Book Reviews of Year of the Griffin

Year of the Griffin
Year of the Griffin
Author: Diana Wynne Jones
ISBN-13: 9780064473354
ISBN-10: 006447335X
Publication Date: 8/1/2001
Pages: 400
Reading Level: Young Adult
  • Currently 4/5 Stars.

4 stars, based on 30 ratings
Publisher: HarperTrophy
Book Type: Paperback
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Helpful Score: 3
Eight years after the end of Mr. Chasney's offworld Pilgrim Parties, the Wizards' University is in a shambles. Wizard Derk's griffin daughter Elda and her fellow first-year students encounter tyrannical tutors, boring lectures and truly terrible refectory food. But things get even worse when the University sends a letter to each of their families begging for funds. Now Elda and her friends must contend with a band of trained assasins, a flock of renegade griffins and an unexpected trip to the moon. Even with all the magical means at their disposal, will they make it through their first year?
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Helpful Score: 2
Another one I re-read a lot. Humorous, thought provoking, imaginative.
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The sequel to "The Dark Lord of Derkholm", this book takes place eight years after the ending of that one and focuses on characters from the previous novel that did not get much page time. I enjoyed the trip back into this magical world that Jones has created, but I wish that there was more of the old characters as well. It is definitely a good read if you have read the previous book
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This book is a really fun read. The characters are interesting and sympathetic. The situations they get into keep me giggling. I'm a Harry Potter fan and this story of magical mischief at school is right up my alley.
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I liked Dark Lord of Derkholmn. This book is not much like that book.