I’m so excited to be back with Penny White again! Penny’s Welsh wonderland is my new magical kingdom and I feel as comfortable there as I do at Hogwarts. If you aren’t up to date with Penny, check out my previous reviews of the series here and here. Or just read on for my latest book review and see if this is also the land for you.
The Marriage of Gryphons* by Chrys Cymri mostly centres around the impending marriage of Morey and Taryn. Except marriage proposals in gryphon clans aren’t that simple. Morey needs to put together a group to take part in various tasks to prove he is worthy of Taryn. He chooses Penny, James and Peter – and it won’t be no easy feat. Plus, dragon Raven has gone missing and that calls for a trip to the Arctic for Penny and Morey.
Eeek! I loved this book. It reminds me so much of Harry Potter. Well, I suppose more specifically the Fantastic Beasts universe because of all the magical creatures I encounter page after page.
For a lot of the last two books, character building was a priority and that was amazing. However, it’s even better now that I understand their backstories and different personalities, it’s great to see how the characters stories evolve. Now, there are various relationships touched on in the book that I can’t discuss for fear of spoilers. However, I can’t help but comment on the reforming bond between Penny and James. For those who don’t know, Penny is James’ older sister by 10+ years and both Penny and her now deceased husband raised James after their parents died. As life threw obstacles in their way, they become a little estranged but in this book, we see their sibling bond grow stronger again.
The Marriage of Gryphons is also full of action – I loved it! Believe me when I say the challenges Morey and his group have to go through are no easy feat. Bad for them but good for the reader! I was at the edge of my seat with excitement and fear that something bad might happen (must be the pessimist in me). If something bad does happen, well, you will just have to pick up a copy to see.
Finally, I just want to touch on one thing that might be offputting. See Penny is a vicar, so there is an element of religion in this series. However, its inclusion is in no way forced or placed to put religion in the minds of the reader. Penny White is one of the most relatable, down-to-earth funny people I’ve ever met, the type of person that shows the good in religion, unlike the negative press it only seems to get these days.
In case you haven’t already guessed, I adored this book. It was another great addition to the series. I can’t wait for the next one!
I was sent a copy of this book in exchange for an honest review.