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The Ten Pinnacles

The Book

The Pursuit Book That Drags You Deeper Into the Realm of Gargoyles

From the multiple award-winning teen author Brandon King comes the first volume of his YA series inspired by the classic works of Tolkien, and the spirit of Riordan, Sanderson, Locke, Carr and Myers. Perfect for teens and young adult readers who yearn for contemporary epic fantasy adventures that remind them of Narnia and Middle Earth.

Will the Kinapping of Gargoyle Infants Finally Reveal the Hidden Gargoyle Kingdom to the Rest of the World?


By now, Danielle and her young friends have fought many battles against—and with—gargoyles all over the world. Yet it is clear that they are far from victory. At every turn, it seems as if their enemy only gets stronger. And more devious. Will they be able to rise to each new challenge…forever? She wonders, “When will our luck run out?”

So far their friendship has been strong enough to withstand the enormous hatred of their foe. But can it survive the growing distrust coming from the gargoyles they have fought alongside of and nearly died for? And how does “the Cult of Fires” fit in?

The Ten Pinnacles introduces infant gargoyles (“garglings”) as well as more cultures and races. Facing imminent invasion, the gargoyles of the Ten Pinnacles, home to Lord Kimar and his people, must declare their allegiance with… or against… the humans that have served them faithfully.

The Ten Pinnacles is the 3rd volume in The Gargoyle Chronicles series. It blends together Norse, YA, and NA genres.



Middle-Grade, YA and NA


Coming Sept 2022

If I would have had more than 15 minutes to read each night, I would have read it all in one sitting. So many interesting characters. Great idea for an appendix! Be sure to look at the appendix for the Gargoyle names as you are reading – that would have been helpful for me to keep the names straight. Plot was really good.

What’s Inside


Exciting plot twists




New characters


Creep humans


New places


MANY gargoyles 😮

Chapter 15:


~an excerpt

“What do you suggest?” Conomorg asked his friend.

Ita-Mudak squatted down on his haunches, his thick arms stretched across the tops of his knees. Immediately, he flipped his left hand over, laying it down on the ground. Using his talons like metal brooms he swept a large area clear of leaves, grass and pebbles. Clenching his right hand so that only his index finger’s talon stuck straight out, he began scrawling in the dirt. Quickly he laid out a tactical plan for retrieving their missing friends. Who would be positioned where, and how they would rescue such a large group from such a treacherous place.

“But how do you know for sure, Ita-Mudak?” Amy cried. “So much hangs in the balance! There are only 4 of you. Which isn’t to say that I don’t know each of you is worthy of nothing but my respect and gratitude, I’m sure, but…how can you know?”

“Amy,” Ita-Mudak replied, his voice low and soothing. “You perceived that I was hidden within the enemy’s encampment prior to your being brought there. What you may not understand fully is for how long.

Conomorg interrupted. “Ita-Mudak, do we have time for this? You were tasked with your mission when Lohxnahr left for Zarentil’s eyrie. Presuming you found the current lair of the enemy soon after, you were hidden there for many months, yes?”

“Truly,” his friend replied.

Stohlkrhym stiffened where he stood. “That is extraordinary, Ita-Mudak! It would be unlike anything in the history of our kind. Even greater than Osberg’s espying the dungeons of the Orill. His time of secrecy and stealth was measured in weeks—memorable and worthy of greatest praise. But yours!”

Ita-Mudak waved his hand, wishing his comrade to stop.

Trontheisk wouldn’t have it. “Dismiss it, if you will, my captain. Yet your exploits have no match, and will be memorialized and sung of for generations.”

Ita-Mudak sighed. “I adjure you, my brothers, to set these discussions aside for a time more fitting of it. What is important is not how long I remained hidden within the stronghold of Kahrnahrgx, but what I learned while there.”

Amy plopped down beside him, as if her legs failed her all at once. “Tell us,” she whispered. “Please tell us.”

“Some time ago, our High Priest came to me. He spoke of visions, of…premonitions,” Ita-Mudak replied, his eyes conveying the surprise and puzzlement that still remained now, from the conversation months earlier. “Lohxnahr made clear that he’d never accepted the arguments made by others, that the hybrid creation of our great foe was destroyed. ‘Ever has Kahrnahrgx been devious and scheming. Ever has he been full of plans. And ever has he been assisted by those who would reverse the way of things as commanded by the Maker,’ he said to me. Lohxnahr was loath to reveal the details of his vision, yet it was clear enough to me that his concern could not be any higher. So it was that he developed his own scheme. One of great risk and greater reward. One that demanded a level of craftiness unknown to us.”

“Keep going,” Amy pleaded.


Idaho Author Awards


North American Book Awards

A Great Read!

What a fun and exciting fantasy read. I loved the characters. This book had me thinking! I can’t wait to see where the author takes us in the next book! I am a fan!



I have always enjoyed reading Y.A. novels but this is one I would recommend to anyone and everyone who loves adventure and fantasy. This book is full of action and twists. It was an engaging and fast paced wonder.

I loved the way that Brandon melds a terrific story line with full, round characters and life lessons. This book covered everything from friendship to love and the true meanings of the words.

~Carson Wrublik

A Piece of Home

I was reminded of some of my favorite fiction stories as a kid. A young girl, through very ordinary means, stumbles across a world and a mystery of cosmic proportions. A quest begins, and it’s a battle between good and evil that spans both distance and time.

If you like John White (The Tower of Geburah series), Madeleine L’Engle (A Wrinkle in Time), or C.S. Lewis (Chronicles of Narnia), you’ll find yourself right at home in this series.

This book includes great characters, some good themes, and an epic climax. I’m looking forward to reading more.

~Clifford G. Wheeler

Exciting New Read for Teens!

This story weaves fantasy, history, and life lessons into an enjoyable narrative. As a reader, it was quite exciting to peer into the realm of gargoyles and imagine their purpose and lives. Brandon King takes a fresh look at these fantastical characters and presents us with an original perspective that causes us to reflect on our own perceptions of those who are different and what true friendship really is.

~Lori Knutson

Great Young Adult Read

Imagine being swept away from your ordinary life to a world where mythical creatures guard against evil and time and space are transcended. That’s what awaits the reader of this novel. An intriguing plot provides plenty of twists and turns as well as many edge-of-your-seat moments. This adventure, with its focus on family, hope, and courage, appeals to young and old alike. If you enjoyed The Chronicles of Narnia, you’ll love The Quest for the Temple Key.


Good Read

Every chapter ended with me salivating and wanting to know more. Read it in less then a week!!!! The next one comes out soon too.

~Jonathan Tallman

Diabolically Simple Yet Intricate Tale

The second book in this series finds Brandon King hitting his stride, and boy, is it a long stride. The interweaving tale that is continued from the first book ratchets up the suspense and intrigue to an intense level. It makes this tale a page turner that I couldn’t put down. And trying to guess who did what and how was as nerve-wracking as if I’d seen a real gargoyle. Many times, I called out, “You’ve got to be kidding me!” Then returned greedily to read what happened next.

While the ending was satisfying, it left me growling like Kimar for the third in this series.
With a final, “You have GOT to be kidding me!” as I read the last sentence, I closed this wonderful book.

~Renee Settle

Great Fantasy Story

In this story there are many intoxicating characters that I could relate too and grew fond of. In the world of good and bad, gargoyles and humans vs gargoyles, it is kept interesting with many cliff hangers. Brandon King has created a solid plot line that follows through in every chapter and that made it easy to follow along. With elaborate twist and turns that I didn’t see coming kept me on the edge of my seat. Along with everything else, the descriptions teleported me into the story along with the characters. This is a great book to read at any age.

~Savanna C. (7th grade fantasy lover)

Brandon King Has Done It Again!

Another brilliant book from Brandon King! 🙂 I loved this book as much as the first. It’s super creative and full of adventure. The characters are very relatable and the plot leaves you begging for more. I will recommend this book every day, even to my 25 and older friends 😉

~Carson Wrublik

A Gargoyle Good Read!

My 12 year old son recently read this book and here’s what he had to say about it…”I liked the concept of the gargoyle characters, even though I do not normally read fantasy books. I liked that some of the gargoyles were protectors. The book was very good!” (The book kept my sons interest and he was so excited to read it. He read it at home on the sofa instead of watching TV, he read it in the car instead of other books he could have chosen to read and he read it before going to bed each night. A captivating book.)


Transports the Reader

Brandon King’s latest teen novel rushes his characters into a new arena where they continue to grow up in front of the reader’s eyes. With each turn of the page, readers are left questioning who to trust and worried about just what twists and turns the story will take next. For teen readers and gargoyle fans alike this is a fast-paced, fun read that transports the reader to both another time and a world where a whole new realm of possibilities exists.

~Lori Knutson

Attention Narnia and Hogwarts Fans!

A thrilling and exciting read, expertly told by Brandon King. Readers of all ages will enjoy the continuing adventures of Danielle and her friends & family, as they struggle to unravel the mystery of a new gargoyle threat. Will keep you reading late into the night, and have you craving more stories with these characters. Quality entertainment.

~Peter G

If You Like Fantasy...

Interesting characters, lots of twists and turns. Uncertainty about what comes next keeps you reading! If you like fantasy, Brandon King doesn’t disappoint!

~Gretchen McNamara

the Author

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Brandon King lives in Southwest Idaho, near to the kinds of mountains his gargoyles like to call home. He shares his home with his wife (who is also an author) and two aging cats. He’s enjoyed several careers throughout his life, but his great love is writing.
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