The vivid mysteries of Griffin Moss and Sabine Strohem continue to beguile and unwind in Alexandria, another illustrated novel from the dexterous pen of author and artist Nick Bantock New participants include Matthew Sedon, an archaeologist specializing in Egyptian antiquities, and Isabella de Reims, an enchanted Parisian student immersed in new age visions If you haven t previously encountered Bantock s movable epistolary feasts, treat yourself to the recovered library of Alexandria


10 thoughts on “Alexandrie: Où se dévoile l’extraordinaire correspondance de Sabine et Griffon

  1. Sarah Bodney Sarah Bodney says:

    What a joy it was to discover these 6 books some 20 years after the first in the series was published I don t understand how I could have missed them for so long I can only assume it was Frolatti s doing.The Gryphon and Alexandria arrived in the mail today Now I have to wait for The Morning Star to arrive from a second hand book seller on the East coast I can t stand it I could be waiting weeks for that Star to rise It is like waiting for a postcard from a lover far away and in danger.


  2. Jean Fendick Jean Fendick says:

    I read griffin and sabine many years ago and found this one in the thrift store the other day I don t remember the whole story but loved the idea of reading personal correspondence and unfolding each letter I don t write or receive many handwritten letters these days it s a pity Just finished and realized I read it out of order but really I don t feel the need to read the books I missed in the series The idea is nice but the story didn t really capture me.


  3. Kaila Kaila says:

    Hello I am a series that lost its magic how are you


  4. Janet Janet says:

    I LOVE THESE I m reading out of order I m afraid but I can t wait until book 4 arrives So I ll just have to read them all again in order So good.


  5. Amber Ditullio Amber Ditullio says:

    Note This review covers all three books in the series The Gryphon , Alexandria and The Morning Star The Morning Star Trilogy is the second trilogy of books regarding Griffin and Sabine But this time, Griffin and Sabine are in the background, guiding another pair of lovers together in an effort to stop Frolatti from some horrible plot In the forefront of this story are Matthew Sedon, a young archaeologist in Alexandria with a connection to Sabine she helped deliver him and Isa Note This review covers all three books in the series The Gryphon , Alexandria and The Morning Star The Morning Star Trilogy is the second trilogy of books regarding Griffin and Sabine But this time, Griffin and Sabine are in the background, guiding another pair of lovers together in an effort to stop Frolatti from some horrible plot In the forefront of this story are Matthew Sedon, a young archaeologist in Alexandria with a connection to Sabine she helped deliver him and Isabella de Reims, a student in Paris and Matthew s lover Isabella often has waking dreams, views into the psyche of the world The letters are primarily between Matthew and Isabella, though Sabine does contact Matthew on occasion and Griffin keeps in contact with Isabella There are shades of the beginnings of Griffin and Sabine s romance within these correspondence primarily with Matthew s doubts regarding Sabine.Unlike the previous trilogy, there isof a sense of menace with this trilogy There is active evil in the unseen Frilotti and his cohorts But getting Matthew to understand the seriousness of what is happening within the first book is a large part of the first book.I ll be honest The second trilogy fell flat with me It still had the beautiful artwork of the first trilogy, but the magic wasn t quite there I think the addition of the next generation just didn t work as well My husband, of course, thinks I m crazy as he loved them as much as the first trilogy But for me, Griffin and Sabine had a simplicity beneath the complications of their circumstance Something primal about the connection and the love they shared But adding Matthew and Isabella complicated that And it just didn t sit as right with me.The series was ok worth reading at least once But it didn t, in my mind, live up to the magic of the first trilogy


  6. Hotavio Hotavio says:

    Alexandriaperpetuates the story of Griffin and Sabine, two lovers who amalgamated to become the Golden Mean Their existence becomesperplexing as they are clearly cognates of two other lovers, Matthew and Isabelle An enigma begins to unravel as dreams become interpreted and a major archealogical find is unearthed in Egypt Meanwhile, the series antagonist is back in force The art is this book wasenjoyable the most of the other books A majority of it uses Egyptian imagery and sym Alexandriaperpetuates the story of Griffin and Sabine, two lovers who amalgamated to become the Golden Mean Their existence becomesperplexing as they are clearly cognates of two other lovers, Matthew and Isabelle An enigma begins to unravel as dreams become interpreted and a major archealogical find is unearthed in Egypt Meanwhile, the series antagonist is back in force The art is this book wasenjoyable the most of the other books A majority of it uses Egyptian imagery and symbols I also enjoyed the references to Ptolemaic Egypt and its cross culturism I am eager to see how the cultural polarism revealed in the archeological find relates to whaty is going on in the world of these characters At the same time, this is the fifth of these books that I have read and I am eager to cap the series off Luckily, new aspects become introduced which serve to keep my interest


  7. Camilla Camilla says:

    So. Yeah. I have no idea what to say here..I really hope the last one in the series gives me some kind of an ending, to this crazy story, that I ll understand and yeah well, just an ending I ll understand. lolI thought the first 3 books were kind of amazing, these last two though. The story is getting weirder by every postcard you read. I still love the format of the books though. Amazing artwork


  8. Sarah Sarah says:

    These books are strange, but for some reason I keep reading them I did not enjoy this book as much as the others I loved how the majority of it took place in Egypt and the artwork was fabulous as always, but the letters were a tad boring I am hoping that the final book has a good ending and that I am not disappointed.


  9. Spencer Spencer says:

    This whole series is exceptional, gorgeous, and romantic, both to read and to look at Read his first trilogy many, many years ago, and have been enchanted ever since I think this is what books like Ship of Theseus and even the Da Vinci Code are trying desperately to emulate, and failing catastrophically A perfect escape


  10. Gv Gv says:

    Beautiful story, so very poetic Apparently part of a series I just bought the previous part , but it stands alone quite well And most of all, this is a beautiful books, the illustrations, the letters that you can unfold everything perfectly crafted Loved it