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Griffin's Shadow
     

Griffin's Shadow

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by Leslie Ann Moore
 

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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:
9780979621161
Publisher:
Booklocker.com, Inc.
Publication date:
07/30/2009
Series:
The Griffin's Daughter Trilogy
Pages:
384
Product dimensions:
0.79(w) x 6.00(h) x 9.00(d)

Meet the Author

Leslie Ann Moore has been a storyteller since childhood. A native of Los Angeles, she received a doctorate in Veterinary Medicine from the University of California. She lives and works in Los Angeles and in her spare time, she practices the art of belly dance. Her debut novel, Griffin's Daughter, the first of the Griffin's Daughter Trilogy, was named 2008 Ben Franklin Award winner for Best First Fiction by the Independent Book Publishers Association.
Her latest novel "A Tangle Of Fates", will be released in Summer 2013.

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Griffin's Shadow 4.7 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 3 reviews.
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harstan More than 1 year ago
Jelena nee Preseren is elated to have married Ashinji Sakehera as she loves the son of Lord Kerala and feels great about carrying his offspring. However, she is stunned to learn she is the daughter of Elf King Keizo Onjara of Alasiri. However, her new discovery about her roots puts her in the crosshairs as an ever expanding human empire starts invading Alasiri.------------ While Jelena struggles with her pregnancy and her new role, her Ashinji is sent into slavery as a gladiator. She is unable to mount a rescue as the Elves face assaults from humans and a sorcerer setting the stage for the Nameless One to conquer all.---------------- The sequel to GRIFFIN'S DAUGHTER is an excellent epic fantasy, which takes a plausible terrific spin that makes the second entry fresh and brisk. Jelena has come a long way since her coming of age adventures in a realm filled with de jure and de facto racism against a half elf like her; however in this tale she must go further into the role of full leadership of many of those who once scorned her. GRIFFIN'S SHADOW is superb tale that will have the audience wanting more from Ms. Moore.--------- Harriet Klausner