From best selling and award winning author Stacey Rourke comes the heart-pounding continuation of the acclaimed Gryphon Series.
The turning point of the Gryphon saga is at hand …
Battle looms. Three unstoppable forces prepare to clash in a colossal explosion that could wipe Gainesboro off the map. Fate and sacred calling have landed nineteen year old Celeste Garrett in the middle with nowhere to run.
Her trust wavers as she uncovers dark secrets of the Council, powerful enough to test her loyalty and turn her against those she swore to protect. Playing to the longing of her heart, a malevolent enemy uses her weakness against her to form an alliance.
With the trumpets of war about to sound, which side will the Conduit choose, and who will be left standing?
I received this ARC to give an honest review.
Man oh man I do not even want to write this review as I know I may end up giving up some spoilers lol.
In Book 4 of this amazing series we continue where book 3 Sacrifice left off.
The characters in the book are just amazing as before. Each having their own witty comments and humor within almost everything that comes out of their mouth. Grams is still one of my favorite characters (besides the hot Rowan and Caleb).
There are some secrets that come up and boy is Celeste madder than dirt. Not only that the council has turned their back on them unless Celeste does what they want. Go figure don't they know Celeste has a mind of her own.
There is a major fight scene like no other that has the other fight scenes in the previous books look like a cake walk.
There is so much going on with this book that the way the ending is written I do wonder if there could be a book five in the works? Maybe? Fingers are crossed.
Two of many of my favorite parts within the book are as followed:
"The old people are the only ones that brought weapons. Does anyone else find that disturbing?"
Keni "The New Adult section broke my fall." "Yikes, now I'm nervous it may have impregnated me in the process."
Each character will have you laughing in your own way. Especially The Dark Glee Club (I mean there can not be a book without them in it right?) there is humor, love lost, love found, heart-ache, a sense of compassion for the countess and so much more.
Celeste has to make decisions and they may or may not be for the best. You just have to read to find that out.
If you have not read the other books in this series I highly suggest you get busy reading them so you can start this book. You will not be disappointed!
There is nothing worse than being put on the spot and asked to talk about yourself. For me it brings back that inevitable moment in a new school when the teacher would ask me to stand up, introduce myself and tell the class something about myself. I was always worried I would blurt out something stupid that I would get teased for. Something like, “My name’s Stacey and I like pickles!” Then for the rest of the school year I’d be known as the Pickle Girl and let’s be honest, no one wants that. So to avoid such a faux pas I will simply say that I love to write. It allows me to get my crazy out just enough that I can function as a normal member of society.
Best selling award winning author of the Laugh-out Loud Gryphon Series and the nonfiction book I'm Not Crazy I'm on Lupron; a Journey Through Infertility. Learn more about Stacey's books at www.staceyrourke.com or diaryofasemi-crazyauthor.blogspot.com. If you are a blogger or reviewer interested in reviewing any of Mrs. Rourke's work please contact her publicist Sara O’Connor at info(AT) gliterarygirlmedia(DOT)com
With the release of Ascension comes the newest edition of the entire series, complete with amazing illustrations of these dynamic characters. Here’s a sample:
Illustrator Crystal Ord will be bringing some of your favorite Gryphon Series characters to life!
Crystal Smalls Ord is a freelance illustrator and writer who resides in the rainy Pacific Northwest. Her art and stories have appeared in the macabre children's lit magazine, Underneath the Juniper Tree. Last year she illustrated her first children's book, Ethan's Story; My Life with Autism which can be found on Amazon.com. Her art has also appeared in hitRECord.com's musical short, Madamoiselle Noir.
In her free time Crystal plays with her kids, cleans house, teaches music in Sunday School, and lingers in the geekery corner of Pinterest.
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The demonic and fantasy elements of the Conduit’s journey will jump off the page thanks to Robert Immings;
In 2000 Robert Immings graduated from the Art Institute of Atlanta with a BFA in graphic design. Since then he’s done work in package design, web development and designed training applications and software interfaces. These days he’s a mild-mannered operations technician with an electronic trading firm in Alpharetta Georgia. Earlier this.year he had a chance to enter Sony's "Treasures of Middle Earth" design contest which was a promotion for the hobbit movie. He came in as a runner-up. More recently he had the opportunity to do some sketches and collaborate on the cover for Emily Fogel's wonderful fantasy novel Dragon Wars and created the cover for her soon to be released book "Chasing Flames". Right now he’s excited to be working on a collection of illustrations for Stacey Rourke's Gryphon Series.
He’s always interested in illustration and graphic design projects and can be contacted at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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