Journey into the fantastical world of The Gryphon Series, written by Stacey Rourke, with original artwork that brings to life pivotal moments from the beloved Young Adult series!
BOOKS IN THE SERIES
The Conduit (Gryphon, #1)-Stacey Rourke
Like a switch had been flipped, the light vanished. The eagle was gone. In its place was a woman-of sorts. Her face was flawless beauty, made odd by the golden feathers that cascaded from her head in place of hair. Her curvaceous body was absent of clothing but adorned with bronze feathers. Gigantic wings of the same color sprouted from her back and fanned out behind her.
“You kissed a guy and then floated? Geez, can you imagine what would happen if you let him get a little boobage?” His eyes widened in mock alarm. “Lasers might shoot out of your eyeballs. You could completely eviscerate the guy.”
***The Conduit is technically classified as New Adult but I feel that it fits in both NA and YA. It’s right on the border and there’s nothing wildly inappropriate or horrible language.
***The Goodreads summary for this book is a little off. Honestly, I don’t know where they got some of that stuff.
Plot: After the tragic, untimely death of their father, the Garrett siblings are sent to live with their grandmother in the quaint town of Gainesboro, Tennessee while their mother waits for their house to sell. Gainesboro is tiny, everyone knows everyone’s business and nothing is left unknown in that town. Their grandmother is a funky former nurse with leopard bikini-wearing tendencies and a feisty, flirtatious personality. All Celeste wants is to find some piece, to escape to a clearing in the mountains where she can work on her artwork. Her brother Gabe is a former athlete who got injured, her sister Kendall is a ethereal beauty with a bubbly personality and Celeste is just Celeste. Her goal is to start college and work on becoming an art teacher. However, it seems the universe has other plans for her. Forcing her way through the crowded garage to get to her car, Celeste is startled by her brother’s stupidity. The truck is really packed in there. Celeste starts to pull out and tons of boxes of who knows what crash into the car. Working to clean up the mess and way to eager to punch her brother, Celeste stumbles upon a statue of a weird bird creature. Celeste’s grandmother explains that the statue is a a gryphon, half bird half lion, a creature of Celtic mythology said to guard some of the world’s most precious relics, like Noah’s Ark. The gryphon is also a protector that shelters the world from evil. Somehow, Celeste is stabbed in the finger by the statue and immediately feels a kinship towards it. She takes the gryphon and places him in her room. When Celeste finally gets to the clearing, a magical being tells her a prophecy, a legend really, that labels her and her siblings as the Gryphon’s warriors. When strange things start to happen, Celeste and her siblings set off on an accelerated course in Celtic mythology 101, learing of the horrible past, a heroic choice, and an inescapable fate that haunts their bloodline. A battle of good vs evil hundreds of years in the making, The Conduit is an adventure you should definitely take.
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