The Silver Gryphon (Mage Wars Series #3)

The Silver Gryphon (Mage Wars Series #3)

by Mercedes Lackey, Larry Dixon

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Silver Gryphon (Mage Wars Series #3) 4.3 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 46 reviews.
BluHawk More than 1 year ago
Lackey has a writing style that I find unique and interesting. It makes the most mundane topics interesting and a bit compelling. This book does a deceint job at showcasing her abilities, but I was a bit disappointed...here's why:
There is just too much information conveyed in the cover! I felt like ther was no surprise to the events that took place, and I was just plodding along until I hit an area that was unexpected. I guess I just don't like any part of the story presented to me before its time (I seldom read the back covers). Due to this, I was rather bored...until I reached the part after the cover scene. Then I was able to experience Lackey like I wanted to.
Overall, I enjoyed this series and its characters (this novel being the third installment), but I enjoyed Joust of the " Dragon Jousters" series even more. If you haven't read Lackey before, Joust is, so far, my favorite work of hers.
jjmcgaffey on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
Funny - for all the straight-forward action-adventure in this one, it is basically a psychological study on parents and children. Skan and Amberdrake handle their children entirely differently, and equally badly. There's a lot more about gryphons and gryphon society, K'Leshya society (which is, by then, White Gryphon society), even a bit more about the Haighlei Empires. Little Windsong and Skan and Zhaneel's gryphlets are suddenly people, with all kinds of complex emotions and reactions and motivations - some of which set up the adventure. I found the adventure itself rather flat - I hate horror and refuse to regard this in that light, so it's just crash, run away, find place to hole up, final fight, yay rescue (with the last two kind of mixed up). It could be quite horrific (hunted through the jungle by unseen enemies!), but if I regarded it that way I wouldn't ever read the book. And it does have a happy ending, with many of the emotional dislocations solved or at least strongly abated. And as usual Skan realizes (yet another) new role, or new level of role, that he can and should fill. There are some very neat bits - Judeth and Aubri realizing how much of a problem the disappearance is, for one - but overall it's kind of flat. Which means it's only good, not wonderful like most of Lackey's books.
cabri on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
This ending to the series is better than the 2nd book and not nearly as good as the first. The characterization has improved but there are still whole chapters that feel like filler, and not well-written filler. I was relieved it was over.
LisaMaria_C on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
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 little interaction with others. This particular novel dragged for me I'm afraid, I rather had to push myself to finish it, and I didn't feel the pay off was worth it. Lackey is actually a favorite author of mine, with books I've read again and again--fantasy comfort food. But this isn't one of her stronger books (or trilogies). If you've never read her before, don't start here. If this was your first novel by her, don't judge her by it. Try Arrows of the Queen or Magic's Pawn or Joust before you decide she's not for you.
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Great book
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