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From the imagination of New York Times bestselling author, E.G. Foley, comes Book Three in The Gryphon Chronicles, a rollicking, adventure-filled historical fantasy series (with a hint of steampunk!) that's as much fun for grownups as it is for kids.The Pickpocket Who Inherited a GoldmineAfter his harsh beginnings as a rough-and-tumble orphan on the streets of London, JakeFrom the imagination of New York Times bestselling author, E.G. Foley, comes Book Three in The Gryphon Chronicles, a rollicking, adventure-filled historical fantasy series (with a hint of steampunk!) that's as much fun for grownups as it is for kids.The Pickpocket Who Inherited a GoldmineAfter his harsh beginnings as a rough-and-tumble orphan on the streets of London, Jake Everton takes his rightful place as the long-lost heir of an aristocratic family with magical powers – his personal quest, to follow in his slain parents’ footsteps as a Lightrider in the age-old battle of good versus evil. In the fantastical nooks and crannies of the Victorian Age, Jake and his friends (including his pet Gryphon!) find no shortage of adventure – righting magic-related wrongs, solving supernatural mysteries, and exploring wondrous new worlds.A Dark Presence…Something stalks a quaint town in the misty mountains of Wales, attacking humans and magic folk alike. Jake and his friends must get to the bottom of it – and in the land of deep, dwarven mines, the bottom can be very dark, indeed.“A wonderful novel in the same vein as Harry Potter, full of nonstop action, magical creatures, and the reality that was Queen Victoria’s England.” –The Reading Café...

Title : The Dark Portal
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ISBN : 18658853
Format Type : Kindle Edition
Number of Pages : 294 Pages
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The Dark Portal Reviews

  • BookLoversLife
    2018-12-30 22:40

    This series just gets better and better with each book! It's fast becoming one of my favourites, and indeed, on of my kids favourites! This one is a bit darker and scarier than the rest but I loved that! Jake finds himself in Wales this time, visiting his mine, when strange things start happening! One thing I love about these books is the settings. The authors manage to pick the perfect setting for each story. This is no different, Wales is a beautiful place, add in a spooky mine, small village and you have a winner!Jake once again is such an exceptional character. He struggles with a lot of things but always does his best. At first he struggles with his wealth and finds it hard to deal with, but because of his friends, he snaps out of it. The character development from a pickpocket to what he is now is phenomenal. The plot is, once again, amazing. As I said, it's a bit darker and scarier than the rest but I think it needed to be. Jake always finds himself in trouble so a little scary is needed! Even though it's darker, it doesn't loose its trade mark wit, that I've come to love! We still get the funny, we just have an added tenseness this time, which makes the story extraordinary.There isn't a lot more I can say about this without spoiling it, other than if you haven't read these books then you really need to! It has everything an amazing book needs! The authors have really captures my attention and my heart with these books and I can't recommend it enough! From it's fantastical creatures, to it's phenomenal writing, this is a must read for any age!! *I received a copy of this in exchange for an honest review. All thoughts and opinions are my own.*

  • Sheila
    2019-01-06 20:46

    THE DARK PORTAL is the 3rd book of THE GRYPHON CHRONICLES by E. G. Foley. This time Jake and the gang travel to Wales to see Jake's estate and gold mine. While there Jake sees ghosts who haunt the mine school. While the ghosts do not have much faith in Jake's abilities it is up to him to discover why there is a pall over the school and how to handle it. I enjoyed this story. I got caught up in it and wanted to know more of what was happening in Wales. I liked how more supernatural folk are introduced into the series. This time Jake meets the house brownies who take care of his estate when he is not there. He also meets the dwarves who mine the gold in his mine. There are also supernatural folk who Jake does not want to meet but does as he defends his friends and solves the mystery surrounding the school. I like how Jake has to make choices of when to reveal his magic and to whom. His reasoning is thoughtful and deliberate. He is growing up somewhat. Jake and his friends defending the unicorn herd in Wales is not something they take lightly. They know what is at stake and the importance of doing what is necessary. When Jake discovers another medium in town I like how he goes undercover (so to speak) to discover if the medium is a fraud. I also like how Jake has to swallow his outrage when she discovers who Jake is. I enjoy these people especially Jake, Archie, Dani, and Isabelle. They are kids but they are responsible and know their duty to protect others.

  • One-Click
    2019-01-06 20:32

    Audiobook Narration - Jamie du Pont MacKenzie - Really Good!Jamie is such a terrific storyteller and just perfect for this series. He has lots of great character voices, evil characters, pompous characters and great kid voices.This series continues to be a Fun listen and I'm still loving it. In this book, Jake and his cousins, along with Danni are in Wales, to visit his property and his new Gold Mine, but a tragic mining accident ends up being a little bit more than it appears. A dark mysterious specter is causing mayhem and has all the local ghosts in an uproar. The kids have some entertaining interactions with goblins and pixies and some not so fun battles against gargoyles and an evil wizard. Full of adventure, humor and a few dangerous bits, this is a really enjoyable series with lovable characters. Totally on board for the next in the series. I received a copy of this audiobook free of charge from Audiobookblast in exchange for an unbiased review.

  • My Book Addiction and More MBA
    2018-12-20 23:30

    THE GRYPHON CHRONICLES: THE DARK PORTAL by E. G. Foley is a fantastic Fantasy/Fiction/ Adventure for Young Readers, ages 10 & up set in Victorian era. #3 in "The Gryphon Chronicles" but can be read as a stand alone. However, I would suggest reading the other two in this series, only because it is an awesome series! See, "The Lost Heir" and "Jake and the Giant". An ex-pickpocket and orphan becomes an heir! Jake Everton, heir of Griffon finds himself and his friends in Wales,on this adventure, where something in attacking humans and the magic folk. Deep within a Dwarven mine,things go bump in the night, and good vs evil. Filled with yet more adventure for Jake and his friends. It also has Dwarfs, fairies, unicorns, mystery, magic, supernatural mysteries, and righting wrongs, Jake also wants to follow in his parents footsteps, and become a Lightrider. Oh yeah, have I mentioned he has a pet Gryphon! Jake's first year with a family for Christmas is coming up soon! What will be his next grand adventure, I wonder. I will have to keep reading to find out,I suppose. But do be warned, some parts may be a bit scary for younger readers,so if they are reading alone, check on them often. Well written with engaging characters, as the story continues you see new characters, with more magic and more adventures for Jake and his friends. If you enjoy Harry Potter, or maybe even Fairy Tales, you will enjoy "The Gryphon Chronicles". This is an awesome series, from the first book to this one, no mistaking this author's writing skills. What a fantastic job of storytelling as the adventure continues! I have enjoyed this series and look forward to the next grand adventure. Received for an honest review from the author.RATING: 4HEAT RATING: NONE to a bit scary,maybe,for younger readersREVIEWED BY: AprilR, Courtesy of My Book Addiction and More

  • Karen Patterson
    2018-12-18 22:39

    Although a kid's book, this adult enjoys Foley's books immensely. This one is the third in the series and while they are in the vein of Harry Potter, they aren't as intricate, long or dark. They are always a non-stop fun read, but I do wish the authors would give a little more time to some of their fabulous secondary characters and creatures they've created. This one contained many new additions, dwarves, pixies, brownies, gargoyles, and while they had a small amount of time, I think it would be fun to draw them more into the story, especially to help Jake and his entourage in their quests. Likewise, with the beautifully described Unicorns. Let's give Jake's cousin who is the gatekeeper and empath to the unicorns more and hear what they are thinking. More Teddy too please. He was a such a fierce little guy in the first book and it would be nice to see him strut his stuff again. Yes, these are minors points from an adult, but would put their books more in the league of HP and other YA fiction. Regardless, I will continue to read the series and keep enjoying the ride with Jake and his friends!

  • Jan
    2019-01-12 20:33

    Jake and friends expect a fine vacation in Wales visiting the family's mining operation. They meet the house brownies, dwarves, faeries, pixies, unicorns, a headless ghost, a local boarding school, and a villainous dead sorcerer. The publisher's summary will give you some basics, and no spoilers in this review. I just want you to know that there is a lot of adventure, magic, suspense, scary stuff, and a few hidden life lessons for the fellow who has had his whole life and world view upended. That would be Jake. He may be 12, but these novels are great for people of all ages. I guarantee that playing the story during a long journey will keep the whole carfull too engaged to squabble!Again, Jamie's performance brings it all to vivid life with his way of becoming the characters, not just simply narrating this super series.

  • pdarnold
    2018-12-28 23:44

    Review of audiobook format.Once again - Jamie du Pont MacKenzie - FANTASTIC! Perfect voices for this series.Jake, Danni, Archie and Isabelle are off to Wales for a bit of vacation as well as checking in on Jake's inherited gold mine. As is the usual case, all is not as it seems. Miners are dieing at the hands of some kind of monster, ghosts appearing to Jake are affraid and there's a mysterious fog ominously floating around. With help from the dwarves the group search for answers.Plenty of mystery and magic with lots of action and several mystical creatures such as pixies, tree goblins, gargoyles and unicorns. Another entertaining narration of another fun story. I love sharing thoughts about these books with my niece.

  • Lisabeth Lueninghoener
    2019-01-02 15:38

    The Lost Heir This is a wonderfully fun book (as are the rest in the series).  An orphan who has lived his life on the streets in Victorian England suddenly comes into some strange powers.  He has a wily and honest girl to keep him straight when things start to go crazy.  Soon he learns he is the lost heir to a title and a vast fortune that a crazy (but very philanthropic) uncle will do anything to keep. The book is fast-paced and includes a cast of lovable and unique characters.  Every child (or adult) will find a hero to identify with.  The series continues to be strong and enjoyable with the next two books.

  • Sorcered
    2019-01-08 18:54

    The third book in the series is darker in tone, with an immaterial nemesis that aims to regain his body by feeding off the life force of children and whose final meal is, you guessed it, an unicorn. Yes, the lazy Harry Potter rip-offs continue, which is extremely annoying as there's so much to like about the rest - the characters, the humor, the action sequences... Another weakness is the cheap answers for everything - a character is hurt? no problem, the gryphon's feather cures it. an enemy seems too powerful? no problem, equally powerful allies come to save the day. Deus ex machina situations abound, which is extremely annoying. Maybe kids won't have the same reaction, but I doubt it.

  • Earl Fam
    2019-01-12 23:36

    A couple parts of the book were a little scary to me as a kid, but it was a good book overall. The plot was as interesting as it was in the first two books. Some parts in this book involved the underworld and that was creepy to me. I gave the book 4 stars because some of the parts were scary, but to the series overall I would give 5 stars.

  • Jason Mccue
    2018-12-24 19:57

    Another great story to read with the kids. A wonderful adventure in the forests of Britain to see his gold mine and help the locals solve some strange mysteries. Kids love the characters, the pace, and the ability to visualize all that is going on in the third book from this series.

  • Sue
    2018-12-29 20:40

    I'm really enjoying this series.

  • Lee Ann
    2018-12-31 15:30

    Wonderful children's fantasy series!!

  • Suzie
    2019-01-12 21:49

    The 3rd book in the Gryphon Chronicles series. For my review of the series from book 1-4 (including book 3.5) go to book one.In summary, great series for young and old.

  • L. L.
    2019-01-13 15:45

    Yeah, I know...this is a book more for the younger genre...but I don't care; I love fantasy adventures, especially well written ones!! this one and the prededing volumes are a great read!

  • Melissa
    2019-01-12 17:51

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  • Mary
    2018-12-25 16:56

    This is just a fun light-hearted fantasy series. I enjoyed it!