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A new novel from the author of War of the Second Iteration.

Of all the worlds in the multiverse, Adrathea is the last David Render would willingly revisit. What happened there broke his heart and drove him to retire from the UN Multiverse Survey. To hang up his sword forever.

Then Treyvar of the Alvehn brings disturbing news. Adrathea is in peril, and David's old comrade needs his help to stop a rogue Alvehn from usurping the throne and ruling the planet forever as an immortal tyrant. To set things right, David must return to the one place he never wants to see again.

But Adrathea is a world to which David's fate is bound by the most intimate of ties. He has no choice. Adrathea calls, and he must answer.

The Gryphon Stone
The Autobiography of David K. Render, Colonel, UNMS Retired
by Thomas Watson



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The Gryphon Stone

When the ancient partnership between gryphons and humans is compromised, the alternate Earth called Adrathea becomes a world in peril. Only David Render and Treyvar of the Alvehn can save it.

But Adrathea is the one world of the multiverse David never wants to see again. If Adrathea calls, will he answer?

 

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From both the left and the right, armed men with the sign of the Regent on their tabards rushed toward us. Rifles were raised, but a voice from the group on our right shouted, "Alive! Take them alive!" The words carried through the noise of battle as if amplified. The shout had come from a short, stout fellow dressed in the pseudo-Edwardian style we'd seen in Morvain. Around his neck was a gold chain with heavy links, supporting a pale blue stone.

It was the empathy bridge. The Gryphon Stone.

The Regent paused and the troops with him, all of them with the wide-shouldered look of Moj, came at us. From the other side came the shouted order to stand; they would let the Moj handle us, it seemed.

"Trey, it's been a privilege," I shouted.

"You always say that at times like this!"

I looked at Sid and saw a crazed grin on her face. The Alvehn blade that had claimed her suddenly lit up with a flash like lightning, and with a wild cry she rushed our foes. Trey and I were less than a step behind her, and so fierce was the light from our swords that the Moj actually hesitated.

We never got there.

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Of all the worlds in the multiverse, Adrathea is the last David Render would willingly revisit. What happened there broke his heart and drove him to retire from the UN Multiverse Survey. To hang up his sword forever.

Then Treyvar of the Alvehn brings disturbing news. Adrathea is in peril, and David's old comrade needs his help to stop a rogue Alvehn from usurping the throne and ruling the planet forever as an immortal tyrant. To set things right, David must return to the one place he never wants to see again.

But Adrathea is a world to which David's fate is bound by the most intimate of ties. He has no choice. Adrathea calls, and he must answer.

 

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Okay Thomas...

I go check this out...

You reviews sounds really interesting...

 

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When the ancient partnership between gryphons and humans is compromised, the alternate Earth called Adrathea becomes a world in peril. Only David Render and Treyvar of the Alvehn can save it.

But Adrathea is the one world of the multiverse David never wants to see again. If Adrathea calls, will he answer?

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When the ancient partnership between gryphons and humans is compromised, the alternate Earth called Adrathea becomes a world in peril. Only David Render and Treyvar of the Alvehn can save it.

But Adrathea is the one world of the multiverse David never wants to see again. If Adrathea calls, will he answer?

 

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I've seen plenty of gryphons in my time, but this one was exceptional. She was magnificent! And she was, in fact, the gryphon who had spoken to me the night of the manticore attack. The youngster was the gryphon Sid and I had set free.

They waited for us to make a move.

"Gryphon friend," Trey whispered.

A shiver went up my spine. "Right. I've got this." I stepped forward to meet her. The sword on my back was quiet; it detected no threat. That was reassuring. If these gryphons were hostile, my life was about to end. I walked forward anyway, realizing as I did that if it was my death they wanted, I would probably be dead already. Trey and Sid followed, one step back, trusting my judgment in the matter. I stopped us just out of reach of an easy lunge, unbuckled my sword, and set it on the ground. Using forms remembered from years past, I stepped over the sword and held my hands out to each side, empty. "Let there be peace between us."

One of the vanguard gryphons, a handsome golden brown, black-maned fellow who still had the mostly red eyes of youth, hissed something I didn't catch. The matriarch turned her head and glared at him, but didn't make a sound. He swiftly lowered his head in submission.

"There is peace between us," she said in that hissing, sibilant version of human speech the gryphons can manage. Looking the other way, she addressed the youngest gryphon. "This is truly the one?"

"Yes, Mother," he replied. "This is the man who set me free. That woman was with him. The Alvehn was not there."

She looked straight at me, the pupils of her ruddy-gold eyes like polished obsidian. "You saved the life of my child," she said. "For that I must give thanks, though I do wonder why you did so."

"It was the right thing to do, Matriarch," I replied. So this was her child? "I knew his fate would be a terrible one. I couldn't allow it to happen."

"You told him you are Daffyd Outworlder, returned at last."

"I spoke the truth, Matriarch. I am that man." I gestured to my right and then my left. "My companions are Treyvar Olvanak of the Alvehn, and Sidraytha of the Isles of Wulde." They both bowed to her.

There was a pause, then the gryphon said, "I am..." What was said then was in gryphon speech, and transcribing that is difficult. Think the cries of eagles mixed with the warbles of song birds and the roar of a lion. That I've learned to understand any of it at all is one of the things that earned me my status with these creatures, on Adrathea at least. And I understood enough of what she said that I immediately went down on one knee and bowed my head to show proper respect in the human fashion. Trey did the same, as did Sid, albeit a heartbeat slower, since she almost certainly didn't understand what the gryphon had said.

The phrase holy [crap] reverberated through my mind.

This wasn't just the Matriarch of a single gryphon line. She was the Matriarch of all the gryphons.

She was their Queen!
 

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Of all the worlds in the multiverse, Adrathea is the last David Render would willingly revisit. What happened there broke his heart and drove him to retire from the UN Multiverse Survey. To hang up his sword forever.

Then Treyvar of the Alvehn brings disturbing news. Adrathea is in peril, and David's old comrade needs his help to stop a rogue Alvehn from usurping the throne and ruling the planet forever as an immortal tyrant. To set things right, David must return to the one place he never wants to see again.

But Adrathea is a world to which David's fate is bound by the most intimate of ties. He has no choice. Adrathea calls, and he must answer.

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From both the left and the right, armed men with the sign of the Regent on their tabards rushed toward us. Rifles were raised, but a voice from the group on our right shouted, "Alive! Take them alive!" The words carried through the noise of battle as if amplified. The shout had come from a short, stout fellow dressed in the pseudo-Edwardian style we'd seen in Morvain. Around his neck was a gold chain with heavy links, supporting a pale blue stone.

It was the empathy bridge. The Gryphon Stone.

The Regent paused and the troops with him, all of them with the wide-shouldered look of Moj, came at us. From the other side came the shouted order to stand; they would let the Moj handle us, it seemed.

"Trey, it's been a privilege," I shouted.

"You always say that at times like this!"

I looked at Sid and saw a crazed grin on her face. The Alvehn blade that had claimed her suddenly lit up with a flash like lightning, and with a wild cry she rushed our foes. Trey and I were less than a step behind her, and so fierce was the light from our swords that the Moj actually hesitated.

We never got there.

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