Thursday, January 8, 2015

Book "Rise of the Dragons" by Morgan Rice

About the Book: From #1 Bestselling author Morgan Rice comes a sweeping new epic fantasy series: RISE OF THE DRAGONS (KINGS AND SORCERERS—Book 1). Kyra, a 15 year old girl who dreams of following in her father’s footsteps and becoming a famed warrior, is a finer archer than all the others. As she grapples to understand her skills, her mysterious inner power, and what secret is being kept from her about her birth, she comes to realize that she is different than the others, and that hers is a special destiny.
But her people live under the thumb of oppressive noblemen, and when she comes of age and the local lord comes for her, her father weds her off to save her. Kyra, though, refuses, and she journeys out on her own, into the dangerous wood—where she encounters a wounded dragon and ignites a series of events that will change the course of 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 keeps back the army of Trolls to the north. On the other 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 have other plans, preparing 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.

About the Author: Morgan Rice is the #1 bestselling and USA Today bestselling author of the epic fantasy series THE SORCERER'S RING, comprising 17 books; of the #1 bestselling series THE VAMPIRE JOURNALS, comprising 11 books (and counting); of the #1 bestselling series THE SURVIVAL TRILOGY, a post-apocalyptic thriller comprising two books (and counting); and of the new epic fantasy series KINGS AND SORCERERS. Morgan's books are available in audio and print editions, and translations are available in over 25 languages.
The first book in Morgan's new epic fantasy series, RISE OF THE DRAGONS (KINGS AND SORCERERS--BOOK 1) is now published!
TURNED (Book #1 in the Vampire Journals), ARENA ONE (Book #1 of the Survival Trilogy), and A QUEST OF HEROES (Book #1 in the Sorcerer's Ring) are each available as a free download on Amazon.
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My Review: If you thought that there was no reason left for living after the end of the “Sorcerer’s Ring” series, you were completely wrong. Morgan Rice came up with what promises to be another brilliant series, where you can live the fantasies of trolls and dragons, and all the good ingredients that produce a very entertaining story, including valor, honor, courage, magic and faith in your destiny. The book “Rise of the Dragons” is the first book in the “Kings and Sorcerers” series. The easy and light writing style will hook you up from the very first page.
In this book we are introduced to our heroine Kyra, a 15 year old girl, who loves to fight like a warrior. She is trained by the best warriors that her father has in his castle. She is an excellent archer and her fighting skills are better than most of other men that work for her father. She has some mysterious power, but there is a secret about her birth that is kept from her. When an oppressive local lord comes for her, the only choice her father have is to wed her, but Kyra refuses and flees for a forest, where she finds a wounded dragon. She feels a strong connection with the dragon. Soldiers from the lord find both her and the wounded dragon and try to kill the dragon. In order to protect the dragon, she kills all of the lord’s soldiers, but a young boy escapes and notifies the lord. That triggers the beginning of a war.
In another parallel story, Alec is a young boy that volunteers to go in place of his lamed brother in the draft to go to protect The Flames, a place where there is a wall of flames preventing an army of Trolls to invade their land from the north.
In a third parallel story, Merk is a mercenary, hired to kill, but he is trying hard to change his lifestyle, seeking to become a Watcher of the Towers, people who guard the Sword of Fire, that keeps The Flames going on by magic.
I recommend this book to the permanent library of all readers that love to read a well written book, which will allow them to live a fantasy full of action. I can hardly wait to see how the story will develop from here and how our three heroes will have their fate entangled. The author managed again to produce a strong set of characters that make us cheer for them on every page we turn.

I received a copy of this book from the author and I was not requested to write a positive review. Opinion expressed here is my own.

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