Julia Hughes - writing thrilling adventures - time after time after time.
Like dogs and horses, griffins are warm blooded and have a natural desire to please. Their playful personalities and intelligence make them ideal companions – but like a working border collie dog, they can sometimes be too clever for their own good. They're also strong willed, so anyone planning to become a griffin rider can expect years of training: You need to be physically fit, determined and dedicated. It helps if you're of noble birth; but every now and then a hardworking griffin lad who shows promise may catch the Griffin Master's eye.
Even rarer, once in a lifetime, a Griffin Cryer with the power to summons griffins across parallel worlds is born.
FANTASY ADVENTURE JUST GOT REAL!
In The Griffin's Boy a lowly orphan sets out to tame the mischievous Balkind and along the way, becomes a local hero, defeats demons, then discovers true courage can only be found when you're faced with your deepest fear.
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The adventure doesn't end there! Fallen in love with Balkind and his rider?
Time to check out The Griffin Cryer:
Synopsis: It's an easy mistake to make - instead of whistling and calling for her dog, fifteen year old Frankie accidentally summons a griffin and his rider from an alternate universe. The Rider is tall, blond and extremely rude. On the other hand, Balkind is the sweetest, most lovable griffin Frankie's ever met, and she's determined to help them find a way back to their own world.
In doing so, she becomes aware that her newly discovered talent could be used to transform her own family's tragic circumstances: Following a freak accident, Frankie's brother has been comatose for over two years, hovering between life and death. With the mysterious Rider's help, Frankie summons the courage to venture from her self imposed emotional prison and attempts to bring her brother home.
Dealing with parallel universes, disgruntled warriors, and hungry griffins is the easier part of Frankie's life. At school, Frankie learns friends can become enemies, teachers aren't always right, and the boy of your dreams can be all too human.
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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