Griffin's Shadow

Griffin's Shadow

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by Leslie Ann Moore, Michael Sullivan
     
 

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Jelena Preseren has finally found love and happiness with her new husband Ashinji Sakehera and his family, but her peaceful life is about to be turned upside down.

In the coming months, Jelena's and Ashinji's lives undergo profound changes which tests them both in ways that neither is prepared for. They must learn to cope or be swept away.

Far to the south, the

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Jelena Preseren has finally found love and happiness with her new husband Ashinji Sakehera and his family, but her peaceful life is about to be turned upside down.

In the coming months, Jelena's and Ashinji's lives undergo profound changes which tests them both in ways that neither is prepared for. They must learn to cope or be swept away.

Far to the south, the Soldaran Empire prepares for war against the elves and in the icy north, the arcane power of the Nameless One continues to grow...

Set against a backdrop of impending war, shocking betrayals and uneasy alliances, Griffin's Shadow continues the story begun in Griffin's Daughter, that of courage and enduring love in the face of adversity.

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Publishers Weekly

This satisfying sequel to 2007's Griffin's Daughter, the coming-of-mage saga of half-elf Cinderella-esque heroine Jelena Sakehera, avoids most mid-trilogy sagginess with nonstop action and sympathetic characterizations. Opening with a shocker-Jelena's father is Keizo Onjara, elf king of Alasiri, currently besieged by a ruthlessly expansionist human empire-Moore piles on threats to Jelena and her pregnancy; sends her adoring new husband, Ashinji, off into faraway slavery as a gladiator; brews two convincing Cain and Abel conflicts; tosses in a sinister sorceress who helps the requisite Nameless One to plot world domination; and spikes the mix with newlywed lovemaking and ritual rape. Though many of the tropes are familiar, Moore's narrative drive and suspenseful plot twists will leave readers eager for the conclusion to this intricate and appealing tale. (Mar.)

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Library Journal

Jelena Preseren's marriage to Ashinji Sakehara, the younger son of the Lord of Kerala, should have brought her happiness, but the discovery that her true father is the king of the elves thrusts her into the middle of a three-sided war that could tip the balance between the forces for good and those of the Nameless One. In her sequel to Griffin's Daughter and the second title in her trilogy, Moore introduces a deeper conflict on a grand scale. Her strong male and female characters and their abiding feelings of love and honor bring a sense of true heroism to their struggles against their obstacles. A solid choice for larger libraries and for readers who enjoy fantasy with an Asian overlay.


—Jackie Cassada

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780615775401
Publisher:
Norton Place Publishing
Publication date:
03/04/2013
Pages:
382
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.79(d)

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