trouble tends to find Jake no matter what!! She is smart, loyal and brave and I loved her character, though my heart broke for her when she was on about her family.
The plot of this was fast paced and engrossing. It has everything a great middle grade fantasy should. We have magic, mythical creatures, mystery, mayhem, plot twists, action and plenty of adventure. It was enthralling, to say the least.
In all this was an incredibly entertaining read and one I know I will revisit from time to time. It captured my attention from the start and kept me gripped the whole way through. From it's lovable characters, to it's engrossing story, this is a must read! I loved everything about this and will be diving into the next book as soon as I buy it. Highly recommend!!
The audio of this was fantastic!! Jamie du Pont MacKenzie was a thrill to listen to. He was totally engrossed in the story and brought it to life. He gave each character their own personality and had so many tones that it was a pleasure to listen to.
*I was provided this audiobook at no charge by the author, publisher and/or narrator in exchange for an unbiased review via AudiobookBlast dot com*