The Griffin: Ashes of Honor: (The Griffin Series: Book 1)

The Griffin: Ashes of Honor: (The Griffin Series: Book 1)

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The Griffin: Ashes of Honor 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 7 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I've been thinking of writing a book for a while now but when I read a really well written book such as The Griffin, I ask myself "Do I have what it takes?". My husband commented that an author of good science fiction has a monumental task when writing not only one book but an entire series. The details and backstory are excellent. This book is very well constructed and entertaining. The writing is vivid and creates a perfect portrait in your mind of the world Mr. Williams has produced. As I was reading the book, I could imagine the movie, complete with big furry pandas. At first it seems illogical, pandas in science fiction but it really works! There are great themes here that we can all relate to, my favorite being redemption. Check it out! Enjoy!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Just as Isaac Asimov's book  "I-Robot" changed the way we perceive robots, Philip Williams'  debut novel "Ashes of Honor" has raised the level of artificial intelligence to heights unknown by today's AI researchers and software engineers.  Whether by parallel processes, neural nets, or undiscovered means, these robots can create, emote, and care.  I was captivated with these technologically advanced machines that can think for themselves. 
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I liked the book Ashes of Honor especially because the machines and animals can think and are sentient. That makes the whole story very exciting. And although the journey of the hero and the world it takes place in are extremely dangerous there are some really hilarious scenes and funny dialogues. I loved the humor of the book.I can´t wait to read the second book. I want to know how the story about Garrand and the pandas unfolds.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Philip William’s literary style transports you to a futuristic universe in Ashes of Honor”. It is easy to envision the strange planets, infrastructure, and richly imaginative creatures that inhabit this exciting extraterrestrial environment. The book follows exiled hero, Garrand Ai’Gonet Medeville as he tries to evade the Imperial Guard. He takes on a new assignment helping Helen Tchelakov transport 37 prescient pandas, and battles Vice Proctor Barrett and Captain Vailetta Strom. Medeville’s endearing ‘artificial’ Bailey, his chef Jean-Wa and Little Bit loyally support him as his ship Destiny’s Needle tries to avoid being captured. I was sorry to see Book I end and will wait for Book II to continue their intergalactic journey.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
What a fantastic new complex futuristic universe! Philip Williams created complex characters and I could not help but cheer on the efforts of robots and arts as they aided the hero, Garrand Ai’Gonet Medeville on the perilous journey to safely transport Helen Tchelakov and 37 genetically engineered pandas. William’s first novel Ashes of Honor describes a world populated by humans, strange alien animals and insects, and a host of technological machines with artificial intelligence. The first part of the book methodically describes the intricate details of this sci-fi world; a wonderful galaxy filled with beautiful imagery and masterful descriptions. As the novel develops there are believable interactions between the characters and conversational dialogue. Well written! Awaiting the release of books II-IV in The Griffin, to see if Medeville will be able to keep Tchelakov’s precognitive cargo from becoming a military advantage for the Imperial Guard.  Kristin, Asheville 
SabrinaK More than 1 year ago
Ashes of Honor is a great composition of fondly drawn characters, technically ingenious details and bold ideas that leads us to a journey through an exciting, alien world. The author succeeds to fascinate with his story about the banished hero Garrand Ai´Gonet Médeville who is found by an incomparable adventure. Williams combines fantastic, futuristic elements and romantic suspense as well as a large portion exotic with an elegance that equals poetry. You just have to fall in love with this outer space scenery and the creatures that inhabit it!
IAmKatM More than 1 year ago
I loved the Griffin: Ashes of Honor, it was perfect company on my commute.  From the start you become immersed in this strange world with its bizarre mix of inhabitants from humans to animals with technological beings bridging the gaps. You get a good sense that there is a lot more to come from this series with little hints of hidden pasts creeping in as the story develops. I was gripped and really disappointed when I reached the end as now I have to wait for the next in the series to find out what happens next!