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by Alyx Jae Shaw
When I was asked by Alyx how I would describe this book to a friend, my response was simply to say "Guh."
Aliens, music and the aftermath of war bound together with sometimes irreverent references and vibrant dialogue make this one of the best books I've read in years! Not that I'd expect anything different from Alyx.
Gryphons is a tale about a world under seige that simply refuses to give up no matter what. Sferkkaa rises from the ashes of oppression to rebuild their shattered lives, starting with one of the things most dear to them. Music.
The story follows a young teen girl, Dahli, who survived against the odds, along with her small family and a band of friends as they attempt to live normal lives in the aftermath of an 800 year long occupation that ended in a spectacular bang. Like any teen girl, she has her best friends, a mortal enemy and a favourite band, The Mortified Gryphons.
Her love for Draephus, the drummer of her favourite band leads her on an ad
Gryphons by Alyx ShawFair warning: if you are one of those childish people who gets their knickers in a twist over boys kissing boys and boys having babies, this is not the book for you.More Like This
Fair warning #2: if you like books that are all kittens and rainbows and where the characters have their happiness handed to them on a sliver plate, this is ALSO not the book for you.
Fair warning #3: If you are hoping for a PWP between pretty boys, this is also not the book for you.
With the warnings out of the way, I can now happily squeeeeeeeee my way through the rest of the review. Because squee. And SQUEEEEEEEEEEEE.
Those who know me probably know what a huge fan I am of Alyx’s work. I will happily gobble up anything she writes, and am happy to splurge on physical books when my bank account is in the positive. Mostly because then I can lend them and add to her army of minions.
That said, this is probably her best work yet, and A Strange Place In Time and Shroud Eaters don