The Mage Wars(2016)
(A book in the Valdemar : Mage Wars series)
An omnibus of novels by Larry Dixon and Mercedes Lackey
Set around three thousand years before the rest of the Valdemar series, this is the ancient history of Velgarth and the story of Skandranon Rashkae, a gryphon with gleaming ebony feathers, keen magesight and acute intelligence. He is the fulfillment of all that the Mage of Silence, the human sorcerer called Urtho, intended to achieve when he created these magical beings to be his champions, the defenders of his realm.
Used availability for Mercedes R Lackey's The Mage Wars
September 2016 : UK Paperback
September 2016 : Australia, UK Kindle edition