Lara Lee

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Lara Lee is the author of the young adult fantasy fiction novels Gryphendale, The Shadow of the Gryphon, and The Gryphon's Handmaiden. She has also had two short stories published, "The Worst Hero Ever" and "Trust Old Juniper." Sometimes, she is also a graphic designer, wife, and mother. After growing up in Florida with her head stuck in various books, she ran away to Oral Roberts University to obtain a Bachelor of Science degree in Graphic Design and a husband. Then, she worked professionally with the children's curriculum publisher, Mentoring Minds in Texas before following her husband on a crazy adventure in Scotland. She has lived in three states and four countries and has visited even more destinations with an insatiable curiosity that ...more

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I will probably write a review of this whole trilogy together when I finish the next book, but I really enjoyed this one. The first book was dark, heavy, and almost depressing. Even though this dealt with some internal conflicts that could be dark, I ...more
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The Winter of the Witch is the conclusion of this trilogy. I was honestly very nervous going into reading it because so many trilogies and series fail to deliver on all their promises in their concluding book. I put a lot of weight on how a book and ...more
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The Girl in the Tower continues the story from The Bear and the Nightengale. Vasya must leave her village now that everyone thinks she is a witch, and she ends up in Moscow. She encounters the villous priest and a sorcerer who threats both her family ...more
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I had bought the book over a year ago thinking it would be a stand-alone novel, and, in some ways, a person can read it that way. This novel is an expanded version of the common Russian fairy tale about two girls being left outside, in turn, in the m ...more
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The Finding by R.E. Joyce is a young adult epic fantasy novel very much in the fashion of Tolkien. The story starts with Ariah, an adopt speaking horse who transforms into the unicorn she had always been but had not come to age yet. She then set off ...more
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“How many times has the question been raised 'why do bad things happen to good people?' Why was nature created to be an indiscriminate source of good and evil in the world? The question is as old as time and yet is new for each person who asks it. Everyone thinks they are the first to go through events that raised the question in their hearts. In many ways, they are both right and wrong.”
Lara Lee, Gryphendale

“Thanks for the help,” said Nathaniel with a sigh.

Timothy shook his head. “I didn't do anything, That was all you.”

Arthur turned around and threw his dagger into a Kalathite soldier coming through the chamber doors.

“Great reunion. Talk about it later,” said Arthur as he went to get his dagger out of the soldier's face.”
Lara Lee, The Shadow of the Gryphon

“Can I do this?" he thought.
"No, but I can," came a voice only Timothy could hear.
Timothy looked up.
The battle was done.”
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