Every spring, the aristocratic magical families of Victorian England gather secretly at Merlin Hall to hobnob and to hold the annual Fey Parliament. While the adults of Magic-kind - from wizards to wood elves, fauns to fairies, giants to djinnis, and their human counterparts - debate matters of importance, the gifted youths must undergo the dreaded Assessments, testing their supernatural abilities.
For rascally Jake Everton, the boy Earl of Griffon, the pressure's on! Hungry to qualify for the elite Lightrider program that guarantees a life of adventure, Jake must prove himself to the Elders as a worthy future hero-in-training. But when a mysterious junior witch arrives at Merlin Hall with secrets in her eyes and danger at her heels, Jake and his friends must unite to defeat the dark forces that have invaded the Gathering and have sworn the frightfully-talented girl's destruction.
Join Jake and Dani, Archie and Isabelle on an epic journey into a world of enchantment, making marvelous new friends... and terrible new enemies.
I enjoyed it, with new characters being introduced. Bless Red and his molt not an easy process. Loved the paintings chapter.
If you could sum up Rise of Allies in three words, what would they be?
Great fantasy adventure
Who was your favorite character and why?
Jake has been my favourite character from the word go. He has his flaws, but he's a good person.
Which scene did you most enjoy?
Watching Jake do his magical assessment
Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?
Jake's parting from his mentor
Any additional comments?
I waited a long time for this book and it was well worth it. As always, both the authors and the narrator did a great job. Some new characters were introduced into this book who I found very interesting. This is a great series for children and adults alike.
i will amid this: E.G. Foley is officially my favorite author right now. Rise of Allies: The Gryphon Chronicles, Book 4 proves that in so many ways. 1: I was so happy to read this. 2: I read it 3 times already 3: I always find it so hard to writhe about the books from E.G. Foley because i love is so much. And 4: I love the next book more then the last all the time, and if i could i would give this book 6 out of 5. I am so happy about this book, and you should read this too.
What can i say about Jamie du Pont MacKenzie that i not said before? I love his voice, i love his performance and i love that he loves what he is reading. A more perfect narrater you cant find, and why look when you have it here? Jamie du Pont MacKenzie i love you!
I was provided this audiobook at no charge by the author in exchange for an unbiased review.
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Narration - Jamie du Pont MacKenzie, Wonderful as usual.
I think this may be my favorite of this series.
The gang has to go through their magical assessments, meet the queen, deal with their own insecurities and jealousies as they witness the skills of their peers and we learn more about life for and requirements of light riders and guardians.
Two more talented youngsters join Jake and company for a magical and dangerous adventure as they travel through paintings, deal with a part troll boy, a dangerous vampire, some stinky little mischief makers and we get to spend more time with an old eight legged friend.
Such a great series, geared towards kids but is also terrifically fun for adults!
I received a copy of this audiobook free of charge from audiobookblast in exchange for an unbiased review
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The Gryphon Chronicles have another adventure, and this one is longer! Jake, Dani, Archie, and Izzy are back with old friends and make new ones as well. And more frightening enemies. Jake suffers the anticipation and trials of the tests known as the Assessment, hoping that he will pass muster to be considered for a Lightrider like hos parents were. There are many new adventures and his friends also learn more about themselves. While written for younger readers, the kinds of growth and self-awareness depicted are applicable to most of us. See publisher's summary for story clues without spoilers, and get on board to enjoy this fun installment with it's characteristic vivid imagery.
Jamie continues with his stellar performance which adds immeasurably to the enjoyment of this series.
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could not put it down. best part was when ogden broke the monster and was riding it like a horse.
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My boys and I simply love this series. After the first few books, I thought I might get bored or the novels might become too predictable. However, the introducing of new characters and depth in this one have proved me wrong. I'm more hooked now than I was when we started.
I am always looking for a good series that I can listen to with my kids. They love listening to books while they do chores or on long car rides. This series is perfect! Exciting and engaging enough for the kids, but with full characters so that the grown ups don't get bored listening, either. Fantastic adventures! I can't wait for the next Jake book!
Loved it, full of action and intrigue. Can't wait for the next one in the series!!!
Another E. G. Foley audible book, great in a line of books teens and adults will enjoy the twists and turns of the story. Audio by Jamie during Pont MacKenzie is outstanding in voices for the characters within the story. I would recommend this book and series to read and or listen too, if you enjoy Harry Potter, you will enjoy these
I LOVE this series!! And this book is the best of the series. Cannot wait until the next one comes out!!