A young girl. A diabolical gargoyle. A sacrifice to save the world. A smart young girl is unwillingly thrust into a frantic quest to save mysterious people and bizarre creatures from a deadly foe, determined to destroy everything--and everyone--she cares about. Thirteen-year-old Danielle had never thought of herself as adventurous until, alone, she must face two enormous gargoyles, Ercen and Kimar, and decide whether she trusts them. Was she kidnapped--as all the evidence indicates--or rescued from doom, like they say? Can she believe their assertion that she has a power to save the entire world from a diabolical gargoyle and his minions? How can a simple girl break the monstrous power of the key to the enemy's ghastly temple, crafted from the very soul of a broken, elderly woman? Danielle's epic journey will captivate readers as she confronts powerful threats, and finds perplexing friends along her dangerous path. With the help of a gargoyle names Lohxnahr, Danielle struggles against forces beyond her worst terrors. She must dig deep to find enough courage and resilience to challenge the rogue gargoyle commander of the renegade army, bent on seizing control of the human race. Full of wonder, suspense and adventure, this novel is a fun, page-turning fantasy that also asks serious questions about the true meaning of love, faith and friendship.
Brandon King is an award-winning author living in SW Idaho, not far from epic rock formations that find their way into his stories. While his stories are straight-up fantasy he, like favorite authors J. R. R. Tolkien and C. S. Lewis, infuses his novels with allegory for perceptive readers.
He intends The Gargoyle Chronicles to be a seven book series. With Books 1 and 2 published, and Books 3-5 nearing completion, his fans have many characters—human and otherwise—to love. Or fear.
Early on, my wife and I were told we'd never have children. It is a life-altering, emotionally disruptive thing to hear. We know the anguish that others go through that receive this news. As providence would have it, the doctors got it wrong. About a year later, we welcomed our sole child into the world. I often read to her while she was in the womb, and kept reading to her for many years. She's a true blessing, and not just to her parents. Her bubbling creativity includes drawing, music and video creation. But she especially likes to write. Her first novel (NeverSeen) was published when she was 17, under the pen name, Taylor Hunter. It garnered critical praise and several awards. Going to university delayed her 2nd novel for 4 years. But that will change this year. Rejoice! #proudfather #amwriting #fantasy #adventure #valentine #gratitude #daughtersrock #creativity
The Quest for the Temple Key
The greatest influence upon this story is Jessica, my daughter. Not only did I write it for her, in many respects the main character, Danielle, is based upon her. Jessica got wildly involved in this tale, making many excellent sketches of several characters and important scenes, including one that this cover design is based upon. To top it off, she contributed many plot ideas, twists and turns, as she’d eagerly read a chapter immediately after I’d completed it. I’m very grateful! And proud, too.