Gryphon's Quest

Gryphon's Quest

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by Candace Sams
     
 

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Book 1 in the Tales of the Order series.

From an ancient English forest where legends hide comes a man of myth. Gryphon O'Connor is a Druid warrior belonging to an Order of mythical creatures - creatures who hide in today's world, fearing discovery.

Now someone has stolen artifacts that could expose the Order, and Gryphon must retrieve them before his world is

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Book 1 in the Tales of the Order series.

From an ancient English forest where legends hide comes a man of myth. Gryphon O'Connor is a Druid warrior belonging to an Order of mythical creatures - creatures who hide in today's world, fearing discovery.

Now someone has stolen artifacts that could expose the Order, and Gryphon must retrieve them before his world is destroyed. He knows accomplishing this mission will come at a price. What he doesn't anticipate is falling in love with Heather, a bighearted, beautiful, fiery woman from the outside. As the worlds of magic and science collide, Gryph and Heather must brave unthinkable dangers to save both.

And to keep the Order's existence a secret, someone must die.

Publisher Note: This title was previously published elsewhere.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781419951404
Publisher:
Ellora's Cave Publishing
Publication date:
09/30/2007
Series:
Tales of the Order Series
Pages:
236
Product dimensions:
5.50(w) x 8.50(h) x 0.54(d)

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Gryphon's Quest 4.6 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 5 reviews.
DCChesh More than 1 year ago
This writer is a hidden gem in the fantasy/paranormal genre. This book is a very nice read and each one in the series just get better and better.
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Guest More than 1 year ago
Gryphon O' Connor is a Druid Warrior, charged with the protection of his people. His people include fairies, elves and other so called mythical creatures that humankind have long ago stopped believing in. He is also the only one of his kind, a man able to shape shift into another being, destined to be alone. When the Sorceress of the Ancients sends him on a quest to New York to bring back stolen Irish artifacts, he hadn't bargained on meeting and falling for feisty young woman Heather Green. Heather works in the acquisitions department in the museum where the artifacts were sent. She can hardly believe that she has finally met someone who lives up to her ideal fantasy, a tall, dark and handsome stranger reminiscent of all those Celtic heroes she'd read about and who she thought didn't exist. Heather is determined to help recover the stolen property, no matter how much Gryphon insists otherwise. The stolen artifacts include a set of three rune stones, which when translated will allow the speaker to shapeshift into something resembling their inner soul. Unfortunately the stones have been used by someone with a dark soul and now a monstrous killer is on the streets, determined to make Heather it's next victim¿ This is a well plotted story of romance and adventure, with a murder mystery thrown in for good measure, although I think the killer was revealed a little too early. The main plot seems to be how two people so different as Heather and Gryphon can get together, when there are so many obstacles in the way, not the least of which is the fact that anyone who reveals to Outsiders (which is what Heather is, after all), about their existence is condemned to death, and so is the Outsider they told. I think more could have been made of this, why was there such a rule? Surely not all Outsiders were not as terrible as they were making out, and they do come to this conclusion in the end. Because there are so few of the magical beings left, they know they will die out unless they can introduce new blood into the gene pool. The love scenes between Gryphon and Heather were deftly handled, erotic without crossing that line into more heavy territory. It was heartbreaking watching the way Gryphon was treated by the others because he was different, he was even more of an outsider than the Outsiders. And what became of Heather once she found out Gryphon's secret? Well, you'll just have to read and find out! A great read. Reviewed by Annette Gisby, author of Silent Screams and Shadows of the Rose.
Guest More than 1 year ago
In her capacity as the protector of a secretive magical order, the Sorceress of the Ancients worries that someone stole three rune stones that enable the owner to shape shift. She directs Druid Warrior, Gryphon O¿Connor to retrieve the stones before someone learns of their power and consequently enable humanity to learn about their order clandestinely living amongst mankind.

Gryphon journeys to New York where the artifacts have been delivered, but appears he is too late as the stones apparently were used to commit the murder of a guard at the Manhattan Museum of Antiquities. Gryphon knows he needs help and turns to museum employee Heather Green for assistance in finding the stones amidst the humongous edifice. Heather rejects Gryphon¿s story that the stolen rune stones probably led to the guard¿s murder even as she finds herself attracted to this lunatic. As Gryphon and Heather fall in love, he wonders whether the Sorceress of The Ancients will allow he and his beloved to live when the prime directive is to hide their existence from the mundane world.

GRYPHON¿S QUEST is a tremendous tale that contains much appeal to readers of fantasy, mystery, and romance. The story line is brilliantly devised so that elements from each genre smoothly intertwine into a strong tale. Gryphon is a lonely hero in a Prometheus sort of way while Heather is a wonderfully intrepid heroine who bridges the gap between mankind and myth-kind. Readers who relish a powerfully written amateur sleuthing romantic fantasy will want to peruse Candace Sams opening gamut in what the audience will hope is a long running series.

Harriet Klausner