THE GRIFFIN’S BOY synopsis
A story set on Ella-Earth; our world’s twin in an alternative universe. Evolution has taken a different path and mythical beasts exist. Britain remains an island of mists, populated by Celtic tribes and governed by a strict feudal hierarchy. Only noblemen’s sons are recruited into an elite troop known as the Griffin Riders. The best a nameless nobody like Neb can hope for is to become a griffin’s lad.
But then his fate becomes entwined with the mischievous grey griffin Balkind, who everyone knows is trouble…and sure enough, Balkind disgraces himself on recruitment day and is rejected by Griffin Master Romulus. But Neb is determined to change Romulus’ mind. Telling himself and anyone who will listen that Balkind deserves a second chance, Neb steals the beast and flies off on the adventure of a lifetime. He quickly realises:
- Riding griffins isn’t for the faint hearted.
- Girls are complicated beings, and best treated with respect.
One single courageous act earns Neb his heart’s desire – but then he ruins everything: When Samara, his new friend, is abducted, Neb rushes to her rescue – with disastrous results. The young couple learn they are to be sacrificed in a macabre ceremony. Their only hope is Balkind. Although clever, Balkind has always been difficult to control. Will the griffin answer his boy’s summons?
The Griffin’s Boy will be available to download on kindle from 15th December:
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Book three in “The Celtic Cousins’ Adventures” and DI Crombie of the Met is hot on the trail of a disappearing elephant while trying to trace the owner of an illegal immigrant from Florida: Alfie the alligator. No surprise that the trail leads to the front door of the Celtic Cousins, who appear to be hell bent on making a career of being the collective bane of the grumpy fat detective’s life.
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Detective Inspector Crombie finds himself spending Christmas in the Italian equivalent of the House of Usher. After picking a fight with the wrong cat, Crombie finds a poetic justice in having the very last word.
Detective Derek “Tigger” Crombie features in “A Raucous Time” has an honourable mention in “A Ripple in Time” and takes centre stage in “An Explosive Time”, in The Celtic Cousins’ Adventures.
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This YA adventure set in an alternative universe tells the story of the mysterious other worlder from “The Griffin Cryer”, and how he earned the title Balkind’s Rider.
The official launch date is December 8th, although advance reader parts one and two are available on Smashwords. The third and final part relates the legendary war between griffins and demons and will be free to download as an ARC on December lst.
Before then though, all you lovely people who’ve signed up to receive advance reader copies will receive your own pre-advance readers copy of “The Griffin’s Boy” via email. If you don’t receive your copy within the next twenty four hours, please email Mervyn@talonpublishing[dot]com with the subject line: ARC request for “The Griffin’s Boy”.
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