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The Crystal Gryphon by Andre Norton
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2.5 stars. I picked this up on a Goodreads recommendation but it didn't appeal. Written back in the 70's, it felt very outdated. Olde English style dialogue that failed to excite me. The two MC's were stupidly noble to the point that they seem to actively participate in their own downfall.
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Reading Progress

March 26, 2015 – Started Reading
March 26, 2015 – Shelved
March 26, 2015 – Shelved as: fantasy
April 10, 2015 – Finished Reading

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message 1: by Chris (new) - added it

Chris I loved this and The Jargoon Pard when I read them as a preteen - I think I'm better off remembering them fondly than trying to reread.

Mandapanda I probably would have liked it then too. I'm too used to complex heroes these days. ;)

message 3: by Chris (new) - added it

Chris Does it help if you think of it as YA?

Mandapanda I'm not a YA fan either so it's probably a lost cause. Sorry for criticizing an old favourite of yours. it's not as bad as I'm making out of course. Just the right book at the wrong time. :)

message 5: by Chris (new) - added it

Chris No need to apologize! I'm just curious. :)

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