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Tuesday, March 11, 2014

Book "A Quest of Heroes" by Morgan Rice

About the Book: Bestselling author Morgan Rice comes the debut of a dazzling new fantasy series. A QUEST OF HEROES (BOOK #1 IN THE SORCERER’S RING) revolves around the epic coming of age story of one special boy, a 14 year old from a small village on the outskirts of the Kingdom of the Ring. The youngest of four, the least favorite of his father, hated by his brothers, Thorgrin senses he is different from the others. He dreams of becoming a great warrior, of joining the King’s men and protecting the Ring from the hordes of creatures on the other side of the Canyon. When he comes of age and is forbidden by his father to try out for the King’s Legion, he refuses to take no for an answer: he journeys out on his own, determined to force his way into King’s Court and be taken seriously.
But King’s Court is rife with its own family dramas, power struggles, ambitions, jealousy, violence and betrayal. King MacGil must choose an heir from amongst his children, and the ancient Dynasty Sword, the source of all their power, still sits untouched, waiting for the chosen one to arrive. Thorgrin arrives as an outsider and battles to be accepted, and to join the King’s Legion.
Thorgrin comes to learn he has mysterious powers he does not understand, that he has a special gift, and a special destiny. Against all odds he falls in love with the king’s daughter, and as their forbidden relationship blossoms, he discovers he has powerful rivals. As he struggles to make sense of his powers, the king’s sorcerer takes him under his wing and tells him of a mother he never knew, in a land far away, beyond the Canyon, beyond even the land of the Dragons.
Before Thorgrin can venture out and become the warrior he yearns to be, he must complete his training. But this may be cut short, as he finds himself propelled into the center of royal plots and counterplots, ones that may threaten his love and bring him down—and the entire kingdom with him.
With its sophisticated world-building and characterization, A QUEST OF HEROES is an epic tale of friends and lovers, of rivals and suitors, of knights and dragons, of intrigues and political machinations, of coming of age, of broken hearts, of deception, ambition and betrayal. It is a tale of honor and courage, of fate and destiny, of sorcery. It is a fantasy that brings us into a world we will never forget, and which will appeal to all ages and genders.

About the Author: Morgan is author of the #1 Bestselling THE SORCERER'S RING, a new epic fantasy series, currently comprising twelve books and counting, which has been translated into several languages. The newest title, A LAND OF FIRE (#12) is now available!
Morgan Rice is also author of the #1 Bestselling series THE VAMPIRE JOURNALS, comprising ten books (and counting), which has been translated into many languages.
Morgan is also author of the #1 Bestselling ARENA ONE and ARENA TWO, the first two books in THE SURVIVAL TRILOGY, a post-apocalyptic action thriller set in the future.
Among Morgan's many influences are Suzanne Collins, Anne Rice and Stephenie Meyer, along with classics like Shakespeare and the Bible. Morgan lives in New York City.
Please visit www.morganricebooks.com to find links to stay in touch with Morgan via Facebook, Twitter, Goodreads, the blog, and a whole bunch of other places. Morgan loves to hear from you, so don't be shy and check back often!

My Review: This is a wonderful start of a series that promise to be very exciting. Here we have a young boy (Thorgrin) from a poor family in the country trying to follow his heart and going against his father's will into the Court of his Kingdom to become a member of the King's Legion, the almighty warriors that defend the Ring against all enemies. But his journey is not simple. He makes a lot of enemies upon his arrival and he falls in love with the king's daughter. While trying to figure out who he is and where he belongs, some strange power emerge from him and suddenly he becomes very popular and a protegee from the king. But this is just the beginning of his adventures. This book has all the ingredients to be an instant success, like plots, counterplots, mysteries, valiant knights, beautiful women and a blossom relationship with broken hearts, deception and betrayal. 
I recommend this book to the permanent library of all readers that appreciate a fantasy tale, in a package that is guarantee to satisfy all ages and keep you entertained for hours. It took me about 12 hours to read the whole book. 
I bought this book from amazon.com and opinion expressed here is my own.

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