The Rise of the Griffins


A Young Adult Fantasy novel, ages 12 and up.


“Never take off your amulet. It is the only thing

protecting you now.”

Hale wants to heed his sister’s warning, spoken through bloody teeth, but he cannot hide from destiny. Losing the amulet sends Hale into a violent, magical world that reveals the truth: he isn’t a human at all, but a griffin with supernatural talents.

While Hale struggles to fit into his new role as a griffin, he finds an ally in Bayo, the all-powerful Griffin King and the leader of the Griffin Clan. Hale doesn’t know why Bayo has taken such a keen interest in him, or why the king seems strangely familiar, but as they grow closer, Hale can’t deny their connection.

Desperate for answers, Hale begins looking into why he and many other young griffins were brought to the Griffin Clan, as well as the truth about his family and his connection with King Bayo.

Soar into Hale: The Rise of the Griffins, a world full of magnificent shapeshifters, manipulative telepaths, a soul-stealing witch, woodland demons, nymphs, a young prophet, and the vessel of a man-killing siren.

Main Bisac: FIC009020/ Epic Fantasy


 “Readers seeking more than a formula fantasy story who look for stories of transformation, courage, conflict, and survival will find all these elements and more.”

-Midwest Book Review


"A suspenseful adventure novel with a unique world and compelling characters that will appeal to any fantasy reader looking for a story with plenty of depth and action."

-Literary Titan

"An escapist dream, Hale: The Rise of the Griffins is a full-circle coming-of-age story filled with dynamic theatrics and tantalizing twists!"

-Indies Today

"From the nuanced characters to the mesmerizing prose, from the unexpected plot twists to the robust conflict, J.K. Noble weaves a yarn that has solid grips on the reader."

- The Book Commentary