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My Guardian Gryphon

(Sanctuary, Texas #6)

4.34  ·  Rating details ·  273 ratings  ·  69 reviews
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A beauty and her beast...

Gretchen has been falling for the Gryphon of Sanctuary a little more each hour she spends in the Castle library. He reads to her, he tells her stories of the real history he lived, and surely he notices her growing affection. Only he hasn't. Or won't. But every moment she doesn't confess h
Kindle Edition, 300 pages
Published October 25th 2016 by KS Publishing
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Carol [Goodreads Addict]
Oct 25, 2016 rated it it was amazing
My Guardian Gryphon is book five in the Sanctuary, Texas series by Krystal Shannan.

my guardian gryphon:

This is one of those books that creeps up on you and then grabs you when you least expect it and does not let you go until that very last moment. Let this be a warning, do not consume large quantities of caffeine while reading this book. The book itself will be plenty to keep your adrenaline going full force!

Gretchen is one of the Sisters of the House of Lamidae, women who are humans except that they have the gif
Jul 26, 2020 marked it as to-read  ·  review of another edition
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Dec 25, 2016 rated it really liked it
Shelves: pnr
I really enjoyed the development of this story/this series. It was exciting, more involved. The romance and the plot not disappointment or weakness. But it was cut too short or just the next book is not available because still too many mystery to come.
HEA yes but it wasn't. And in a way it was since everything would be okay with time. Loss and sadness deem to happen but soon freedom would be there. It was just a message of hope. So for me not a real HEA and with so many more to come.
Tracy Brant
Jan 02, 2018 rated it liked it
I loved this story until the end

Damn it. I'm writing this review as a bit if a warning to the people who have read this whole series so far. TWO of the most Major characters die in this book and there is a pretty gnarly rape scene/memory. This book was so fricken heart breaking, just one horrible thing after another. Usually there is a *happy ending* at least but this ended was so cold and so sudden. I'm sorta heart broken.
Hmmm I just really hated Rose with a passion. good book & all but I hated her.
Dec 20, 2017 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Another great add to the series. Alek and Gretchen are star-crossed lovers in a way. Their story isn't flowers and smiles. It's tragic and heartbreaking at times. This is a epic love story on all levels and if you loved the others this one will soon become your favorite. Great mix of supernatural and epic love that fight to be together. Can't wait for the next. I voluntarily reviewed an 'Advance Author’s Copy' of this book. ...more
Kathleen R.
Mar 23, 2017 rated it really liked it
Title: My Guardian Gryphon
Author: Krystal Shannan

4 unexpected stars

I've been following Krystal Shannan for quite some time now and absolutely love how she takes paranormal romance and gives it her own brand and twists that continuously keep you captivated until you just want more. My Guardian Gryphon is the fifth novel in the Sanctuary, Texas series and has a Beauty and the Beast flair that made me fall in love with the story like there's no tomorrow. Alek is in charge of protecting th
Oct 21, 2016 rated it it was amazing
I will not attempt to summarize all the background story, as it is rather complex, but Krystal Shannan does a terrific job at recapping everything that has happened so far, so that a newcomer to the series will be able to enjoy it as much as a long-time fan.

Gretchen is a Sister of the House of Lamidae, led by Rose. Gretchen is a Seer, and she has never left the castle where the Sisters reside. They are human but their collective powers as seers will allow them to strengthen their visions, thus
Elizabeth Carr
May 10, 2019 rated it really liked it
If you're reading this review then you're being warned, good characters die in this book. What I liked most about this book was that I didn't expect anyone to die and it caught me off guard for them to die, it was unexpected, and unpredicted which is what was so good.
I also really liked how we got to see a hint of the Phoenix's struggle with being in love with Manda. When he did not kill her previously I was sure they'd be coupled later although when the Blackmoor son arrived I expected him and
Samantha Ramsey
Mar 03, 2017 rated it it was amazing
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Mar 01, 2017 rated it really liked it
This book was bittersweet and took me a bit of time to get into but once I did, I thoroughly enjoyed it. Gretchen and Alek are fantastic together -- sometimes those who should not be together are better once they finally get there. The action is consistently paced and the characters are well developed. There is a sad moment that shocked me but I kept on going and pushed through. If you enjoy Krystal's books or just love paranormal romance, this book should be on your TBR. I voluntarily read an a ...more
D Thomas
Nov 05, 2016 rated it it was amazing
My Guardian Gryphon (Sanctuary, Texas Book 5)
by Krystal Shannan

To say that this was an emotional read for me...... well.......

Anyway, I am only going to say that this was a fantastic story.

I won't say anything more because I know I would give something away and I don't want to do that.

I do recommend reading this series in order. These books are so tightly woven together that you would miss something if you don't.
Feb 11, 2018 rated it liked it
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Michelle Graves
Oct 12, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
That fucking asshole in a very hard beat down and die 4 everything he's pulled and caused from other's sufferings!! I wish there was a way 2 bring certain people back from the dead asap!! It will take a very long x 2 heal from everything that happened 2 her but he will help heal everything. Even though he doesn't understand his life he finally figured out how to love and loved back like his parents did. ...more
Rebecca Stigers
Jun 16, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Oh my....Gryphon in love...

By now I feel like I know everyone in Sanctuary...and love them all. Ms. Shannan has a way with her writing and her characters that just leave me feeling like I know and feel what these characters are feeling. Alek and Gretchen were special to each other...what an AWESOME story that you never want to end!
Donetta Wheeler
Aug 10, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Wow.. So many unanswered questions. Can't wait to get into the next story. I hope to read more about Gretchen and Alek. Theirs has been my favorite so far. All the stories have been exciting, sad and hopeful so far but now with Rose's life hanging by a thread and the future of all those in sanctuary at risk the stories become more real and threatening for all.
sandy forguson
Apr 10, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Alex and gretchen

What an amazing story of love regret loss and families stand I'll bc together would so liked to have known that Alex and Gretchen were going to have a child hated to see Eli get destroyed and ::) hoping for the best f2f or rose and her husband in book seven where everything will c o me together would highly recommend
Oct 18, 2016 rated it it was amazing
My Guardian Gryphon by Krystal Shannon is book 5 of the Sanctuary, Texas series.

I'm so glad to see Sanctuary's resident Gryphon Alek get his own story and Gretchen is a perfect, strong, but isolated Sister of Lamidae that is more then his match. But their relationship is not easy and fraught with troubles and virtually forbidden. We also get a good look into the life of a Sister and what their obligation actually entails.

Not to mention, the whole town is on high alert as Xerxes forces are gettin
Melvena Asa
May 13, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Absolutely Amazing

Emotional Rollercoaster ride from the beginning to the very end.Absolutely Amazing Action. Full of twists and turns that will keep you on the edge of your seat until the very end of this story.
Vickey Mcgee
Nov 06, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Very Good

This was very well written with some very memorable characters. A good storyline that has a bit of everything in it. A bit different but very enjoyable.
Mar 07, 2018 rated it did not like it
Did not finish this. The plot is too obvious, but that's romance for you. What killed it was the writing plods, it's clunky and lacks pace or liveliness. Need I say more? ...more
Sep 05, 2019 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
This story was heartbreaking and so good.
Jane Elizabeth
Jun 23, 2020 rated it it was amazing
KU edition reader

So much loss, so much death... Will Xerxes finally win his evil war against the world and everyone in it?
Serenity  Wynter

Darker than the others in the series. Love was slow to come around this time. The bad guy may have the upper hand.
Tena Barnes
Jul 30, 2020 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
It was a good story

This was a good story. It has drama,suspense action and love. But it also have it sad parts. So you have all the parts to make a good book
Michelle Dubia
Feb 12, 2021 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Loved this series. Couldn't put it down. ...more

I so love this series always look forward to the next and never want to see the end. (cough cough).
The town of Sanctuary is so not like any town we’ve known. Its like its own little world, where good and evil is fought, protected and nurtured.

When one has a life that is destined to be a certain way, rules must be followed correct? A life mapped out for a single minded reason and not a lot you can do about it. Gretchen is all about the changing.

Alex strong and knowledgeable, sexy and is to die
Tara Dorough
Oct 07, 2016 rated it it was amazing
My Guardian Gryphon, book 5 of Krystal Shannan's Sanctuary Texas series is amazing. It is worth the wait. Gretchen and Alex story is everything I'd hoped it would be. Gretchen is one of the Sisters of Lamidea. She is a seer. The Sisters sole job is to breed and give birth to daughters that strengthen the magik that's being used to locate the Protectors. The Protectors, all eight, are needed to save the supernaturals that are trapped on earth and to find their way back to the Veil.
Alex is a four
Mary Clark
Oct 30, 2016 rated it it was amazing
Alek never misses anything, except what is right in front of him, but Gretchen will never give up, even if it takes her whole life to make him notice her; she has forsaken all for the man who has stolen her heart and he didn’t even know it. The library started out as a childhood fascination, but now after 15-years, Gretchen wants to belong to Alek; she has already seen the vision. He is her beast, her Gryphon warrior, he has always been hers and she would be his. The Sisters were aware of Gretch ...more
Oct 30, 2016 rated it it was amazing
This is the 5th book of Sanctuary, so many different characters that play an important role in the protection and future of all that live within. I would suggest that you read all the books in the series, so you get to know all the characters and the roles they play even though they are each standalones. They are all very good!

This is the story of Gretchen, a Sister of the House of Lamidae and Alek a Gryphon and last of his kind, Protector of Sanctuary. Theirs is a forbidden love that has grown
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Krystal Shannan lives in a sprawling ranch style home with her husband, daughter, and a pack of rescue Basset Hounds. She is an advocate for Autism Awareness and shares the experiences and adventures she’s been through with her daughter whenever she can.

Needless to say, life is never boring when you have an elementary-aged special needs child you are homeschooling and half a dozen 4-legged friends

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