Rise of the Dragons (Kings and Sorcerers—Book 1) - Morgan Rice

Rise of the Dragons (Kings and Sorcerers—Book 1)

By Morgan Rice

  • Release Date: 2014-12-22
  • Genre: Fantasy
Score: 4.5
4.5
From 737 Ratings

Description

“If you thought that there was no reason left for living after the end of the Sorcerer’s Ring series, you were wrong. In RISE OF THE DRAGONS Morgan Rice has come up with what promises to be another brilliant series, immersing us in a fantasy of trolls and dragons, of valor, honor, courage, magic and faith in your destiny. Morgan has managed again to produce a strong set of characters that make us cheer for them on every page.…Recommended for the permanent library of all readers that love a well-written fantasy.” --Books and Movie Reviews, Roberto Mattos The #1 Bestseller! From #1 Bestselling author Morgan Rice comes a sweeping new epic fantasy series: RISE OF THE DRAGONS (KINGS AND SORCERERS—Book 1). Kyra, 15, dreams of becoming a famed warrior, like her father, even though she is the only girl in a fort of boys. As she struggles to understand her special skills, her mysterious inner power, she realizes she is different than the others. But a secret is being kept from her about her birth and the prophecy surrounding her, leaving her to wonder who she really is. When Kyra comes of age and the local lord comes to take her away, her father wants to wed her off to save her. Kyra, though, refuses, and she journeys out on her own, into a dangerous wood, where she encounters a wounded dragon—and ignites a series of events that will change the kingdom forever. 15 year old Alec, meanwhile, sacrifices for his brother, taking his place in the draft, and is carted off to The Flames, a wall of flames a hundred feet high that wards off the army of Trolls to the east. On the far side of the kingdom, Merk, a mercenary striving to leave behind his dark past, quests through the wood to become a Watcher of the Towers and help guard the Sword of Fire, the magical source of the kingdom’s power. But the Trolls want the Sword, too—and they prepare for a massive invasion that could destroy the kingdoms forever. With its strong atmosphere and complex characters, RISE OF THE DRAGONS is a sweeping saga of knights and warriors, of kings and lords, of honor and valor, of magic, destiny, monsters and dragons. It is a story of love and broken hearts, of deception, of ambition and betrayal. It is fantasy at its finest, inviting us into a world that will live with us forever, one that will appeal to all ages and genders. Book #2 in KINGS AND SORCERERS will be published soon. “RISE OF THE DRAGONS succeeds—right from the start…. A superior fantasy…It begins, as it should, with one protagonist's struggles and moves neatly into a wider circle of knights, dragons, magic and monsters, and destiny.…All the trappings of high fantasy are here, from soldiers and battles to confrontations with self….A recommended winner for any who enjoy epic fantasy writing fueled by powerful, believable young adult protagonists.” --Midwest Book Review, D. Donovan, eBook Reviewer

Reviews

  • This is awful.

    1
    By MrBillDD
    I assume this is meant for a much younger audience. I'd put the reading level at about 4th or 5th grade. One of the lines in this book (paraphrased): It was hot down here. Not just from all the sweating workers, but because of the streaks of lava criss-crossing the floor. One of the players was supposed to be striding across said floor at the time. Not in a hurry, either--just a leisurely stroll across the lava floor. It's been this awful since the beginning. I just kept hoping it would get better. It's gotten worse, if anything. Terrible, terrible writing. Awful. Barf.
  • Rise of the Dragons

    2
    By Ymmomfoeerht
    Too predictable, like it was rushed and cut to sell the sequels. It reads like the first chapters of a book
  • Kings and Sorcerers - Rise of the Dragon

    3
    By Review Reviewer
    This book is okay. The online version is full of typographical errors which is distracting. It's also reminiscent of so many of this genre - it's very predictable. Even having said that, it was okay. However, I would not pay to read the rest of the series.
  • Rise of the Dragons

    5
    By gklowe
    Great Story. It grabs you right from the start and you want more.
  • Exciting

    5
    By ReaderAddick
    If fantasy is in your forte, if you can't wait for the next adventure, for fighting for the right, dragons, magic, and excitement around every corner, this series is for you. Better than Lord of the Rings. Female power and not like Zena. Real.
  • Great start to the series!

    5
    By Dewgenz
    Very good! A little slow at first but storytelling picks up and grabs for an exciting read!
  • Poorly written. Horrible editing. Unfinished endings.

    1
    By This Gal
    Get ready to spend a lot of money for books that do not have a plot resolution, inconsistentcies where main characters are killed or die and then show back up in the next chapter or in the next book not because of a clever story line, but, because of sloppy writing. There are so many mistakes in this book that it continually detracts from the storyline which is mediocre at best and boring most of the time. Save your money for a better writer.
  • Good storytelling, hastily written and edited

    3
    By Nonbiri69
    Morgan Rice tells an interesting story, and clearly is a talented writer. At the same time, it is annoying to see the number of times the author repeats words and phrases, and the number of typos is appalling (e.g., "new" instead of "knew"). Maybe I am just too picky, but it becomes a real distraction from the story when there are issues like this on nearly every page. If they only charged $3 for the book, it would be different, but I can't help but feel like this was cranked out of a novel mill as quickly as possible, and that I was fleeced for what was otherwise an enjoyable story.
  • Good start, horrid book 4/5

    1
    By No H Pitt
    I liked books 1 and 2 and accepted book 3 as a filler (just repetitious drivel with liberal doses of deus ex machina in every chapter for every major character). But the worst came between book 4 and 5 making me drop the series, stop reading, allow myself some self-aggrandizing and pompous iBooks review, and giving this 1 star...the books aren't contiguous with one of the major characters (Kyle). The story became warped, repetitive, and forced. I do not recommend this series.
  • Poorly written

    1
    By Not pleased 07032016
    I can't say I was expecting much if this novel, but I was pretty shocked and disappointed with how poorly it was written. The emotions of the characters shift so often and the plot is disjointed (and often inconsistent) so it is hard to follow. On top of that, there are numerous typos that just serve to make the whole thing seem sloppily done. This book does not deserve the many stars that readers have given it up till now.