"Thrilling fantasy mystery!"
Gryphon O'Connor has never been accepted. Being the only
one of his kind, even among all the different creatures in
the Order, has not been easy for Gryphon. All he's ever
wanted was to be accepted as he is. When his Druid parents
performed a spell before his birth, it went wrong somehow
and Gryphon was the result. The Sorceress agreed to help
Gryphon, on the condition he does whatever she wants him
to. And so now he's bound to do her bidding, which has
usually been acting as the Order's enforcer. So not only
Gryphon not accepted, he's also feared. Now the Sorceress
has a new mission for Gryphon; he must go to New York and
recover three rune stones which were stolen from a burial
mound. These are the Rune Stones of the Tuatha de Denann
and give whoever knows the spell the ability to shift into
the creature of their soul, if they are touching them
saying the proper words. On this mission, Gryphon's
accompany him to New York, where the stones have been
Heather Green works in a museum with Celtic artifacts.
is Heather's ideal job as she loves all things Celtic. The
professor has just come back from an artifact gathering
trip and Heather is busy cataloging all the items. There
are few discrepancies in the paperwork, but Heather
think anything of it. Well Heather has a habit of working
late and the guard, who is also her friend, always walks
her out to car. When Heather returns to the museum in the
morning, she finds the guard has been brutally murdered.
That night, Heather has a visitor in the middle of the
night. A man—the epitome of a Celtic warrior, right down
the warrior braids—somehow has managed to get inside her
locked apartment. This man keeps asking Heather about some
rune stones the professor brought back and Heather has no
idea what he's talking about.
When a woman is found brutally murdered in the vicinity of
the museum much the same way as the guard was, Gryphon
find out who has the stones. Even though he knows the
Sorceress will not approve of an outsider being involved,
Gryphon finds himself unable to stay away from Heather.
Exactly who does have Rune Stones of the Tuatha de Denann?
What sort of creature has this person become? Will the
person eventually go after Heather? Will Gryphon be able
reclaim the stones for the Sorceress? What will the
Sorceress do when she finds out about Heather's
GRYPHON'S QUEST is a fantastic story of magical creatures.
Candace Sams has written a thrilling story of magical
beings. In this life and death love story, we have two
tortured souls coming together. Heather has always lost
everyone she's loved, from her parents to the guard.
Gryphon has always been shunned and has lived a very
life. From the first meeting between these two, sparks
This is a heartwarming story of love and acceptance and
that will stay with me for a very long time. This is
definitely one you don't want to miss. I can't wait for
next one in this series!
Reviewed by Chere Gruver
Posted November 11, 2006