Gryphon's Eyrie

A novel by Andre Norton and A.C. Crispin. Sequel to Gryphon in Glory, Dragon Scale Silver & Sword of Unbelief.
Volume 3 in the Gryphon trilogy. Followed by Songsmith.

Publishing History

Paperback, Tor, 248pp., ISBN: 0 812 54736 5, 1984


Timeline Notes1

  1. p1. Prologue
  2. p7. The Prologue which relates the events of The Crystal Gryphon and Gryphon in Glory is attributed to "Eydryth, Songsmith". 2
  3. p9. 1 Joisan
  4. p23. 2 Kerovan
  5. p29. Three years ago Joisan told Kerovan he couldn't leave her behind.3
  6. p45. 3 Joisan
  7. p56. This winter past - Were-riders brides of High Hallack brought to Arvon. 4
  8. p63. 4 Kerovan
  9. p89. 5 Joisan
  10. p92. Joisan pregnant - due at Midwinter Feast.5
  11. p113. 6 Kerovan
  12. p135. 7 Joisan
  13. p156. Joisan (narration): "Now, studying him, I was struck by the remembrance that Kerovan was but one and twenty years of age." 6
  14. p163. 8 Kerovan
  15. p185. 9 Joisan
  16. p195. Met Elys and Jervon three years ago. 7
  17. p203. 10 Kerovan
  18. p231. 11 Joisan
  19. p237. 12 Kerovan
  20. p245. 13 Joisan


Year Since the Betrayal Year Name Event
(Year of the Gryphon3) Meetings with Jervon & Elys and Herrel
Year of the Fire Drake
Year of the Hornet
Year of the Unicorn Kerovan & Joisan are drawn to Car Garudwyn, meet the Kioga, free Elys, Jervon & Sylvia from That Which Runs the Ridges


  1. Page numbers refer to Tor edition
  2. We discover in Songsmith that this is the name of of Elys & Jervon's daughter. The Prologue then must take place many years after the rest of Gryphon's Eyrie.
  3. See: Gryphon in Glory. This takes place in the Year of the Gryphon.
  4. See: Year of the Unicorn
  5. AKA Winter Solstice. (See: The Toads of Grimmerdale, Year of the Unicorn & Amber out of Quayth) Which means she conceived sometime in the spring of The Year of the Unicorn shortly before this story begins.
  6. This is incorrect. JOISAN is 21 years old by this point if you cross reference the years of the Invasion between The Crystal Gryphon, Dragon Scale Silver, The Toads of Grimmerdale, and Year of the Unicorn (her birthday is around "harvest time"). Since Kerovan is 2 years older than her he would be 23 at least (possibly 24 if his birthday is in the spring). Even if The Crystal Gryphon and Gryphon in Glory are meant to take place months after one another Kerovan is 19 and Joisan is 17 in the Year of the Leopard and will be 20 and 18 in the Year of the Gryphon, it's only just barely possible to squeak them in as 23 and 21 at the beginning of the Year of the Unicorn (three years after the Year of the Gryphon).
  7. See: Gryphon in Glory
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