The Lost Heir (the Gryphon Chronicles, Book 1)




Genre: Fantasy/Fiction/Adventure

Ages: 10 & up

Series: The Gryphon Chronicles #1

Source: Received for an honest review from the author.

  • Series: Gryphon Chronicles
  • Paperback: 312 pages
  • Publisher: CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform (July 22, 2012)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1477624384
  • ISBN-13: 978-1477624388


NY Times & USA Today bestselling author E.G. Foley launches The Gryphon Chronicles, a new series of historical fantasy adventures (with a hint of steampunk!) that’s as much fun for grownups as it is for kids. Strange new talents… Jake is a scrappy orphaned pickpocket living by his wits on the streets of Victorian London. Lately he’s started seeing ghosts, and discovers he can move solid objects with his mind! He has no idea why. Next thing he knows, a Sinister Gentleman and his minions come hunting him. On the run for his life, Jake is plunged headlong into a mysterious world full of magic and deadly peril. A world that holds the secret to who he really is: the long-lost heir of an aristocratic family — with magical powers! But with treacherous enemies closing in, it will take all of his wily street instincts and the help of his friends — both human and magical — to solve the mystery of what happened to his parents and defeat the foes who never wanted the Lost Heir of Griffon to be found… Learn more at



THE GRYPHON CHRONICES: THE LOST HEIR by E. G. Foley is an intriguing Fantasy/Fiction/Adventure set in Victorian  London. # 1 in “The Gryphon Chronicles”. What a beginning. A mixture of fantasy, almost like a steampunk and historical. Jake is a orphaned pickpocket on the streets of Victorian London, living by his wits. Jake has strange things happening to him, he can move objects, see ghosts, he is being hunted and is in deadly peril. What he doesn’t know could just get him killed. He holds the secret of the long-lost heir of Griffon, a family with magical powers. Filled with adventure, mystery, magic, treachery and Jake must solve the mystery of what really happened to his beloved parents. But can he defeat his most deadly foe of all? With the help of his friends, Jake may just survive and live to find the answers.  A fast paced, adventure filled story from beginning to end. An reader who enjoys fantasy, and mystery, young or old is sure to enjoy “The Lost Heir”. I enjoyed this story. Well done, indeed! Well written with vivid descriptions, and engaging characters and what a sinister storyline. I can hardly wait to see what grand adventure Jake and his friends will find next. Move over Harry Potter, Jake is here! Received for an honest review from the author.



REVIEWED BY: AprilR, Courtesy of My Book Addiction and More