He who would learn to fly one day must first learn to stand and walk and run and climb and dance; one cannot fly into flying. -Friedrich Nietzsche
|The Griffin Cryer|
one night, as fifteen-year old Francesca Shaunessy frantically calls her dog Ballykinny to come to her side, a griffin named Balkind responds instead. Frankie gets to meet the griffin's Rider too. what happens next alters Frankie's world in more ways than one.
author Julia Hughes' fantasy novel is a perfect escape for young and adult readers who want to while the time away with an entertaining and wholesome book.
it centers around Frankie, her family, her school and friends. her mundane existence shifts dramatically when she befriends a mythical creature and its rider from a parallel world.
more than a fantasy novel, this book also deals with growing up pains, confronting fears and making a stand. Frankie, the ordinary teenager becomes extraordinary as the story progresses.
there are events in her life which readers can relate to and this is great because there is something in here for everyone - young and old.
this book will make you feel good, choke you up in some places and get your adrenaline going as well. overall, this is an excellent start to an exciting and fun series and i look forward to reading its "stable mate" - The Griffin's Boy.
*The Griffin Cryer is available at Amazon (paperback , Kindle ). for more information about Julia Hughes and her work, please visit her website at http://www.juliahughes.co.uk/
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