The Silver Gryphon

The Silver Gryphon

Mercedes Lackey Larry Dixon / May 20, 2019

The Silver Gryphon A dozen years of peace have passed in the city of White Gryphon providing well deserved and much needed security for the people who had lost their homes in the magical Cataclysm which killed the Mage

  • Title: The Silver Gryphon
  • Author: Mercedes Lackey Larry Dixon
  • ISBN: 9780886776855
  • Page: 361
  • Format: Mass Market Paperback
  • A dozen years of peace have passed in the city of White Gryphon providing well deserved and much needed security for the people who had lost their homes in the magical Cataclysm which killed the Mage Urtho, creator of the gryphons But the inhabitants of White Gryphon have not forgotten their long struggles, and have trained an elite guard force, the Silver Gryphons, toA dozen years of peace have passed in the city of White Gryphon providing well deserved and much needed security for the people who had lost their homes in the magical Cataclysm which killed the Mage Urtho, creator of the gryphons But the inhabitants of White Gryphon have not forgotten their long struggles, and have trained an elite guard force, the Silver Gryphons, to protect their city, and if necessary, to join with the army of the Black Kings for mutual defense.

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      • Mercedes Lackey Larry Dixon

        Mercedes entered this world on June 24, 1950, in Chicago, had a normal childhood and graduated from Purdue University in 1972 During the late 70 s she worked as an artist s model and then went into the computer programming field, ending up with American Airlines in Tulsa, Oklahoma In addition to her fantasy writing, she has written lyrics for and recorded nearly fifty songs for Firebird Arts Music, a small recording company specializing in science fiction folk music I m a storyteller that s what I see as my job My stories come out of my characters how those characters would react to the given situation Maybe that s why I get letters from readers as young as thirteen and as old as sixty odd One of the reasons I write song lyrics is because I see songs as a kind of story pill they reduce a story to the barest essentials or encapsulate a particular crucial moment in time I frequently will write a lyric when I am attempting to get to the heart of a crucial scene I find that when I have done so, the scene has become absolutely clear in my mind, and I can write exactly what I wanted to say Another reason is because of the kind of novels I am writing that is, fantasy, set in an other world semi medieval atmosphere Music is very important to medieval peoples bards are the chief newsbringers When I write the folk music of these peoples, I am enriching my whole world, whether I actually use the song in the text or not I began writing out of boredom I continue out of addiction I can t not write, and as a result I have no social life I began writing fantasy because I love it, but I try to construct my fantasy worlds with all the care of a high tech science fiction writer I apply the principle of TANSTAAFL There ain t no such thing as free lunch , credited to Robert Heinlein to magic, for instance in my worlds, magic is paid for, and the cost to the magician is frequently a high one I try to keep my world as solid and real as possible people deal with stubborn pumps, bugs in the porridge, and love lives that refuse to become untangled, right along with invading armies and evil magicians And I try to make all of my characters, even the evil magicians, something than flat stereotypes Even evil magicians get up in the night and look for cookies, sometimes I suppose that in everything I write I try to expound the creed I gave my character Diana Tregarde in Burning Water There s no such thing as one, true way the only answers worth having are the ones you find for yourself leave the world better than you found it Love, freedom, and the chance to do some good they re the things worth living and dying for, and if you aren t willing to die for the things worth living for, you might as well turn in your membership in the human race Also writes as Misty LackeyAuthor s website


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    1. It's been a dog's age since I last read this, but it's held up reasonably well. Maybe not quite 5 stars, but 4 and a bit, and I'll round up for nostalgia's sake and for creativity's sake. Basically, this is a plot that is very close to unique in fantasy, in that it's a classic Man vs. Nature plot. There's no cackling evildoer here, no demon or wizard or ancient prophecy. It's about survival, and I *really* like that element. To say more would be a spoiler, but suffice to say that the predators h [...]


    2. This book is an extended camping trip, at least once they finally make it away from White Gryphon city. They survive, they camp, they debate strategy until they are finally rescued but were doing a pretty darn good job of rescuing themselves without Drake and Skan arriving to help. Still though, I love what the rest of the series becomes, maybe it's just the full blown Larry Dixon combos that don't shine as much? I couldn't really remember these books, even though I read them not too many years [...]


    3. Although I really liked the fist two books in the Mage Wars trilogy, this was quite disappointing. This story is not at all about the main characters you have come to expect from the first two books, but their troublesome offspring. It is a protracted romp through the woods, with the two main characters being hunted by some unknown force, which of course ends happily and victoriously. No political intrigue as in the first books, but mostly an "action" read. Lots of accidents, running, fighting a [...]


    4. Where the first book in this trilogy is pure fantasy and the second book is more of a murder mystery, the final book is more like the classic tale of survival. Now, this is a reread for me like the first two were, but once again I started to look at this book a little more broadly. It is definitely a fantasy book, but it's so much more that that. This books is the most personal of the three of them, simply because it's main focus is on two individuals throughout most the of the book. You are abl [...]


    5. "Heroes don’t ever live as long as they want to, and most die young."My favorite thing about these books is how different all of the plotlines are. The Black Gryphon is pure action, The White Gryphon is a mystery, and The Silver Gryphon is an adventure. We venture outside the city into the forest and must survive without magic, without help, injured and lost. It's a story of comradery and overcoming obstacles, about the love of friends and family. A great end to the trilogy, definitely left me [...]



    6. Mercedes Lackey is one of my all time favorite authors and I've been reading her work for well over 20 years. The Black Gryphon is one of my favorites and I don't mind The White Gryphon too badly, but The Silver Gryphon was close to travesty. It was full of "my family doesn't understand me" teen angst, the usual youngling arrogance presuming they're smarter/better than their elders regardless of their total lack of experience, and heavily experienced characters reduced to wimpy cardboard cutouts [...]


    7. I thought this was the slowest of all three books, but it was enjoyable. It follows the children of the first two books and they are likeable characters but the parent/child drama to me was a little stiffly written.I did like the suspense but survival is not really my thing. It is really interesting that the author took the risk of writing three different styles, but it does result in a hit and miss situation. This was a little of a miss for me, but I do like mystery and liked the uncertainty of [...]


    8. I usually greatly enjoy Mercedes Lackey's novels, but this one was pretty much lacking a plot. A girl and a gryphon head off to a new duty station, get diverted (crash), and the rest of the novel is about them trying to get through a rain forest, pursued by a mysterious enemy, while their families finally figure out they are missing and put together a rescue. There was a lot of slogging through forest, what's out there, how do we defend ourselves, more slogging oh, did I mention they were both h [...]


    9. A wonderful tale full of adventure, myth, love, magic and surprises.Mercedes really has a way of luring me into her story and unable to pull back until the end. I loved getting to revisit Scan, Drake and all of the beloved characters from the previous two books as well as the next generation. I hope to see traces of them in other stories though I'm truly sorry to see this particular era end and I loved the sketches that her husband did. They are such a talented duo. I can't wait to see what othe [...]


    10. I read this trilogy back when they were first published and enjoyed them. I decided to re read them this year. Of the three this was my least favourite. The main characters, offspring of the original main characters were far less engaging then their parents. I struggled to finish it unlike the other two books which I whizzed through.


    11. This book took me forever to get in to! The first 2/3 to 3/4 of this book seemed to slog along for me. The last part was really good, and I read it quickly. If you're a big Mercedes Lackey fan, or Valdemar fan, I do recommend this book. If not, I'd skip this one.



    12. (Why does it seem to be a common trend on GoodReads regarding Valdemar novels, to have a description of synopsis of the book that has little or nothing to do with the actual plot of the novel? The above is certainly true, but is something you get handed to you in two chapters, and the rest of the book contains a story that really only has to do with two members of the Silver Gryphons and next to nothing to do with the Black Kings.)This conclusion to the "Gryphons" trilogy takes a different tack [...]


    13. This book is just bafflingly bad considering how much I like the rest of the Valdemar world and even the first two books in this trilogy. First of all, the book is told mostly from the point of view of the main characters of the first two books in the trilogy's children. This is a first (and I believe only) for the series, and it's a very BAD thing. The parents, the main characters we know and like from the last two books are reduced to strange, contradictory cutouts in comparison to their previ [...]


    14. Mercedes Lackey’s Valdemar series provides one of the cornerstones of my reading history. After discovering her when quite young, I still follow new additions to the series - nearly twenty years later! I read and re-read these books over and over again throughout my youth, but I haven't re-read this series in its entirety in a long time - and never as an adult. There are some new books added to the series since the last time I read them, so this re-reading project is pretty exciting for me sin [...]


    15. The Silver Gryphon The Silver Gryphon is the last book in the Mage Wars trilogy, the first in the epic Valdemar saga. The first book in the series was pure high fantasy, the second less magic and more intrigue, and this one is a tale of survival. It also contains one of my favorite quotes from any book, ever “In a calm, clear voice, she suggested that the wyrsa in question could do several highly improbable, athletically difficult and possibly biologically impractical things involving its own [...]


    16. A dozen years of peace have passed in the city of White Gryphon-but the inhabitants of this hard-won haven have not forgotten their struggles, and have trained an elite guard force, the Silve Gryphons, to protect their city. Skandranon, the Black Gryphon, and Amberdrake the healer, have settled into quiet, comfortable lives. But things are not so tranquil for Silverblade, Drake's daugther, and Tadrith, Skan's son. Anxious to prove themselves, and despite their parents' very real concerns, they h [...]


    17. This is the third novel in Lackey's Gryphon series, so if you haven't already, you should read The Black Gryphon and The White Gryphon first. This book is centered on two children of the central characters of the first two books: Tadrith and Silverblade. I think they're not as interesting as their fathers, Skandranon and Amberdrake, nor is the plot as engaging as the first two books; there are dull spots, I think because for much of it Tadrith and Silverblade are stranded by themselves, with lit [...]


    18. That has been a nice adventure book. :)It's been nice to meet the next generation and the troubles they have to deal with (being compared to their parents all the time) and them having their own adventures. I have to admit, that I like Tad a bit more than Skan. He just is a bit more likeable for me. *shrugs*I really like Blade and her struggle not to be like her parents. It's a nice touch to show that not everybody is happy with having empathic abilities and is not comfortable with someone havin [...]


    19. I actually enjoyed this third book in the trilogy more than the previous two!While some other reviewers disliked the main characters hiding and running from some unseen enemy for a large portion in the middle of the story, I thought it added suspense and excitement. I enjoyed not knowing what was out there in the darkness and it felt more real for the main characters that way. I think switching the perspective to the parents, specifically the fathers, at about 70% through the story, was a wise m [...]


    20. As much of a mess as The Black Gryphon is, The Silver Gryphon is worse. OK, it actually has a plot, but it's just terrible. Part of the problem is that it's fundamentally a teenagers-leave-the-nest story, and I find those generally pretty unbearable. (Hell, I often find teenagers pretty unbearable.) The familiar characters are turned into one-dimensional overprotective parents up until the last fifteen pages, and the bulk of the book involves excruciatingly tedious accounts of trekking through j [...]


    21. Lackey is one of my favorite authors ever! I started reading her in 8th grade but I will still pull out her books to reread them. Her character building is really her main strength – you want to meet her characters – which is probably why I always reach for her books as a pick-me-up, it’s like talking to old friends. Again, a prequel to her Herald series (and we're talking ancient history here). This series has to do with the recovery of a devastated world and devastated people after the C [...]


    22. Note: spoiler in last two sentences of this review! I gave this one a tentative 4-star rating. It was a good story, well written and entertaining. It just wasn't what I was expecting it to be, I suppose. The first two of this series were very fantastical and full of mystery and adventures, focusing on Skan and Drake, the characters I've come to really enjoy. This one, however, was mainly focused on their children. And it was more a story of survival rather than wars and espionage and what not. I [...]


    23. I read this when I was little and remember enjoying it. I was, at the time, in the midst of a serious Lackey-loving phase, so that may have carried some influence. However, I re-read the book recently and was not impressed. I mean, nothing happens. At least, nothing of any import. The offspring of two major historical characters in the Valdemar universe wander off on their own adventure, don't quite make it where they're going, encounter a pack of wyrsa, and spend the rest of the book running th [...]


    24. Well, definitely a good book, liked the story and all, but it just seemed to end too soon. Like it was cut off.Silver and Tad are pretty awesome, they and the parents all grow quite a bit, the danger is pretty unique, but the ending. seemed like it was one of those 'out of space, cut it now!' things, which is disappointing to some degree. Still, the characters were neat and had the feel of many adventures to come for the families involved, but far as I know, this is the last book where we see th [...]


    25. So this was pretty much what I remembered. It was certainly interesting and respectable to finish a trilogy with a book that takes place almost twenty years after the first two. However, the plot was fairly predictable and the action a little too drawn out, especially since you know how everything is going to end. I suppose it's unfair to complain that the plot is predictable, as Lackey has shown the willingness in other books in this same world to kill off and maim characters who are just as be [...]


    26. Well, 2.5. I was really disappointed with the ending of the book. I think that is was nice to see the transition from war generation to peaceful generation, and how the kids handle their fame through their parentsbut I felt the book was mostly boring. Lots of introspection, and then a quick action scene to bring everyone together and solve all conflicts. After all, the family that fights together stays together! Well, that is how it felt. All in all, I felt it was a weak closing to a great littl [...]


    27. Tadrith, son of the Black Gryphon Skandranon Rashkae, member of the Silver Gryphon and his partner Silverblade are going on an Outpost Mission Five for six moons. This much to the dismay of their famous fathers. While traveling to the outpost, the pair unexpected crash injuring them both and all their magical equipment drained of it's energy. This duo must find a way to safety whilebeing trailed by an unknown enemy. Meanwhile back in White Gryphon, their parents are frantic with worry about thei [...]


    28. I gues it's the time of my life but this book really touched me. All My children have recently left the home and all are now trying to find there way through this world. I have to say that this is hands down my favorite Lackey book. (view spoiler)[The part toward the end where Drake and Blade were hugging each other while both were crying brought tears to my eyes. (hide spoiler)] I only have two criticisms. First, I felt the story ended too abruptly and it needed more. Second, the book needs a g [...]


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