Dear Readers, you've watched, you've waited ever so patiently, and today, we're thrilled to announce that, at long last, Book 5 of The Gryphon Chronicles series is finally here!!! We hope you'll join Jake, Dani, Red the Gryphon, boy-genius Archie, empath Isabelle and the rest of the gang on a seaside holiday where the kids definitely plunge into adventure WAY over their heads! It's sink or swim as they discover the underwater...
SECRETS OF THE DEEP
THE GRYPHON CHRONICLES, BOOK 5
Dive in to an epic undersea adventure the whole family can enjoy!
Welcome to The Gryphon Chronicles, a rollicking historical fantasy series that’s as much fun for grownups as it is for kids, from the imagination of New York Times bestselling author, E.G. Foley.
On the Wee Folk of the Forest
To find out what happens next, read The Dark Portal!
If you're reading THE DARK PORTAL, you may have come across a mention of "The Souling Song." If you haven't got to that part yet, you soon will! We thought you might like to hear what it sounds like. All story ghosts aside, E and I both find this song incredibly haunting. Below the audio is an old Victorian photo of some of the kinds of real, historical poor children who might have had to sing for a few pennies to buy something to eat. In this case, these were coalmine child workers.
To learn more about how life was for them, click the picture. It will take you to an article from the UK Daily Mail, by Annabel Venning, which discusses a recent scholarly book entitled Childhood And Child Labour In The British Industrial Revolution, by Professor Jane Humphries. Unfortunately, if you think that child labor - virtually child slavery - is the relic of a bygone age, brace yourself and click this grim infographic from the US Dept of Labor, which we came across in our research. It shows the prevalence of child labor in poor countries today. Chilling. (Once you open it, it will enlarge if you click on it.)
Wowee! Want to get a little taste of what it must be like for Jake to take a ride on Red up into the sky? Check this out! Somebody strapped a tiny camera on a real live eagle. Ok, it's not a gryphon, for real, but you've got the eagle head there! You just have to use your imagination. I can't believe how smoothly the eagle flies. Amazing!!! Enjoy ~ G. :)