Allrighty then, still with me? Here we go.
JAKE: I don't see why I have to do this.
DANI: Of course I have goals! Here, I have them written down in my logbook. Let me find the page... got it!
GUARDIAN DEREK STONE: Well...guess I'd say...
WALDRICK: Kill the stupid spider... I am disowning you, Malwort. LET ME OUT OF HERE!!!
FIONNULA CORALBROOM: Go away! How dare you speak to me? (Followed by a horrendous, eardrum-piercing shriek and the start of a chant, which can't be good, so we quickly egressed.)
LADY BRADFORD (AKA GREAT GREAT AUNT RAMONA): Keep the children safe and let them have as normal a life as possible, under the circumstances...
So that's what they all said! And they told us to wish you a very Happy New Year, and so we shall!
May the new year bring you much good fortune, health, happiness, and success in all your endeavors.
Welcome to the world of The Gryphon Chronicles, an exciting new series of fantasy adventure novels for kids ages 10 to 110!
In the picturesque world of Victorian England, Jake is a scrappy orphaned pickpocket who finds out he is actually the long-lost heir of an aristocratic family ~ with magical powers!
Think Oliver Twist meets Peter Pan - with a dash of WWE-circus-like outrageousness (plus a talking spider) and you begin to get the picture... Boy did we ever have fun writing this story!
Technically, this is a children's tale, but as a full-length novel (100K words), co-written by a bestselling author who has been entertaining adult readers for more than a decade, in cooperation with her husband, a "favorite teacher" of countless 7th-8th graders, we think we have both bases covered, kids and adults! THE LOST HEIR is a big, intricate, action-packed adventure that's fun for the whole family ~ and even a little educational, too, as it gives young readers a glimpse into how kids lived in the 1870's. (What, you don't want to go get a job at age 10, Junior? Just tell 'em that the next time they don't want to take out the garbage for ya!) *grins* Even better, it's timed to release right when kids are starting to get those midsummer doldrums. Banish boredom! Buy The LOST HEIR and dive into the adventure!
THE LOST HEIR will be the first of many more Gryphon Chronicles to come, as we have all sorts of magical adventures planned for Jake and his friends throughout the Victorian world.
For now, we are hard at work here in Foley-ville getting everything set for the big release (exact on-sale date will be announced as soon as we have that for you, but we're looking at June/July). In the meantime, we invite you to have a look around, and do please sign up The Gladwin Gazette
e-newsletter so we can let you know by fairy courier when each new piece is ready in the lead-up to On-Sale Day. There's an exciting book trailer video on the way, as well as those all-important Sneak Peek chapters. We can't wait to show you how all the trouble with Jake got started...
Thanks for stopping by, and come back soon!
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