Friday, September 8, 2017

Review: Guardians of the Gryphon's Claw

I'm excited to share details about a new book, GUARDIANS OF THE GRYPHON'S CLAW that was released on August 29th.

The Description:

A new action adventure series set in our famous national parks! Enter the world of the Department of Mythical Wildlife, where our protagonist, Sam London, is tasked with protecting legendary animals that secretly live amongst our treasured wildlife.

Haunted by a dream of a mythical gryphon, Sam London uncovers an ancient secret that will change the way he sees the world forever. Recruited by Dr. Vance Vantana, an eccentric zoologist and park ranger sent by the government, Sam is whisked away on an adventure that takes him to the farthest reaches of the globe. Along this journey, Sam learns an incredible truth: mythical creatures are real and living among us in our national parks. A special department in the U.S. government ensures that their existence remains hidden. 
But Sam's dream is an omen that the secret may now be in danger. Someone seeks the power to expose these creatures and overthrow humankind--and that power can only be found in a magical talisman known as the gryphon's claw.

My Take on the Book:

A rollicking adventure with twists and turns and great heart. It's rare that the adults are so finely developed in middle grade novels, but Todd Calli Gallicano does an excellent job of making us care for Vance Vantana. 

Sam's character is utterly lovable. We feel his confusion, his fear, and his overwhelming sense of duty towards the Gryphon, .

Any book with a Yeti is a book for me, especially one who likes to cook.  

Kids are going to love this book and be clamouring for a sequel!

Want to know more? Visit Todd's fun website!

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