The Silver Gryphon (Valdemar: Mage Wars #3)
“In a calm, clear voice, she suggested that the wyrsa in question could do several highly improbable, athletically difficult and possibly biologically impractical things involving its own ...more
A dozen years of peace have passed in the city of White Gryphon-but the inhabitants of this hard-won haven have not forgotten their struggles, and have trained an elite guard force, the Silve Gryphons, to protect their city. Skandranon, the Black Gryphon, and Amberdrake the healer, have settled into quiet, comfortable lives. But things are not so tranquil for Silverblade, Drake's daugther, and Tadrith, Skan's son. Anxious to prove themselves, and despite their parents' very real concerns, they h...more
I think they're not as interesting as their fathers, Skandranon and Amberdrake, nor is the plot as engaging as the first two books; there are dull spots, I think because for much of it Tadrith and Silverblade are stranded by themselves, with lit ...more
While some other reviewers disliked the main characters hiding and running from some unseen enemy for a large portion in the middle of the story, I thought it added suspense and excitement. I enjoyed not knowing what was out there in the darkness and it felt more real for the main characters that way.
I think switching the perspective to the parents, specifically the fathers, at about 70% through the story, was a wise m ...more
Silver and Tad are pretty awesome, they and the parents all grow quite a bit, the danger is pretty unique, but the ending.... seemed like it was one of those 'out of space, cut it now!' things, which is disappointing to some degree. Still, the characters were neat and had the feel of many adventures to come for the families involved, but far as I know, this is the last book where we see ...more
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