The Griffin's War

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After promising his allegiance to the Night God, Arenadd Taranisaii escapes death for the second time and vows to free his people. With the dark griffin Skandar by his side, Arenadd begins to gather an army and prepare for war using the power gifted to him by the Night God to move through the shadows.

But even as Arenadd's strength grows his nemesis sets out for the Island of the Sun, seeking the one weapon that can truly kill Arenadd, the man ...

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Overview

After promising his allegiance to the Night God, Arenadd Taranisaii escapes death for the second time and vows to free his people. With the dark griffin Skandar by his side, Arenadd begins to gather an army and prepare for war using the power gifted to him by the Night God to move through the shadows.

But even as Arenadd's strength grows his nemesis sets out for the Island of the Sun, seeking the one weapon that can truly kill Arenadd, the man without a heart.

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Taylor brings the Fallen Moon trilogy to a satisfying conclusion with a chronicle of pitched battles and political intrigue. A week after the events at the end of The Griffin's Flight, Arenadd Taranisaii—blackrobe destroyer of the Eyrie of Eagleholm, former free Northerner, former slave, and reluctant antihero—sits in a dungeon singing like a madman. Torture is useless against him, as he is kraeai kran ae, a man without a heart. Dedicating himself to the Night God, deity of his ancestors, Arenadd gains the frightening power to move unseen through shadow. He escapes to lead his people in war against the Southern oppressors while fearing that he has given himself up to an ultimately uncaring god. Strong, realistic characterizations and an intricately conceived milieu make it clear that Australian Taylor is a talent to watch. (Mar.)
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780441020102
  • Publisher: Ace
  • Publication date: 2/22/2011
  • Series: Fallen Moon Series , #3
  • Format: Mass Market Paperback
  • Pages: 448
  • Sales rank: 487,920
  • Product dimensions: 4.10 (w) x 6.60 (h) x 1.30 (d)

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  • Posted July 11, 2014

    If you read science fiction you will love these books

    I've read all K. J. Taylor's books about Griffins. Very well written. The unique story line keeps you engaged.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 20, 2012

    Best fiction read

    Great book. Would recommend to any fantasy lover.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 1, 2012

    Gryffins

    Lark is locked out of this result
    From Fawn

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  • Posted March 5, 2012

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    Third and possibly most action packed (definitely most violent)

    Third and possibly most action packed (definitely most violent) in this surprisingly good series with a protagonist that is both hero and anti-hero (guess depends on which side of the war you are on).

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  • Posted October 7, 2011

    A satisfying journey

    I picked up all three books when I saw them side by side at the library and read them all in a row. I liked that she picked griffins, and she built a very detailed and believable picture of their habitats, habits, interactions (within the griffin society and with humans), and the intricate hierarchies and politics. No two griffins were alike, each with distinct personalities and traits. Arenadd's growth from a boy to a man and descent into darkness were well portrayed, but the one I rooted for was Skandar, the dark griffin that's an outsider even amongst other griffins. Selfish in a childlike way but loyal, I became very fond of the wild griffin. I do think the author left the room for a new story arc and look forward to see more of the griffin realm from another angle.

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  • Posted June 12, 2011

    Dissapointing

    This series started out well, with The Dark Griffin being an interesting world and fun read. But the series started going downhill in the second book, and this third book is simply a disaster. It is hard to sympathize with a protagonist who has little free will and is increadibly whiny, as well. The ending was not only predictable, but predictiably bad.

    Too bad, really. I'd recommend The Dark Griffin as worth reading. But definately not the second two books in the trilogy.

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  • Posted April 12, 2011

    Loved all three books.

    I could not put them down. Waiting for a fourth :)

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  • Posted January 19, 2011

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    a strong climax to a fabulous trilogy

    The destroyer of the Eyrie of Eagleholm, Arenadd Taranisaii remains incarcerated in a dungeon. Once he was a free Northerner bonded to a griffin and once he was a slave, but in both cases when he was called Arren Cardockson he was the victim of de facto racism. Now he is a lunatic singing all day and night. His guards have no idea how to deal with the maniac who as a kraeai kran ae lacks a heart.

    Though he fears the consequences of his vow to his people's dark deity Arenadd pledges his life to the Night God, which enables him to wander the shadows unseen. Using this skill, he escapes from his Southern imprisonment. He heads back to his northern people accompanied by his bonded The Dark Griffin ready to lead a revolt against an oppressive south. Only Errian and one other Arenadd stands in his way.

    The finish to the Fallen Moon fantasy (see The Griffin's Flight) is a strong climax to a fabulous trilogy. Arren has "evolved" into Arenadd believing that his former essence is dead since the curse cost him his heart. Loaded with battle action, but anchored by a profound look at a stifling caste society in which political (power) gains supersede people needs. Fans will relish the last war of the being with no heart while wondering whether the curse physically removed his heart or society metaphysically makes him a heartless fiend greater and less than human.

    Harriet Klausner

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