Jake & The Giant (The Gryphon Chronicles, Book 2)

Jake & The Giant (The Gryphon Chronicles, Book 2)

by E. G. Foley


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NY Times and USA Today bestselling author E.G. Foley presents The Gryphon Chronicles, a new series of historical fantasy adventure novels that's as much fun for grownups as it is for kids!

Big Trouble...

Reunited with his aristocratic magical relatives, and finally getting used to his own supernatural powers, orphaned ex-pickpocket Jake Everton, the young Lord Griffon, travels on his first-ever holiday to beautiful Norway. There, at an amazing Invention Convention, his cousin Archie, the boy genius, plans to unveil his marvelous new flying machine to the scientific world.

But legends of the Viking Age die hard in Scandinavia. Danger strikes as famous Victorian scientists start mysteriously disappearing. When Archie vanishes, too, Jake races to the rescue. With the help of his trusty pet Gryphon, he tracks the kidnapper to his lair—only to come face-to-face with an angry Norse giant!

From the whimsical oddities of the Invention Convention to wondrous worlds of Norse mythology, join Jake and his friends on a giant-sized adventure full of hair-raising dangers and big laughs!

"A wonderful novel in the same vein as Harry Potter, full of nonstop action, magical creatures, and the reality that was Queen Victoria's England." ~The Reading Café

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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781946923271
Publisher: E.G. Foley
Publication date: 03/30/2013
Series: The Gryphon Chronicles , #2
Pages: 362
Sales rank: 578,846
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.81(d)
Age Range: 9 - 12 Years

About the Author

E.G. FOLEY is the pen name for a husband-and-wife writing team who live in Pennsylvania. They've been finishing each other’s sentences since they were teens, so it was only a matter of time till they were writing together, too.

Like his kid readers, “E” (Eric) can't sit still for too long! A bit of a renaissance man, he’s picked up hobbies from kenpo to carpentry to classical guitar over the years, and holds multiple degrees in math, science, and education. He treated patients as a chiropractor for nearly a decade, then switched careers to venture into the wild-and-woolly world of teaching middle school, where he was often voted favorite teacher. His students helped inspire him to start dreaming up great stories for kids, until he recently switched gears again and left teaching to become a full-time writer and author entrepreneur.

By contrast, “G” (Gael, aka Gaelen Foley) has had one dream all her life and has pursued it with maniacal intensity since the age of seventeen: writing fiction! After earning her Lit degree at SUNY Fredonia, she waited tables at night for nearly six years as a “starving artist” to keep her days free for honing her craft, until she finally got The Call in 1997. Today, with millions of her twenty-plus romances from Ballantine and HarperCollins sold in many languages worldwide, she’s been hitting bestseller lists regularly since 2001. Although she loves all her readers, young and old, she admits there’s just something magical about writing for children.

You can find the Foleys on Facebook/EGFoleyAuthor or visit their website at www.EGFoley.com. They are hard at work on their next book.

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Jake & The Giant (The Gryphon Chronicles, Book 2) 4.6 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 11 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I love this book its the second out of 2 books my fav. Im only 6% through but its awesome ive been waiting for this book for two months. I hope you like the book!!!!!!!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I have been waiting forever for this book to come out and it is finnally here
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Omg im 11 i love this story ive read the whole series 5 times
smg5775 More than 1 year ago
This is book 2 of The Gryphon Chronicles. The gang is headed to Norway where Archie is attending the Invention Convention where he will unveil his flying machine and meet his scientific heroes. Jake and Archie get more than they bargained for when they meet Snorri the Giant. He accidentally opened a hole in the sky between humans and giants. The boys have adventures with giants and the residents of Valhalla. I enjoyed this book. I loved how the Norse gods, Viking legends and myths, as well as Norwegian myths and stories are woven into the story line. I liked watching Jake and Archie see the legends, stories, and myths come alive as they help Snorri return home and win his love. I also liked how the boys had conflicts and got angry with each other but resolved their issues as they worked together to help Snorri and get out of Valhalla alive. I look forward to more of the series.
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MyBookAddictionandMore More than 1 year ago
THE GRYPHON CHRONICLES: JAKE AND THE GIANT by E. G. Foley is a delightful Fantasy/Fiction/Adventure for Young Readers ages, 10 and Up. Set again in the Victorian Era. #2 in "The Gryphon Chronicles" but can be read as a stand alone. Although, I would recommend reading book 1, "The Lost Heir". The adventure continues in "Jake and The Giant". Jake Everton, now Lord Griffon, has finally be re-united with his parents, and is coming to grips with his magical powers. When Jake's cousin Archie, goes missing, along with other scientists, Jake races to the rescue. He comes face-to-face with a Norse giant. Filled with Norse mythology, magical creatures, a flying machine, legends, and of course a bit of danger and lots of adventure. Harry Potter has nothing on Jake and his friends. A wonderful Historical fantasy for young and old readers alike. Another hit for this amazing author. Well done. What an engaging story from beginning to end with a feel of Steampunk, historical,Fantasy and Adventure all mixed into one grand adventure. BIG TROUBLE comes to Jake and his friends in "Jake and the Giant". Another must read! Received for an honest review from the author. RATING: 4 HEAT RATING: NONE REVIEWED BY: AprilR, Courtesy of My Book Addiction and More
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I like haow its long so i dont finish it so fast
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Great for people of all ages.
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