Griffin's Fire

Griffin's Fire

by Darby Karchut

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ISBN-13: 9780974114507
Publisher: Copper Square Studios
Publication date: 10/13/2014
Pages: 218
Product dimensions: 5.50(w) x 8.50(h) x 0.46(d)

About the Author

Darby Karchut is an award-winning author, dreamer, and compulsive dawn greeter. She's been known to run in blizzards and bike in lightning storms. When not dodging death by Colorado, Darby writes urban fantasy for tweens, teens, and adults.

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Griffin's Fire 4.8 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 10 reviews.
Bookswithbite on LibraryThing 21 days ago
*Fangirl Squeal* Now that I got that out of my system, holy crapola! This book is awesome. I managed to read it so fast that once I got to the end I was mad at myself! I told myself to slow down and take it easy but instead, I kept devouring it as if I was starved.What hooked me from the start is Griffin. This book picks up where the first one left off , where Griffin is getting into the swing of things. He is not used to certain things and has a hard time adjusting. I love how Ms. Karchut really lets the reader feels his emotions. Griffin's stress over his nightly nightmares, his girlfriend, his school and the new angel that his mentor took under his wing. I felt that jealousy like WOAH! I really like this part of the book cause the reader is able to feel and see his insecurities. But Basil, his is one amazing man. Even though he knew why Griffin was rebelling he stuck by him like if he was his own son.The plot flows nicely as the reader goes through Griffin's day to day life. I like that the plot isn't just about Griffin but there is something bigger going on. An amazing thing happens to Griffin. With this new element, a whole new ball game out and ready to be played.The love interest went through it stages and flowed nicely as well. I liked that despite what they went through, they went through it together and got through it. I can only hope that in the third book their love will continue to grow.Griffin's Fire is an compelling read that leaves you so excited that you just want more. Like a roller coaster, you must get on again so you can enjoy the ride all over. Griffin's Fire is an amazing sequel you must read!
mt256 on LibraryThing 21 days ago
Griffin's Fire by Darby Karchut is the follow up to Griffin Rising. This series follows a boy ex-angel named Griffin. He's been dealt a bad hand throughout his life. The only good things seem to be his mentor Basil and his girl friend, Katie. After losing not only his wings but also his purpose he's forced to face life as a human. To make matters worse he has to go to high-school.Griffin goes through a lot of struggles in this book. He has to deal with the abrupt change in his life and the fear of losing Basil, the only person who has ever believed in him. He also struggles with finding his place now that he's no longer an angel. Darby Karchut really puts emotion into her books. I found myself really caring about the characters in this novel. Basil and Griffin have great chemistry together. Basil cares for Griffin. They have a wonderful friendship but Basil is more like a father to him. I love that Basil can be really easy going when he needs to be but also really tough. There are a lot of themes in this novel including forgiveness, acceptance, trust, jealousy, and love.Overall this is a great series. It has warmth, emotion, and is full of depth. Darby Karchut pulls at my heartstrings and leaves me wanting more. I can't wait to read more about Griffin. If you've not read this series yet, you need to. I recommend it for middle grade readers and up. This is a great read for adults as well as kids.
kmartin802 on LibraryThing 21 days ago
Griffin's Fire is another great story by Darby Karchut. Griffin has had his life ripped out from under him. After the events in the previous book, Griffin has to make a new life for himself as a human. At first he is very angry and very frightened. He doesn't know his place now that he is not part of the Terrae Angeli. His human girlfriend Katie is secretly relieved that the two of them can be together but she knows how disappointed Griffin is too. After some pressure, Griffin agrees to go to high school. On the up side, this lets him spend more time with Katie but on the downside he has to deal with a sadistic math teacher who seems only happy when he is making life hard for students. The math teacher seems to have a special need to bully Griffin.Then, at home, Basil is given a new apprentice named Sergei. The two boys do not get along at all. Sergei wages a secret war on Griffin to try to keep him in trouble with his mentor. Things get even more complicated when Griffin's powers over Earth and Fire come back. He is afraid to tell Basil because he fears having the powers stripped from him again. Between dealing with Sergei, trying to keep up in high school classes, and hiding his newly returned powers from Basil, Griffin has a lot of stresses.I liked the way we got to see entries from Katie's journal, Griffin's journal, and Basil's journal so that we could see what they were thinking even though they were keeping secrets from each other. I liked the relationship between Katie and Griffin. They were best friends as well as boyfriend-girlfriend. I liked that Griffin was still acting as a Guardian Angel even when he didn't have his powers. My heart was broken again as Griffin relived some of the bad times with his first mentor Nicopolis and cheered when Nicopolis finally got at least part of what he deserved. Not being an angel myself, I actually had hoped for more punishment for Nicopolis.I can hardly wait to read the third book in the series - Griffin's Storm. And I am very eager to share this book with my students.
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CleanTeenFiction More than 1 year ago
Book 2 picks up right where the 1st book left off. Something life changing happened in book 1. Griffin was still dealing with his emotions from that event. He's angry a lot of the time during this book which made me sad since Fin was such a fun guy to be around in book 1. I enjoy the journal entries throughout the book. It's fun to find out what some of the characters are really thinking. This book didn't hold my attention as much as book 1, but I still liked it. There were some good twists throughout the story. The characters are great, and I want to know what will happen next. Content Ratings: sexual: mild language: mild violence: mild
ReadersFavorite More than 1 year ago
Reviewed by Tamera L. for Readers Favorite Griffin is a supernatural teen, who is meant to be a Terrae Anglus. Basil, his trainer, was to see him through his Proelium. But because of his former master’s deceit, Griffin has become just an ordinary human. Though Griffin hates being a human, he tries to accept his fate. Katie, his human girlfriend, helps him in the process, encouraging him to go to public school. As Griffin begins classes, he is faced with being an outsider and is even bullied by Nash Baylor and his team mates. Griffin grits his teeth and endures through his struggles, despite illness and headaches. But Griffin longs to be an angel again in spite of the assumption that it can never be. Then comes a day when all that changes, for Griffin discovers a secret - a secret that will change everything. "Griffin's Fire" is a well-written fantasy novel with some interesting characters. Basil is a great mentor and protector, whose loyalty to Griffin is honorable and yet grows more father-like though the two are often at odds with one another. The banter between the characters has some great sparks. Without the benefit of reading the first book in this series, I could have used a bit of background in the beginning of this story to help set the scene and plot. But I quickly caught on and enjoyed this charming well-written novel. The writing has a nice flow to it and the story line is interesting. A good read!
MayrasSecretBookcase More than 1 year ago
What happens when a moody teenage angel is forced to attend high-school? The answer is Griffin's Fire. Griffin's Fire is the second installment in Darby Karchut's Terrae Angeli young adult fantasy series, published by Twilight Times Books. I didn't read the first book in the series and have to say that I was a bit lost at the beginning of the story. Fortunately, not for long. Karchut provides only the essential bits of backstory and I was soon engulfed in Griffin's world. As far as the first book, Griffin Rising goes, suffice to say that Griffin is a supernatural being known as a Terrae Angeli, a being who has the ability to control Fire, Water, Wind and Earth and who, like a guardian warrior, helps humans who are in danger. Book I is all about his apprenticeship, relationship to his mentor, love for a mortal girl and 'fall' into the world of mortals when he's banished from the Terrae Angeli. In this book II, Griffin is forced to live like a normal mortal teenager and enroll in Centennial High, a form of hell on earth. Not only must he adjust to his new nature, but he must also deal with nasty math teachers and especially with his mentor Basil's new Terrae Angeli apprentice, who comes to live with them and who does everything in his power to drive Griffin crazy and turn Basil against him. Griffin is pretty miserable, even more so when he's compelled to breakup with his beloved Kate and hide the powers that refuse to die within his own being. Is his Terrae Angeli nature gone for good--or are his powers back? If so, why? What does it mean? And how must he keep this knowledge a secret without betraying Basil and others who trust him? I had a lot of fun reading this novel. The story moves quickly, the characters are all distinct with their own quirks and personalities and Griffin is truly sympathetic--moody, hot-tempered and impulsive yet with a kind and courageous heart. Karchut does a good job with her teen-friendly prose and her voice is fresh and engaging. After I finished reading the novel I felt an urge to get myself a copy of the first book to see how it all started. So the main characters are definitely ones to root for. Griffin’s Fire will appeal to both boy and girl teens and to angel-fiction fans in general. Recommended.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I loved the second book in this series! Griffin is having to deal with the loss of his powers while also dealing with the adjustment to normal life - school, mortals, dating, and his new roommate Sergei. I love all of the local references and the character of the high school librarian is pretty awesome. :) Mrs. Karchut has authored another amazing story about a boy with a heart of gold who's calling is to be the protector of mortals. Without his ability to do so, what will become of him? Armed with a little faith, he ends up with the answers he's been waiting for.
BooksWithBite More than 1 year ago
*Fangirl Squeal* Now that I got that out of my system, holy crapola! This book is awesome. I managed to read it so fast that once I got to the end I was mad at myself! I told myself to slow down and take it easy but instead, I kept devouring it as if I was starved. What hooked me from the start is Griffin. This book picks up where the first one left off , where Griffin is getting into the swing of things. He is not used to certain things and has a hard time adjusting. I love how Ms. Karchut really lets the reader feels his emotions. Griffin's stress over his nightly nightmares, his girlfriend, his school and the new angel that his mentor took under his wing. I felt that jealousy like WOAH! I really like this part of the book cause the reader is able to feel and see his insecurities. But Basil, his is one amazing man. Even though he knew why Griffin was rebelling he stuck by him like if he was his own son. The plot flows nicely as the reader goes through Griffin's day to day life. I like that the plot isn't just about Griffin but there is something bigger going on. An amazing thing happens to Griffin. With this new element, a whole new ball game out and ready to be played. The love interest went through it stages and flowed nicely as well. I liked that despite what they went through, they went through it together and got through it. I can only hope that in the third book their love will continue to grow. Griffin's Fire is an compelling read that leaves you so excited that you just want more. Like a roller coaster, you must get on again so you can enjoy the ride all over. Griffin's Fire is an amazing sequel you must read!
Marcie77 More than 1 year ago
Griffin's Fire by Darby Karchut is the follow up to Griffin Rising. This series follows a boy ex-angel named Griffin. He's been dealt a bad hand throughout his life. The only good things seem to be his mentor Basil and his girl friend, Katie. After losing not only his wings but also his purpose he's forced to face life as a human. To make matters worse he has to go to high-school. Griffin goes through a lot of struggles in this book. He has to deal with the abrupt change in his life and the fear of losing Basil, the only person who has ever believed in him. He also struggles with finding his place now that he's no longer an angel. Darby Karchut really puts emotion into her books. I found myself really caring about the characters in this novel. Basil and Griffin have great chemistry together. Basil cares for Griffin. They have a wonderful friendship but Basil is more like a father to him. I love that Basil can be really easy going when he needs to be but also really tough. There are a lot of themes in this novel including forgiveness, acceptance, trust, jealousy, and love. Overall this is a great series. It has warmth, emotion, and is full of depth. Darby Karchut pulls at my heartstrings and leaves me wanting more. I can't wait to read more about Griffin. If you've not read this series yet, you need to. I recommend it for middle grade readers and up. This is a great read for adults as well as kids.