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The Griffin's Gauntlet
     

The Griffin's Gauntlet

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by Wesley Lowe
 

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Sharon Amber finds herself swept from her home by faerie magic and into a world distinctly different from her own. There, she meets a kindly old witch who recruits her in ridding the land of the tyranny of the Dragon King. So with the help of a dauntless knight, a demon sorceress, a faerie enchantress, and a cursed bard, Sharon embarks on a quest through the haunted

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Sharon Amber finds herself swept from her home by faerie magic and into a world distinctly different from her own. There, she meets a kindly old witch who recruits her in ridding the land of the tyranny of the Dragon King. So with the help of a dauntless knight, a demon sorceress, a faerie enchantress, and a cursed bard, Sharon embarks on a quest through the haunted Blackwoods to a griffin’s aerie to acquire the Griffin’s Gauntlet, the only weapon that can vanquish the tyrant and restore freedom throughout the land. All this and more takes place in The Griffin’s Gauntlet, the fantasy adventure book by Wesley Lowe.

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Joe Murphy
Sharon Amber is your average sixteen year old, with her stern and emotionally unavailable father, her doofus brother, and her secret elfish boyfriend. When said boyfriend, Gerald, asks her to sneak away and meet him in the forest at midnight, she figures there would be a little talking, a bit of cuddling, maybe some lovemaking. A night she will never forget.
She has no idea.
Misty Jackson
This one is certainly a page-turner. Not only did I get into the characters of the book, but they left a lasting impression on me as well. This book was very well written. Mr. Lowe will take you into a world a fantasy where a young girl finds herself in a world very different then her own. While in this new world she meets creatures that in her world would be make believe to her. She will also find herself having to fight the Dragon King. If you want a book that you can't put down, pick this up.

Product Details

BN ID:
2940012774859
Publisher:
Helm Publishing
Publication date:
06/26/2011
Series:
The Necromancer Wars , #1
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
264
File size:
551 KB

Meet the Author

Wesley Lowe is a graduate of the Rochester Institute of Technology. He was raised in the town of Brighton, New York and pursued a higher education at Mansfield University, Pa, and then transferred to the Rochester Institute of Technology. He has graduated with an Associates degree in Electrical Technology and a Bachelors Degree in the Physical Sciences. He has been a Fantasy and Science Fiction fan since High School. For more on Wesley Lowe, visit his website at www.wesleylowe.com The Griffin's Gauntlet is the prologue novel for the series, The Necromancer Wars. The Coven Initiates has just been released as the first book in The Necromancer Wars. Other books in the series include The Royal Quests, and The Wiccan Path.

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The Griffin's Gauntlet 4.8 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 8 reviews.
ReadersFavorite More than 1 year ago
Reviewed by Janelle Fila for Readers' Favorite The Griffin's Gauntlet by Wesley Lowe is a young adult fantasy that starts with fairy magic. Sharon is deposited into a world completely different from her own. She is recruited by a good witch to protect the land from the evil Dragon King. Sharon accepts the quest to travel through the haunted Blackwoods to acquire the Griffin’s Gauntlet. The Gauntlet is the only weapon that is powerful enough to challenge the Dragon King. Along the way, Sharon meets an enriching cast of characters, including a dauntless knight, a demon sorceress, a faerie enchantress, and a cursed bard. With the help of these humble associates, Sharon hopes she can find the Gauntlet and restore the peace that the witch so desperately craves for her people. This was a very interesting fantasy tale with all of the traditional fantasy elements that readers expect. Dragons and fairies and witches, as well as singing bards and knights and sorceresses. All of the characters were very well described and very likeable and entertaining. The story was well written and the author's imagination was very adequately translated to the pages of the story. There was a lot of good action that will keep readers invested in the story and wanting to turn the pages quickly to get to the next exciting bit of the tale. I think readers will enjoy the lovable characters that accompany Sharon on her journey as well.
mathphilosopher More than 1 year ago
Wesley Lowe's "The Griffin's Gauntlet" is the prequel to The Necromancer War Series. I don't usually read books in the fantasy genre, so I don't have much to compare this to. Some parts of it are like a clean version of True Blood or Buffy The Vampire Slayer. There is an ensemble cast and the characters show a lot of depth. The storyline is a lovely tangled web of fantasy goodness. The writing and flow are excellent. I like how in the beginning it has the feel of the first Harry Potter novel as Sharon gets whisked away into a strange land of magic.
Guest More than 1 year ago
The Griffin's Gauntlet by Wesley Lowe was a great story. The characters were memorable, each having their own weaknesses and strengths. Some I truly liked, and others I did not. It started out rather slow, and I was confused with the strange first meeting between Sharon Amber and Gerald. It seemed as though they had arranged the meeting and then suddenly they found each other seemingly by happinstance. (sp?) Some of the desciptions were a little vague, but the story was well written and plotted out. I do believe my favorite characters is Darklin Reed. Very well done!!!
Guest More than 1 year ago
As a stranger lost in a world of unique creatures and magic, Sharon Amber befriends an old witch who kindly takes her into her home. Soon the witch discovers Sharons' strange ability to resist magic, and persuades her to embark on a journey to face the Dragon King, an evil dictator who is determined to destroy any that oppose him. But, first Sharon must venture into a haunted forest and retrieve the Griffin's Gauntlet, an ancient and potent weapon that could rid them of the Dragon King once and for all. Together with a small group of adventurers, Sharon sets forth to meet her destiny with the Dragon King, and perhaps find a way back home. The Griffin's Gauntlet is a rich tale that captures the reader's interest immediately and keeps it there. The book was well written, allowing the reader to easily follow the characters through the story. The tale itself ends in a way that hints for a sequel...I'll be looking forward to that! I recommmend The Griffin's Gauntlet to anyone who loves adventure and magic, with a good dose of courage and the human spirit. Great job!
Guest More than 1 year ago
Sharon Amber finds herself drawn into adventure and immune to magic in a world where magic is king. When Olden Jade recruits Sharon to help rid the land of Bain, the Dragon King, she first has to go through the Blackwoods and acquire the griffin's gauntlet to defeat him. The action of dragons, knights, witches, pixies and fantasy never stops and I found myself reading the book start to finish in the very same night.
Guest More than 1 year ago
A fantasy environment any fan of the genre can feel at home with; an epic quest, a bloody battle, and a final confrontation with a breathtaking finale. All of this and more you can find in The Griffin¿s Gauntlet! This is an excellent fantasy tale straight from an over-active imagination. I think that this book is appealing not only to the sci-fi/fantasy audience but readers in general who enjoy a great story. It has a bit of everything to those who enjoy a good read: A fantasy world, creative use of characters and places, bloodshed, and a memorable female lead character.
Guest More than 1 year ago
Sharon Amber is whisked away and abandoned in a world where a tyrant has cast a horrible curse on the populace to suppress rebellion. Only Sharon, who is immune to the effects of magic, good or bad, can aid in lifting the curse and bring about the downfall of Bain, the Dragon King. I liked this author's writing style. The story flowed and transitioned from chapter to chapter and was especially captivating when new characters and places were introduced. And I loved the unique way its exceptional characters and fantastic events fit together. An astonishing amount of imagination must have been used to write a book like this. This is an incredible fantasy that kept getting better and better as the story went on.
Guest More than 1 year ago
THis story is about a young woman who finds herself swept away into another world inhabited by witches, pixies, and magic weapons in which she is the only hope for that realm's freedom from tyranny. The protagonist named Sharon Amber finds that she is immune to any magical effects of the world she finds herself in. She, therefore, becomes the primary candidate to help the people of the Pix become free from the tyrannical rule of the Bain, the Dragon King. First, she must quest for the weapon known as the Griffin's Gauntlet, then, she must use it to vanquish the tyrant. The story delves deep into the minds and motivations of some of the main characters and presents a positive message of responsibility and commitment that goes with coming to age.