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

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

by Morgan Rice

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"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.

Just as Kyra is coming of age, the local lord comes to take her away. Her father wants to wed her off to save her. Kyra, though, refuses, and she quests 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 paranormal 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, romantic saga of knights and warriors, of kings and lords, of honor and valor, of magic, action, adventure, destiny, sorcery, 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 is also now available!

"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

Product Details

BN ID: 2940150287495
Publisher: Morgan Rice
Publication date: 12/22/2014
Series: Kings and Sorcerers , #1
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
Sales rank: 1,894
File size: 10 MB

About the Author

Morgan Rice is the #1 bestselling and USA Today bestselling author of the epic fantasy series THE SORCERER’S RING, comprising seventeen books; of the #1 bestselling series THE VAMPIRE JOURNALS, comprising twelve books; of the #1 bestselling series THE SURVIVAL TRILOGY, a post-apocalyptic thriller comprising three books; of the epic fantasy series KINGS AND SORCERERS, comprising six books; and of the new epic fantasy series OF CROWNS AND GLORY. Morgan’s books are available in audio and print editions, and translations are available in over 25 languages.

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) and RISE OF THE DRAGONS (Kings and Sorcerers—Book #1) are each available as a free download on Barnes & Noble!

Morgan loves to hear from you, so please feel free to visit www.morganricebooks.com to join the email list, receive a free book, receive free giveaways, download the free app, get the latest exclusive news, connect on Facebook and Twitter, and stay in touch!

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Rise of the Dragons (Kings and Sorcerers--Book 1) 4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 181 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
The only thing that I wish was different is that I wish all the books were out.
Yarcadian More than 1 year ago
I agree with the first two posts that the new series is going to be great and that I wish there were already more of them to read.  So get to work Morgan...we're waiting.  LOL
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
great first book! fantastic start to a great new series!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I love fantasy stories and the characters made me interested in what would happen to them, but the writing and proof reading were terrible! I know fantasy writing is not reality, but so many things just didn't make any sense. Does the author have any idea of what a few feet really looks like? I am also someone who has a very hard time not finishing a story so I wasted my money and bought the whole series! They were not particularly expensive books, but all of them were less than 200 pages and the whole series could have easily fit in one book for less than the over $20 I spent! The only good things I can say are that the constant conflicts and peril made these short books a very quick read. This is the first time I have written a review like this, but I wanted other readers to be warned about what they were getting into!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Anyone heard of filler? That's exactly what this book is, the author likes to rehash the same thing on the same two pages it's very redundant . And far too many storylines to make this coherent. I had to give up reading it, it was so bad.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I know it's fantasy, but please try to read what you've written before you publish it. The guards patroling a 50 mile wall of flame are carrying torches??? What?!? I gave up after that.
TheSaintly More than 1 year ago
ABSOLUTELY FANTASTIC. The plot line and characters are very well developed and this is what I expect from Morgan Rice. From page 1 to the end, my attention was riveted and I can hardly wait to read the next in the series, Rise of the Valiant. If you have not yet read any of Ms Rice’s books, you are missing out on some of the very best books I have read in the past 30+ years. Ms Rice has become one of my favorite new authors and I will continue to look forward to her new releases. Her series always keep me entertained. I recently saw a review of the second in the series, where the reviewer complained about no beginning, middle or end. Well that is the nature of continuing story lines and unfair to Ms Rice.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
The book had a good plot and climax while the whole story was told in different perspectives so that the readers could understand what the main character's went through.
KLJones57 More than 1 year ago
Once you get past the redundancy, and need of editing, it was a good read. Definitely not one you could just stop reading. The story line and plot were fairly good.
RodneyJCarter More than 1 year ago
A great start for a new series.  I just finished reading Rise of the Dragons and enjoyed every minute of it. The characters and their story-lines being introduced are interesting and stirs the imagination. I really enjoy books that have characters following different story-lines and leaving me to guess how  they will eventually come together. With Dragons, Knights, Sorcery and Young Maidens what more could you ask for. Sci-fantasy is my favorite genre and Ms. Rice has become one of my favorite authors. I read to be entertained and Ms. Morgan Rice most certainly does that. Now the horrible wait on Book 2 to be released.
BATdoc More than 1 year ago
I read the Kings and Sorcerers series (all because of a free download) hoping the writing would mature or get better but it didn't. The overall plot line isn't bad but the writing is redundant, immature, and every character is pretty much the same. I ended up skimming chunks because I found the writing boring. No humor at all and the characters take themselves way too seriously. Unfortunately I can't bring myself to read another of her books after this. Far better and more enjoyable writers that I would recommend: Patricia Briggs, Ilona Andrews, Chloe Neill, Faith Hunter, Jenn Stark, Anne Bishop, Keri Arthur, Seanan McGuire, Devon Monk, Deborah Harkness, Kim Harrison, Karen Chance, Carrie Vaughn, Christina Henry, etc. I'm leaving people out because the list is too long but here are some of my favorites for anyone interested in fantasy/urban fiction/fiction.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
It started out good, really, but then became too illogical. A seasoned war leader prepares his fort and people for battle, then decides to open the gate and fight the enemy on the bridge over the moat? Why? Well, apparently because it was the easiest way to set up the girl to miraculously save the day. So begins the disbelief and the end of a promising novel.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I liked the idea of the story but couldn't get past the writing
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Character's well developed. Couldn't put the book down
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
If you get this book for free from B&N Bookbub...you are still overpaying.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I read very little of this
shrekless More than 1 year ago
Having read all six books in the series, I say avoid this series. The only editor that this six book series had was spellcheck. At times, these books are grammatical nightmares. In the middle of a chapter, the wrong character name is used. The redundancy in dialogue is severe. The redundancy is sentiment is severe. The redundancy in the main character's stupidity is severe. Having read all six books in the series, the absolute worst problem is a lack of continuity. In book four, a character is captured by an army. In book five, that character has been fighting this entire time. I guess the capture was a problem for the events of book five, so it just never happened. I enjoy fantasy but the execution of this series is terrible. The author clearly had no plan when writing this and it shows. Every soldier performing superhuman feats of strength. Impossible luck. Monstrous trolls, bigger than men, are riding horses they took from villages they destroyed. Too often the author forgot about the scale of creatures that they had defined in the story. As a free book, go ahead and read it (and see how bad it is) but don't buy any book in this series. It is a waste of your money.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
The best thing to be said of this book is that it was free. The plot is an overused classic. The characters are flat and the prose is SO repetitive. If I saw "solar plexus" one more time, I would have screamed in frustration. This author desperately needs an editor, not only for grammar and spelling, but for consistency. Apparently, the ancient family crest of the main character is a dragon sometimes, and a knight holding a wolf at other times. Useless characters were introduced and given chapters to themselves, but never furthered their story. At the end of every other book I've ever read, series or not, these people would either do something, meet each other, or not be written in yet. It seems this author is breaking up the books in order to make more money. Not from me, though.
Wyglaaf More than 1 year ago
This (these) book(s) are a great primer for why a good editor is almost as valuable as (if not more than) the writer to the finished product. Blessedly, it's a quick read. On a happier note, here's a great "Kings and Sorcerers" drinking game: Take a drink: Any time someone's "heart slams in their chest" OR Any time someone "knew in that moment, they were about to die" (but don't) Again, blessedly, you'll be wasted before you get half way through the first (very thin & sparse book) and so may not mind the very poor writing on what could admittedly be a great story.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
At times you wonder if anyone proof read this. Its a shame because it has a great story line but seems like a ten yr old wrote it.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
The plot of the book is great. But there is too much mundane story line to keep the reader interested. I skimmed entire book.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
If you are looking for something unpredictable and mysterious, then this is not the book or series for you. The publisher should be ashamed of the editing. Some sentences read word for word just do not make grammatical sense. Which makes me wonder, just what do authors and publishers pay editors for?
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
The story is ok, but the writer is unskilled. The language alternates between overly simplistic and bombastic, with many unfortunate word choices. This reads like it was writren by an adolescent who likes the sound of words he really doesn't understand. And lol, how does one have "dark black" hair? Did he mean dark brown? Blue-black? Hey, bud, light black is gray. Black is, ya know, black.
Anonymous 10 days ago
Different stories sew together in very realistic way
Anonymous 4 months ago
Strong characters and incredible storyline. A must read for those who love knights, dragons and strong female heroines! Can't wait to read next book in the series. I am impatient to see what happens when Kyra finds out who she really is.