Fantasy Books Featuring Griffins

The griffin (or gryphon) is one of the most enduring and magnificent creatures of mythology. When they appear in fantasy novels, griffins typically are not depicted as distinct characters and are relegated to minor roles, such as participants in battle scenes or as mounts for humans.

This list features fantasy books that elevate griffins to their well-deserved status as fully developed major or supporting characters with unique individual traits and quirks.

In short, this is a list for griffin-lovers.
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message 1: by G. (new)

G. Swift Doesn't the Harry Potter book have a hippogriff rather than a griffin?


message 2: by William (new)

William Very true. Young readers often confuse the two. They see the griffins pictured in my books, and the first thing out of their mouths is, "Hippogriff!"


message 3: by K. (new)

K. Nagle Thanks for putting this list together, William =] I went through and added some of the ones off the ~220 Gryphon Reading List online. I've been trying to read a hundred gryphon books and I'm up to about 80 now, so I always love lists like this.


message 4: by William (new)

William K. wrote: "Thanks for putting this list together, William =] I went through and added some of the ones off the ~220 Gryphon Reading List online. I've been trying to read a hundred gryphon books and I'm up to ..."

Very impressive, K. 80 gryphon books! I haven't read nearly that many. Have fun!


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