Wednesday, July 4, 2012

Book Reivew: The Flight of Griffin by Christopher Gray

Hello All,

  I have the review of The Flight of Griffin, a YA fantasy novel by Christopher Gray.

Living in their old boat ‘The Griffin’ five young characters become the unlikely heroes at the end of time when a burglary sets them on the path to finish the ‘Last great Spell’ - a spell to stop the balance of the World tipping into Chaos...
They become the Magician, Thief, Priest and Fighter when a magical book guides them upon a quest that pits them against magic, demons and ‘The Hawk,’ an evil hunter of men.

Join a race against time to find three crystal skulls that must be brought together, while all the forces of Chaos try everything to stop them! 

My Review:
   In Short: 6.5/10 Good book, a little nice introduction to world of fancy for beginners

   The book does a good job with the plot, taking you from one place to the another based on abrupt clues given by a book. The book shows well the living conditions of the time, the towns, the harbors and such. Author Christopher Gray does a convincing job
while transforming four young street rats living together in an old discarded boat into heroes who venture on a quest to help restore the balance in the world, to fight the choas, to test their might against demons and the demon king himself with the aid of source, Mahra and a book. The book for sure shall allure young readers into the world of fantasy.
    The author could have made the book more fascinating by telling us a little about the people, how they look, what they eat, what they study. The world of fantasy is about various tribes and their cultures and their hometowns. So Christopher M. Gray must have told a lot more about the hidden, about how they live and what they eat, whom they pray, what do they take pride in, what hurts them, what their language is,... Whether it is the normal people, or the magicians, or the people of desert or the hidden they all look alike, they refer to god as source in the book and they all seems simple enough. It would have been great if each had their way, if each of these tribes had differences and each race has its way.

  The villains don't seem to be good enough. Though the king of demons himself comes to fight, it doesn't look right. The heroes *better say, four street rats with help of a book* seem to easily fight and fend off against the mighty king of demons from start. That is a little disappointing. It would have been better, if a little detail is added to the fights, showing us desperate retreats, daring attacks, use of magic, will, guts, sacrifices and glory.

  In simple words, the book was good, though it could be made great. Takes you into a different world with flying beasts *griffin*, demon kings, source, crystal skulls, priests, thieves, fighters, magicians,... and intensifies the plot such that you wouldn't keep the book down till it is down.
with warm regards
Abhishek Boinapalli

I have received a free copy of the book, Raising Wild Ginger  for the purpose of review. This didn't in anyway effect the review. The review is sincere and straight from heart


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