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Score: 10.0/10  [1 review]
5 out of 5
ProdID: 6124 - Year of the Griffin
Written by: Diana Wynne Jones

Year of the Griffin
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The Year of the Griffin is the sequel to the Dark Lord of Derkholm, set in the same world several years after the abolition of commercial 'fantasy world' tourism from our world. Running a University for Wizards was never going to be easy. And with no money, no staff and no idea what he's doing, Wizard Corkoran is struggling. Especially when his students, handpicked from the wealthiest families around, turn out to be rather different than expected. The daughter of the world's Ruling Wizard is an enormous Griffin; King Luther's son is penniless. The emperor's sister is a jinxed exile, and the dwarf is a runaway slave. And that's all before the assassins start arriving...



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derkholm   diana wynned jones   griffins   magic   tour   university
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Review by: mizim (Miriam)
Dated: 20th of January, 2015

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This Review: 10/10
Price:
Score 10 out of 10
Rereadability:
Score 10 out of 10
Lose Track of Time:
Score 10 out of 10
Personal Choice:
Score 10 out of 10

It is great when you can read a sequel and enjoy it just as much as the first book but even better is when you don't need to have read the first book to enjoy this book, as yes, there are some characters from the first book but they are in the sideline and as it takes place eight years later, the only touch upon the instances of the first book is that the school was damaged during the first book. The range of characters in this book are wonderful, a real hodge podge of characters who are all unique and bring great humor to the book.

What is great about this movie is that magic is more fluid and can change so easily depending on the person ie. expect something standard and typical and that is what magic will give you, if you expect something with a lot more flourish then that too is what you will get. This is a school that had me wanting to be a wizard a couple of years before Harry Potter and I love that there is a range of students from human to royalty to dwarves to griffins, so it is very inclusive, about the only disappointment was that everyone was pretty much paired off by the end of it.

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