Songbird (GriffinSong Trilogy #1)

(3 customer reviews)

A twentieth century woman is lost in a fantasy world with nothing but the clothes on her back and her innate humanity. This is the story of her compelling need to redefine herself.

When Irenya O’Neil suffers a panic attack and falls into the realm of Dar Orien, a world with a failed MageGate system, she finds herself unable to return home to her infant son – she is trapped in a nightmare that tests her sanity.

Confronted with evidence that she possesses a Gift of power, Irenya attempts to control her fledgling talent through music. This could be her ticket home. But Irenya becomes mired in the civil unrest that has befallen Dar Orien. Sickened by the bloodshed and fearful for her own safety, Irenya is desperate to find her way home.

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Book Details

Weight 400 g
Dimensions 216 × 140 mm

288 pages







Release date

20 June 2020


Odyssey Books



About The Author

J Victoria Michael

J Victoria Michael

Judith Michael (J Victoria Michael) is a story-teller with an insatiable curiosity for other dimensions, time travel, and fantastical places. Her loves are music, mostly classical, and dance, from ballet to flamenco. Judith’s short stories have won various awards and have appeared in print and online. Born and raised in New Zealand, her imagination is indelibly drawn in pristine landscapes and dotted with fantasy castles. Judith lives in Melbourne, sharing her home and her somewhat neglected garden with a bossy ginger cat.

3 reviews for Songbird (GriffinSong Trilogy #1)

  1. Keren Heenan, author of Cleave, Griffith Review Novella Project 2019

    Two worlds collide in a compelling world-building tale that brings new light to difference and ability.

  2. Clare Reads Books (verified owner)

    In Songbird, the alternative universe is delightfully complex, characters have multiple motivations, and Irenya has to deal with her apparent Gift and the distrust of those around her.
    This is intelligent fantasy for grown ups, with strong characters and a fascinating plot. I’m waiting eagerly for the next instalment.

  3. Elisabeth Bromley

    Irenya O’Neil is a woman with a gift that’s longing to express itself, but it has been trampled down by a thousand life experiences and expectations. Who of us can’t relate? Irenya’s fermenting need to give voice to her gift sends her on a quest that she never chose… or did she? While it sits under the label of Speculative Fiction, the GriffinSong trilogy is much more. Songbird invites us into a transformative adventure and introduces us to a cast of gritty, sinister and alluring characters, and to the compelling citadels and wild places of Dar Orien. Reading this book is a visceral experience in feeling a woman’s power learning how to soar.

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