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When the kingdom comes under fire, an unlikely hero takes flight....

As a blacksmith’s apprentice, Eva keeps her hands busy and her head out of the clouds. When she stumbles upon a stolen gryphon egg, she must leave the safety of her quiet life behind and join the Windsworn - an elite band of warriors who ride fierce gryphons into battle.

As Eva struggles to earn her place among the warriors, she discovers a sinister plot that could draw on the secrets from her past to bring about the Windsworn’s downfall. To save her new friends, Eva must summon her courage and uncover the truth of her mysterious origins before the kingdom plunges into all-out war.

Windsworn is the first book in the breathtaking Gryphon Riders YA fantasy series. If you like epic battles, magical creatures, and heartfelt coming-of-age adventures, then you’ll love Derek Alan Siddoway’s action-packed tale.

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©2017, 2018 Derek Alan Siddoway (P)2018 Derek Alan Siddoway

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Windsworn by Derek Alan Siddoway

This audiobook is narrated by Kate Rudd who does an excellent job of bringing the characters to life. This tale brings an orphan being raised by a blacksmith who meets a young boy who has brought her an egg, a very large egg, that hatches in her hands. Follow the tale as she is accused of theft along with the boy, their journey to a new life, and her training to become a Windsworn, a gryphon rider. Young adults will love the story and I’m an old adult and loved it myself. I can’t wait to listen to the next book.

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Live with Eva in her world

Loved every moment of this book and look forward to the next one. Well done.

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Great story! Entertaining and keeps you wanting to know more!

I really liked this story! It seemed a bit too similar to some stories I’ve already read, such as Eragon (the stolen egg, protagonist’s world taking a complete change of direction, etc...). It had a pretty standard plot, so there were quite a few moments that seemed pretty predictable. I do wish there was more dialogue and descriptive scene rather than summary. Also, the narrator did pretty great, but I wish she varied her voice during dialogue a bit more (such as whispering, showing more exasperation/surprise, adding inflections, etc). To me, it seemed a tiny bit monotonous, but not enough to deter from wanting to continue listening to the story. These are just things that would make it better, so that said, I still really really enjoyed it and it kept me entertained! Looking forward to listening to the next one!

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An exciting new adventure

When Soot gets left caring for a baby unexpectedly, he doesn’t know how he’s going to manage, he’s a one handed blacksmith, not a father. Fast Forward 17 years. Evelyn is a hard working girl who enjoys her simple life until one day she goes into town and her whole life changes. A strange boy, a gryphon egg & a prophecy what could go wrong? I really enjoyed this story, it was fast paced, fun & full of adventure. With a mysterious villain and a potential love interest, what more could you ask for?

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A very entertaining fantasy series

The Gryphon Riders Trilogy is a very entertaining fantasy series. We follow the adventures of Eva, a young orphan girl raised by a blacksmith, who she loves as a father. She is fierce, has her own opinion, but isn't afraid to show emotion. I loved her. Letting the characters grow emotionally and at the same time keep their personalities consistent throughout three books isn't an easy writing job, I can speak from experience. However, Derek Alan Siddoway succeeded in the character development departement! And in the world building department as well, for that matter. Dragons have always been my favourite fantasy creature. But I am glad this wasn't another dragon story. Gryphons are so cool! They should get more stories of their own! Plot wise, the author really managed to keep my attention while binge listening the complete trilogy. Their was the right amount of action, a strong female lead, a little bit of romance, just enough to be appropriate for the young audience. It all happened a bit quickly in the beginning, but on the other hand I like stories that get into action quickly. Because I listened to the audiobooks, I want to give some credits to Kate Rudd, who narrated these three books. She did an amazing job. It's crazy how she can give each character a different voice that fits them well, both female and male characters. Voice acting is a real talent!

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Loved reading about Gryphons!

* I was sent the entire trilogy via audible by the author in exchange for a honest review. “When you’ve got a job to do, it’s better to face the fire head on” I was intrigued from the very start of this audiobook! Eva lives a quiet life with her foster father at his forge, she works hard and is very loved but then one day her whole life is turned upside down and she must leave the comfort of her home to become part of the Windsworn— highly trained warriors who are the only ones allowed in the kingdom to ride a gryphon! This was a fun and quick listen from me and I was surprisingly completely interested from the start! One of the biggest aspects I need to enjoy a audiobook is to like the narrator and I think she did a great job! Then once the story really got rolling, I was really interested and couldn’t wait to see where this gryphon rider story took me! The characters were likable and Soot has a soft spot in my heart for taking in an infant that was not his and raising her as if she was is own. I like that he seems gruff but loves Eva with his whole heart and I just found it very heartwarming! I also really enjoyed Seppo, he was super unique and fun to me! The rest of the characters were again very likable, no one really annoyed me expect maybe Eva at times lol she’s just prone to anger outbursts and I found myself rolling my eyes because then she would try to take it all back a second later. The only other part that bothered me was the romance. To me, it really just came out of no where. The two only had a few interactions before they were kissing and exchanging feelings for one another but I could look past it since it wasn’t the center of the attention for the book. Ultimately, I enjoyed this book and the uniqueness that the gryphons brought to the story! For readers who enjoy: Eragon, coming of age stories, gryphons, twists, quick listens & perseverance

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Really enjoyed it

This is a great book. Ready for the next one. I struggled with the reader at first, but I got used to her by the end. The story line is really enjoyable.

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Book was good

Book was good. Listen to it! Kate Rudd does a fantastic job with the voices, and is easy to listen to.

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Great Book!!

Loved this book. I can’t wait to read the next one !! This book keeps you on the edge of your seat!

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Amazing !!!!!!

great story with a great narrator, wonderful twist at the end. Can’t Wait to read book 2