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REVIEW: THE GRYPHON CHRONICLES: JAKE AND THE GIANT by E. G. Foley

 

 

 

THE GRYPHON CHRONICLES: JAKE AND THE GIANT

E. G. FOLEY

http://www.EGFoley.com

Genre: Fantasy/Fiction/ Adventure

Ages 10 & up

Series: The Gryphon Chronicles #2

Source: Received for an honest review from the author.

  • Series: The Gryphon Chronicles
  • Paperback: 362 pages
  • Publisher: CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform (March 27, 2013)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1482760010
  • ISBN-13: 978-1482760019

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November 29, 2013 NY Times and USA Today bestselling author E.G. Foley presents The Gryphon Chronicles, a new series of historical fantasy adventure novels that’s as much fun for grownups as it is for kids!

Big Trouble…

Reunited with his aristocratic magical relatives, and finally getting used to his own supernatural powers, orphaned ex-pickpocket Jake Everton, the young Lord Griffon, travels on his first-ever holiday to beautiful Norway. There, at an amazing (steampunk!) Invention Convention, his cousin Archie, the boy genius, plans to unveil his marvelous new flying machine to the scientific world.

But legends of the Viking Age die hard in Scandinavia. Danger strikes as famous Victorian scientists start mysteriously disappearing. When Archie vanishes, too, Jake races to the rescue. With the help of his trusty pet Gryphon, he tracks the kidnapper to his lair—only to come face-to-face with an angry Norse giant!

From the whimsical steampunk oddities of the Invention Convention to wondrous worlds of Norse mythology, join Jake and his friends on a giant-sized adventure full of hair-raising dangers and big laughs!

MY THOUGHTS:

THE GRYPHON CHRONICLES: JAKE AND THE GIANT by E. G. Foley is a delightful Fantasy/Fiction/Adventure for Young Readers ages, 10 and Up. Set again in the Victorian Era. #2 in “The Gryphon Chronicles” but can be read as a stand alone. Although, I would recommend reading book 1, “The Lost Heir”. The adventure continues in “Jake and The Giant”. Jake Everton, now Lord Griffon, has finally be re-united with his parents, and is coming to grips with his magical powers. When Jake’s cousin Archie, goes missing, along with other scientists, Jake races to the rescue. He comes face-to-face with a Norse giant. Filled with Norse mythology, magical creatures, a flying machine, legends, and of course a bit of danger and lots of adventure. Harry Potter has nothing on Jake and his friends. A wonderful Historical fantasy for young and old readers alike. Another hit for this amazing author. Well done. What an engaging story from beginning to end with a feel of Steampunk, historical,Fantasy and Adventure all mixed into one grand adventure. BIG TROUBLE comes to Jake and his friends in “Jake and the Giant”. Another must read! Received for an honest review from the author.

RATING: 4

HEAT RATING: NONE

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

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REVIEW~ HEATSEEKER by Lucy Monroe

Heat SeekerHEATSEEKER

LUCY MONROE

http://www.lucymonroe.com

http://www.kensingtonbooks.com

Genre: Contemporary Romance

Series: Goddard Project #6

Source: Received for an honest review from the publisher.

  • Paperback: 352 pages
  • Publisher: Kensington (January 29, 2013)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0758242034
  • ISBN-13: 978-0758242037

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Always ready, always deadly. That’s the motto of the Atrati—a mercenary organization of black operatives who specialize in doing what no one else can.A former sergeant in the Marine special forces, Kaden Marks dreams of one day having a family. But he’s haunted by the deeds of his past and won’t let anyone get close. Then a new mission comes his way. A fellow operative has had her cover blown—and it’s up to Kaden’s team to bring her out safely. What he doesn’t realize is that the beautiful but stubborn Rachel Gannon has no intention of letting herself be rescued…

Rachel will come out only when she can promise adequate protection for her unwitting informant. As a former DEA agent, Rachel still blames herself for her sister’s death—and is unwilling to let someone else get hurt because of her. But she hadn’t counted on falling for Kaden Marks, and falling hard. Now she must convince him to help her bring down the enemy’s entire organization—without risking the life of the man she’s come to love…

MY THOUGHTS:

HEATSEEKER by Lucy Monroe is an interesting Contemporary Romance. #6 in the “Goddard Project”. This was my first in this series, and I did not find it hard to keep up with or follow.  “Always ready,always deadly” is the Atrati motto. They are a mercenary Black Operatives group who specializes in doing things others can not…

“Heatseeker” is Rachel Gannon,a former DEA agent and Kadin Marks,a former Marine Sergeant’s story. It is a rather fast paced story with plenty of action, suspense, and passion. Rachel blames herself for the death of her sister,and she does not want to be rescued,she wants to bring down an organization she also blames for her sister’s death. But at what cost? Her cover has been blown. Kadin’s mission is to get Rachel out alive,but what he doesn’t know or was not informed is that Rachel doesn’t want out..not yet.

Can love help to mend both Kadin and Rachel? Both have deep wounds and dark pasts. An interesting read! Received for an honest review from the publisher.

RATING: 4

HEAT RATING: MILD

REVIEWED BY: AprilR, Review courtesy of My Book Addiction and More

 

 

 

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