HALE: The Rise of the Griffins
The 2022 Gertrude Warner Book Awards Finalist
The Gertrude Warner Book Awards recognize emerging new talent and outstanding works in Middle Grade Fiction. The Gertrude Warner Book Awards is a division of the Chanticleer International Book Awards (The CIBAs).
The Gertrude Warner Book Awards competition is named for Gertrude Chandler Warner, the wonderful author of The Boxcar Children.
The dialogue is fresh, and the writing is lyrical and intricate. Hale is a truly original, well-crafted main character. Also, Bayo is a thoroughly bad villain. If you like dynamic fantasy novels that aren’t afraid to go to the dark side at times, “Hale: The Rise of the Griffins” by JK Noble is a must-read."
Midwest Book Review
"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 in Hale: The Rise of the Griffins. It's a story which will appeal to all YA fantasy fans, especially those who will find these interconnected adventures thoroughly engrossing."
HALE: The Prophet's Journal
Midwest Book Review, Children's Bookwatch
"All ages will appreciate the ghosts, mysteries, and struggles which continue to evolve, involve, and consume Hale, his family, and those around him. The blend of fast-paced action, multifaceted characters and purposes, and more developing details about the Griffin clan and their world makes for a satisfying sequel that should be in any collection seeing patron interest in Hale: The Rise of the Griffins."
"J.K. Noble has cemented herself as a must-read author for high-fantasy enthusiasts, crafting a world that resonates with vibrancy and intrigue."