Julia Hughes - writing thrilling adventures - time after time after time.
The story behind "The Griffin Cryer" is a simple one: I wanted to explore my conviction that each and every one of us have a special talent, all we need is a little more belief in ourselves to perform wonders. Although very few of us will discover an ability to summons a griffin, complete with its rider! However, as the story progressed, an unexpected theme emerged: Freedom. Frankie Shaunessy's twin brother Michael is in a coma, consequently she has built an emotional wall around herself. The griffin's rider is captured and held in a physical prison, while Michael is trapped inside his own body. Ultimately, Frankie and the griffin rider will become each others' salvation; and this becomes fairly obvious to readers early on in the story. However, as one reviewer noted: "Frankie is a fun character who grows exponentially within the scope of the story-line. There are certain elements (from which) that the reader can anticipate the end result ... but the journey is the point and Hughes gives us a compelling progression."
Other reviewers have remarked on the sweetness and believability of the griffin, Balkind. I have to agree with them, Balkind is the sweetest griffin in this world or any other, and I sincerely hope you'll take time to make his acquaintance soon. The Griffin Cryer will be free to download as an ebook from 26 - 30th March - please drop by the Facebook page event and be sure to invite all your friends!
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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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