Vision of the Griffin's Heart (Andy Smithson Book Five)

Vision of the Griffin's Heart (Andy Smithson Book Five)

by L. R. W. Lee

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Overview

"This is a marvelous book in a great series!" - Erik W. This Kid Reviews Books Blog (Erik is 14)

The evil Abbadon, king of Oomladee's northern neighbor Hadession, steps up his attacks on Andy and Mom at home in Lakehills, TX over the next year, unnerving Andy as he overhears speculation that Methuselah may no longer be able to defeat this nemesis. But why?

Over a year later, Andy arrives back in Oomaldee to tensions running high as more and more citizens are turned into zolt. But there's more going on than meets the eye, for the effectiveness of Abaddon's strikes reveal he's getting inside information. Could there a spy in their midst?

Despite the chaos, Andy receives a clue for the fifth ingredient needed for the curse-breaking potion, the claw of a griffin. There's one not-so-small problem however--griffins guard the land of Carta's gold and silver mines and don't take kindly to humans. While away in Carta, fears over an imminent attack materialize and Abaddon with his new mage, Fides, enact a campaign of terror no one could have imagined!

Product Details

BN ID: 2940157797591
Publisher: Woodgate Publishing
Publication date: 01/12/2016
Series: Andy Smithson Epic Fantasy , #5
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 204
Sales rank: 1,110,392
File size: 331 KB

About the Author

L. R. W. Lee writes to teach her readers principles that can transform their lives – overcoming frustration, impatience, fear and more. She also shows why responsibility, diligence and dignity are the keys to true success in life. She hopes, one day, to become a top, bestselling author of teen books so she can share these life changing principles more widely. L. R. W. Lee lives in scenic Austin, TX with her husband. Her daughter just started work for Microsoft as a Computer Engineer and her son serves in the Air Force.

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Vision of the Griffin's Heart (Andy Smithson Book Five) 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 5 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Great books a must read for adults and children
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
By princess Yara. Then princess Yara died!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I got the first book at six pm and couldn't put it down after. I read it till two am it is a great sires .
This_Kid_Reviews_Books More than 1 year ago
Synopsis- Andy Smithson is back – back in Oomaldee, the land where he is the sole heir, and the land he is trying to save from a terrible curse. He is almost done finding the ingredients. The evil king Abaddon who is invading the land has found a way to take over the minds of the people who he has turned into the bodies of his minions (bird-like people) so that they do his bidding. With rumors of an attack on Oomaldee’s capital, and an ingredient to find in a nearby country, Andy sure has his hands full! What I Thought- This is a marvelous book in a great series. Andy Smithson is not your average fourteen-year-old boy! He is sucked out of our world and tossed into another; the world of Oomaldee. To top it off his mom is their long lost queen. Andy was charged with the task of helping to lift a 500-year-old curse on Oomaldee. Ms. Lee has a way of writing a totally believable, on the edge of your seat adventure that nails the content for her intended audience. Lee’s writing combines wit with a sense of suspense to keep readers on their toes. The fifth book in this series gets a little dark, with characters dying and some mild violence but nothing graphic or gory. It would be appropriate for any audience above nine or ten years old. I really like how the book has Andy coming to terms with the effects of lifting the curse, such as the king will die (he was the reason the curse started, and has lived 500+ years). I especially like that Andy really matures as a person in this book. *NOTE* I got a free copy of this book in exchange for an honest review
HomeSchoolBookReview More than 1 year ago
What does the Cowardly Lion from The Wizard of Oz have to do with Andy Smithson? Andy, who turns fourteen during the course of this book, lives in Lakehills, TX, with his dad, mom, and sister Madison. He is also the heir to the kingdom of Oomaldee which was put under a curse when the present King Hercalon V, who is now over 500 years old, stabbed his own sister Imogenia so that he could take the throne. One of Andy’s jobs is to collect the ingredients for a potion to break the curse. However, there is another problem. The evil Abbadon, king of Oomaldee’s northern neighbor Hadession, is trying to conquer the entire region. Abbadon steps up his attacks on Andy and his mom at home over the period of a year. Then, when Andy arrives back in Oomaldee, he learns that his special sword Methuselah may no longer be able to defeat his nemesis. Still, Andy receives a clue for the fifth ingredient needed for the curse-breaking potion, the black claw of a griffin. One not-so-small problem is that griffins guard the land of Carta’s gold and silver mines and don’t take kindly to humans. He also finds out that restoring the various kingdoms’ centers of power might help stop Abaddon. While Andy and his friends are away in Carta, Abaddon captures the castle in Oomaldee, and the effectiveness of the strikes which defeat the military’s planned counter measures shows evidence that the enemy is getting inside information. Could there a spy in their midst? What can Andy do about the situation? And will he find the ingredient? There are a few childish slang terms but no bad language. It is said once that “Andy silently cursed” the sky, but no actual curse words are used, and Andy’s “inneru” (conscience) says, “Watch your mouth.” As the age of Andy increases, so does the age of his intended readers. Some parents may feel that a few of the descriptions, such as the ride on the griffins, the air battle with the zolt, and the fighting at Castle Avalon, could be a little intense for younger readers. Also, a bit of innocent, typical, adolescent boy-girl activity, such as kissing, begins to occur. However, none of this involves anything that is inappropriate or objectionable. One of the admirable qualities that I like about the entire series is seeing Andy’s growth from a self-absorbed kid to a more thoughtful teen as he learns how to deal with the various crises which face him and prepares himself eventually to become king, all the while knowing that the future may hold some very unpleasant consequences. The watchword for Vision of the Griffin’s Heart is “courage.” One final warning—it ends very much up in the air so as to keep the reader’s interest at attention for the next installment.