The Gryphon’s Lair by Kelley Armstrong
Hi, I am Advik. I am eleven years old and am an avid reader; it is one of my favorite things to do. Something I also love doing is playing video games, especially Minecraft. I also love to play basketball and go swimming.
The Gryphon’s Lair, is the second of the four in the series, The Royal Guide to Monster Slaying, written by Kelly Armstrong. The story revolves around Tiera, the Gryphon, which was initially kept by Princess Rowan to learn her behavior. However, when the purpose did not materialize and Tiera starts growing too fast to be controlled, the Princess rightly decides returning her to aerie. The book is a beautiful narration of the events that happen thereafter.
In my opinion, The Gryphon’s Lair, is an engaging book. Kelly’s narration of the events make you visualize the story, as if you are watching it instead of reading. Kelly did a great job describing the animals throughout the book. I also love the way Kelly incorporated the various monsters in the challenges and adversities the princess faces on her journey to make the book entertaining and thrilling.
The author made this book flow great, and it was not turning to conclusions. Another great thing about his book are the characters. The characters have such unique personalities it makes the book far more interesting. I think I did not like the part where the Princess make amends with Dain, as it was not very compelling, but I think it was necessary for the story. I believe Kelly could have elaborated the climax of the story a bit more. I was craving for more. Overall, I would recommend this book any day!