Book Review: The Gryphon & His Thief


Some Treasures are Priceless…

A long time ago, a Gryphon shifter’s duty was to guard and protect the people of the tribes, but Darrien Andros failed to keep his human wife safe from harm. Cursed for the crime, he must guard everything in the Museum of Cursed Antiquities forever, never to truly live and never to die. Centuries have passed, but when he encounters a thief, who uncannily resembles his dead wife, he is convinced he has a second chance.

Calli Angelis is hired to steal Hecate’s Stone from the Museum, believing she would be returning it to its rightful owner. She never really trusted the person who hired her and now Darrien makes her doubt her motives, too. He also has her questioning the possibility of reincarnation when the attraction between them ignites into something she can no longer ignore.

As the two work together to unravel the mysteries behind the stone, it becomes apparent an old and dangerous enemy from Darrien’s past is determined to have history repeat itself.


I enjoyed reading this book. The author is very talented with descriptions that really put me in the scene. Her work flowed smoothly and logically. I also thought she got the pacing right.

Her characters are interesting as well. One is a thief who specializes in returning stolen objects, and the other is a gryphon. I really disliked the bad guy in the book, which of course I was meant to. Great characterization there.

The chemistry between the hero/heroine was well-done and obvious, but the book wasn’t graphic. The author let us use our imagination. As well, she let the characters get to know one another (There’s something here I’d love to tell you, but I won’t.) in their own good time.

If you enjoy paranormal romance, you should put it on your list. It was a nice read.


About Elaine Cantrell

Elaine Cantrell was born and raised in South Carolina. She has a Master’s Degree in Personnel Services from Clemson University and is a member of Alpha Delta Kappa, an international honorary sorority for women educators. She is also a member of Romance Writers of America. Her first novel A New Leaf was the 2003 winner of the Timeless Love Contest and was published in 2004 by Oak Tree Press. When she isn't writing you can find Elaine playing with her dog or maybe collecting more vintage Christmas ornaments
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8 Responses to Book Review: The Gryphon & His Thief

  1. Patricia Kiyono says:

    I don’t usually read paranormal romance, but then, I’ve been reading more outside my comfort zone lately. A well-written book is always a great place to start. Thanks for sharing!


  2. This sounds interesting. Probably not something I would normally pick up but I think I’m going to give it a go.


  3. Jeff Salter says:

    This sounds very cool. I really like the premise.


  4. Anonymous says:

    “Museum of Cursed Antiquities”…reminds me of the Librarian movie trilogy,(I suppose they were books as well; I should look into that.) I do like a good paranormal,and althought I would not have picked thisone up,your glowing recommendation has my interest!


  5. “Museum of Cursed Antiquities” rather reminds me of the Librarian trilogy. I like the movies; I need to see if there are books.
    I do like a well-done paranormal, but I don’t think that I would have picked this one up, however, your glowing recommendation really has my interest!


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