December 26, 2012

Cryptogryph by Robert DenethonGryphonomicon

The Gryphonomicon series is set in a world much like our own, in 1851 in London. This is probably Robert Denethon’s most popular book thus far.

The story begins at the funeral of Jonathon and Amelia’s parents. They have been sent to live with their ward, Mr. Ravencaw, a strange, taciturn man. Puzzles and codes, and strange, cryptic clues, promise to lead them to the truth about what happened to their parents. And what was the strange machine in the basement for, that their father was working on? And what are the creatures Reverend Prettyfoot saw crouching like gargoyles atop the newly built, gothic Westminster Houses of Parliament?