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Eeeeeee!! I LOVE Mercedes Lackey's gryphons! Love, love, love, love, loooooooooove them!


     (This brought to you courtesy of a brain fried by a walk home from the bus stop in 90 F (32 C) temperatures.)


     I'm also glad that my appetite for dinner has finally made an appearance. 8:15 pm is better than never!

     Gryphons! Gryphons! Gryphons!! =D


Emotional Status:
silly overtired/silly
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On May 15th, 2007 03:57 am (UTC), (Anonymous) commented:
what exactly are you talking about? =)

On May 15th, 2007 12:35 pm (UTC), hyarmi_records replied:
Re: uhhh....
Heh, well I hope you know what a griffin/griffon is--they do show up in the Lion, Witch, & Wardrobe--a mythical creature with the front half like an eagle and the back part like a lion.

Anyway, the gryphons (varient spelling) in Mercedes Lackey's books are fabulous. They look whole, instead of a clumsy composite. She takes such thought as to their origin, culture, way of speaking, showing emotions, living arrangements, capabilities and weaknesses--just wonderful. =)
On May 16th, 2007 08:23 pm (UTC), (Anonymous) replied:
Re: uhhh....
okay, okay...thank you for clearing it up for me! =)

(christina rushes off to add these very important books to her "someday" list...)

i hope your week is going well!

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On May 15th, 2007 09:03 am (UTC), amguynes commented:
Did you read the three gryphon books dealing with the Mage Wars? LOL If you want fun books by her, I also suggest the owl series (Owlflight, Owlsight, Owlknight). Those are my favorites, along with the gryphon books. *hugs*
On May 15th, 2007 12:37 pm (UTC), hyarmi_records replied:
I certainly have! The Black Gryphon is my favorite book of hers. I have read the owl series, but for some reason they didn't do anything for me. Some year I'll have to try them again. =)
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On May 15th, 2007 04:33 pm (UTC), amguynes replied:
I've read every book attached to the Valdemar series, and the owl books, the gryphon books, and the books on Alberich were my favorite. Of course, Lackey can't keep her own timeline straight by the time she gets around to writing about Alberich, but hey, I'm willing to overlook small (ok, GLARING) inconsistencies in favor of a good story. And the Alberich books were good stories. So was the one about Skif (To Take A Thief), but that isn't one of my favorites.

Oh, in case you haven't seen them, Alberich's books are "Exile's Honor" and "Exile's Valor". I had both of them in hardcover, but something got spilled during our move and they got ruined. *sigh*
On May 15th, 2007 05:12 pm (UTC), hyarmi_records replied:
Yeah, I heard she botched it with Alberich. I only got to read the first one (which I quite enjoyed), and I hope to get to the second one next year or so. Even if there are plot holes/contradictions, I do quite enjoy Alberich. Maybe I should reread the first one before trying the second; it's been a few years...

((I'm a horrible pedant about timeline consistency, so I can't understand why she couldn't reread her own 'Arrows' trilogy before writing that...on the other hand, having written things 'backward' myself, I understand how hard it can be. Going back 200 years is easier than going back 2 or 20, really.))

I want to reread 'Brightly Burning' because I remember enjoying that. Haven't done 'To Take a Thief' yet, as I never much liked Skif. (Or maybe I did, and it was completely forgettable?). I like the Arrows trilogy, the Storms trilogy I'm currently rereading, and the Vanyel trilogy. I've read some of her fairy tale rewrites, but the only one I really enjoyed was her 'Beauty and the Beast' retelling.