Kerovan is the descendant of the ‘Old Ones’ as he was born with amber eyes and cloven hooves. He is different from everyone and he is valuable as well. Soon he is called upon to fight an evil that is threatening the entire kingdom.
The Crystal Gryphon by Andre Norton
Originally published: 1972
Author: Andre Norton
Preceded by: Year of the Unicorn
Genre: Speculative fiction
Followed by: Gryphon in Glory, Gryphon’s Eyrie, The Jargoon Pard