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Flight of the Godkin Griffin (The Godkindred Saga #1)

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On the eve of her retirement from the army, Mistress Commander Angharad Godkin finds herself re-activated and directed to replace the governor of the newly conquered territory of Shraeven. With its multitude of diverse societies and religions, the province will not be easy to tame; but Angharad has thirty-four years of experience and is determined to succeed—even with the ...more
Paperback, 275 pages
Published June 2012 by Sofawolf Press, Inc
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Altivo Overo
May 25, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
As I have come to expect from Maggie Hogarth, this is a story of powerful characters in an almost alien setting that, nonetheless, echoes real situations in our real world. Well worth reading, but be aware that it's a cliff hanger. Like myself, you will be bound to commit to the sequel, The Godson's Triumph. (And that promises to be yet another total turnaround of everything we think we learned in this book.)
Malcolm F. Cross
Oct 14, 2016 rated it really liked it
Shelves: furry
The first half of a two-parter, this is another book with an identity crisis, and, again, in a good way. Angharad’s a multi-species hybrid, the titular griffin, the product of an attempt to crossbreed and intermix in the search of bringing about a holy creature on earth, a living god of sorts, perfect in its interbreeding. These are the Godkin. Then there are those who breed ‘true’, ever-closer to a single species, breeding away their sapience and falling into savagery. Or so Angharad’s been led ...more
Faith
Dec 17, 2014 rated it really liked it
Oh, wow. Another excellent work from someone who is quickly becoming one of my favorite authors, period.

I was hooked from the very first page, and my delight only grew with each chapter. The dialogue is engaging and at times outright funny. The book is well-plotted (with one caveat which I will explain in a moment). The prose is wonderfully lyrical in places - I've come to expect that from Hogarth.

Then, too, there is the thematic content. Hogarth skillfully weaves in questions of relationships
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Sigrid Ellis
Mar 26, 2015 rated it liked it
Shelves: fiction-fantasy
If you are pining for a Mercedes-Lackey-style plot, with kingdoms and armies and interfering gods and politics and relationships, except you want all of that with anthropomorphic animals, this is absolutely the book for you.
Elizabeth
What happens when an author who enthralled and seduced me with a tale of two college blokes doing nothing in particular; tries her hand at a classic high fantasy?

AWESOMENESS. That's what.

The characters in Godkin Griffin are so fleshed out and alive, the writing so evocative I can taste the air (and the Wind) of Shraeven when I'm reading it.

The other reviews whinge about how the story kind of cuts off, but in my opinion, it doesn't do that at all. It's no more "left hanging" than, say, Tad Willi
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Rita C
Apr 13, 2018 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Very complicated and very interesting world and characters.
Alice
Oct 02, 2015 rated it really liked it
Shelves: furry, kindle
Hogarth has created a really interesting fantasy world: one whose many species of inhabitant strive to achieve godhead by cross-breeding to achieve harmonioius combinations. The more bloodlines, the greater nobility, while breeding true creates throwbacks and, eventually, mindless animal-people.

Within this fascinating setting, a fascinating character. Mistress Commander Angharad Godkin has been tasked with leading troops into one of the wilder provinces of the world. It is nominally conquered bu
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Daughter of two Cuban political exiles, M.C.A. Hogarth was born a foreigner in the American melting pot and has had a fascination for the gaps in cultures and the bridges that span them ever since. She has been many things—-web database architect, product manager, technical writer and massage therapist—-but is currently a full-time parent, artist, writer and anthropologist to aliens, both human an ...more
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