Windsworn: Gryphon Riders Trilogy, Book 1 Audible Audiobook – Unabridged
When the kingdom comes under fire, an unlikely hero takes flight....
As a blacksmith’s apprentice, Eva keeps her hands busy and her head out of the clouds. When she stumbles upon a stolen gryphon egg, she must leave the safety of her quiet life behind and join the Windsworn - an elite band of warriors who ride fierce gryphons into battle.
As Eva struggles to earn her place among the warriors, she discovers a sinister plot that could draw on the secrets from her past to bring about the Windsworn’s downfall. To save her new friends, Eva must summon her courage and uncover the truth of her mysterious origins before the kingdom plunges into all-out war.
Windsworn is the first book in the breathtaking Gryphon Riders YA fantasy series. If you like epic battles, magical creatures, and heartfelt coming-of-age adventures, then you’ll love Derek Alan Siddoway’s action-packed tale.
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|Listening Length||7 hours and 14 minutes|
|Author||Derek Alan Siddoway|
|Whispersync for Voice||Ready|
|Audible.com Release Date||October 03, 2018|
|Publisher||Derek Alan Siddoway|
|Best Sellers Rank|| #88,679 in Audible Books & Originals (See Top 100 in Audible Books & Originals) |
#839 in Coming of Age Fiction (Audible Books & Originals)
#3,173 in Epic Fantasy (Audible Books & Originals)
#3,487 in Coming of Age Fantasy
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In addition, I was frustrated by the fact that the gryphons aren't actually featured much in the story. People keep saying, "They're not just beasts of burden," but they're certainly treated as such by this author, who doesn't describe them in any vivid, loving way. (With the "chick," I kept picturing a fat, awkward dodo-like creature.) The result is that the reader can't get very close. Their intelligence is nowhere evident. No magical communication occurs between them and their bonded riders. And what happens when a rider dies? What happened to the boy Danny's young gryphon when Danny was killed? What happened to Celina's gryphon [SPOILER ALERT] when she died? We don't know. Do they die too? Choose other riders? This author didn't care enough about the creatures to say. And I'm not sure how he defines the "bond" between gryphon and rider. I didn't see that described in the interactions here.
This book was interesting enough to finish; but I won't go on to the rest of the series. Young readers will probably enjoy it; for them, it would benefit by having illustrations added.
Yes, gryphons may be likened perhaps to the wonderful thread devouring dragons of Anne McCaffrey's world of Pern.
No, I do not for one moment think the daughter of Soot, the blacksmith, is anything like Rowland's Harry Potter at all. Eva is no child prodigy of Fame able to wield unimaginable magic. She is instead a humble, blacksmith's daughter trying very hard to overcome her fears and make Soot proud of her.
Too bad she does not know how special she really is. Too bad she does not know that she is due to become a legend in her own right. Too bad her real father never got to know her yet.
But she made the most unusual friends in the most unusual fashion and places. Like a small gryphon, aptly named Fury, who is a little terror at the best of times.
Now, if this is not enough for the stuff legends are made of, blame yourself. And whomever has not yet discovered that Derek Alan Siddoway is the name to trot out when you want to brag about epic new adult fantasy on par with the best in this genre.
And while I am off for the next in series, enjoy this one!
The plot, storyline, and character development are lacking. I suggest reading Matt Heppe’s Orb series or even Miles Cameron’s books which are written for a more mature reader.
This first book in the Gryphon Riders trilogy can be read as a stand alone novel; however, as it's part of a series you'll probably want to keep reading.
Gryphons aren't usually the major focus of a fantasy novel, and I appreciated Author Siddoway's crafting of this interesting world. Much is hinted at as to the structure of the society and world and the gryphons' place in them. I look forward to further expansion on this is future books.
The main character showed growth throughout the story and becomes decisive in her own right. One quibble I have is that she doesn't really appear to act her age - but, she is also in a new place and a complex situation and may just need the time to adapt.
I enjoyed this story and look forward to reading more from this author.