Gift of Griffins (#2)

Previous: Halls of Law

The second book in the Faraman Prophecy epic fantasy series returns to a world of military might and magical Talents as Kerida Nast continues the quest to save her nation.

Kerida Nast and her companions have succeeded in finding Jerek Brightwing, the new Luqs of Farama, and uniting him with a part of his Battle Wings, but not all their problems have been solved. Farama is still in the hands of the Halian invaders and their Shekayrin, and it’s going to take magical as well as military strength to overcome them. 

Unexpected help comes from Bakura, the Princess Imperial of the Halians, whose Gifts have been suppressed.  As the Voice of her brother the Sky Emperor she has some political power over the Halian military, and she will use it to aid the Faramans, if Kerida can free her from what she sees as a prison. But whether Kerida can help the princess remains to be seen. If she succeeds, Bakura may prove their salvation. But should Kerida fail, all may be lost….


“In GIFT OF GRIFFINS, V. M. Escalada continues to show her talent [...] weaving together well crafted characters and a beautifully textured, intricate, magically real world. You feel the wind in your face and the ground beneath your feet.”

Bookwyrm Reader

“Escalada (again) puts the ever-controversial theme of women in power and a woman being a power front and center as she weaves together a tale of political drama, changing social hierarchies, and Ker’s personal struggle to reconcile her desires with the direction of the empire in a fast-paced read that takes some serious digs at the patriarchy. GIFT OF GRIFFINS is a second installment that wastes little time setting its characters into the thick of things.”

TG Geeks

“There’s plenty more to love here in the plotting and pacing [...] GIFT OF GRIFFINS deepens and expands the Faraman Prophecy universe.”

Skiffy and Fanty

“[The Faraman Prophecy] tells a fun, and engaging story. I’d be happy to read more about these characters and the world they inhabit because it seems like Escalada has only scratched the surface of the world and these characters.”


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