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Balkind and friends, by Damian Harrison
The Griffin's Girl is a short story set on Ella-Earth, and introduces Chione. High on Cherub's Cliffs, Mother Andorra and her maidens supply food, warmth and shelter, while griffins teach their youngsters, known as griffinettes, the wisdom of griffins. Once a year the Griffin Master visits. He will select only the most promising griffins to form an alliance with his recruits.
Chione knows the Girl dreams of being a griffin rider. Recruits to this exclusive troop are selected only from noblemen's sons. While rare, it has been known for a talented young griffin lad of common stock to be chosen, but how can a girl ever become a griffin rider?
Then tragedy strikes, and the young griffin and her girl must summon all their courage to outwit the men who seek control of Ella-Earth's griffins.
You can be the first to read "The Griffin's Girl" - sound good? Go to Charlie Plunkett's site, download this picture of Balkind, Frankie and the Rider and bring it to life with colour. Full details and a free copy of this beautiful sketch by the talented artist Damian Harrison can be found at Charlie's site - so zoom on over!
Wren Prenderson; "A Ripple in Time" best hero.
"The Griffin Cryer" best Urban Fantasy. Thank you to the hard working judges and everyone who voted at the eFestival of Words, organised by Julie Dawson, of Bards & Sages.
A Raucous Time, A Ripple in Time, and The Griffin Cryer. Thank you to Julie and her hard working panel of judges and reviewers.
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