Year of the Griffin (Paperback)
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Short Description for Year of the Griffin Eight years after the end of Mr. Chesney's offworld Pilgrim Parties, as seen in "Dark Lord of Derkholm", Wizards University is in a shambles. Wizard Derk's griffin daughter Elda and her fellow first-year students encounter tyrannical tutors, boring lectures, and terrible rectory food. But things get even worse when the University sends a letter to each of their families begging for funds.
- Published: 07 August 2001
- Format: Paperback 390 pages
- ISBN 13: 9780064473354 ISBN 10: 006447335X
- Sales rank: 43,710
Full description for Year of the Griffin
It is eight years after the tours from offworld have stopped. High Chancellor Querida has retired, leaving Wizard Corkoran in charge of the Wizards' University. Although Wizard Corkoran's obsession is to be the first man on the moon, and most of his time is devoted to this project, he decides he will teach the new first years himself in hopes of currying the favor of the new students' families--for surely they must all come from wealth, important families--and obtaining money for the University (which it so desperately needs). But Wizard Corkoran is dismayed to discover that one of those students--indeed, one he had such high hopes for, Wizard Derk's own daughter Elda--is a hugh golden griffin, and that none of the others has any money at all.Wizard Corkoran's money-making scheme backfires, and when Elda and her new friends start working magic on their own, the schemes go wronger still. And when, at length, Elda ropes in her brothers Kit and Blade to send Corkoran to the moon . . . well . . . life at the Wizards' University spins magically and magnificently out of control.This breathtakingly brilliant sequel to Dark Lord of Derkholm is all one would expect from this master of genre.