From #1 Bestselling author Morgan Rice comes a sweeping epic fantasy series: Rise of 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 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.
Great first book. Introduced many characters without it being overbearing and left off having you wanting more. Can’t wait to finish the series
Ok if you’re actually 13
Another reviewer, Fairyjawn, summed it up well. Some words are repeated till they grate in your mind. Main character is simple minded without being intended that way. Like 18 times in the book she thinks to herself how special and different she is. Main character glosses over her relationship with the wolf and takes it for granted. She has a weird reverie for men that will do things for her. The list goes on.
Characters and relationships aren’t fleshed out don’t really develop. The good guys are good and generally invincible. The bad guys are bad because they just like doing bad things.
Narrated well. But story is probably targeted at 11 - 13 year old demographic that won’t look into it to deeply.
Some reviewers are harping on something they are referring to a Christian theme in the book? There was no hint of religion so I don’t know what they’re on about.
All Very Short in Length
This series of books is okay. The writing is not great, but the story is easy to follow and entertaining. There is a serious issue however. The books are all very short, and it’s not mentioned how long they are. At $12.99 for a five or six hour audiobook one tends to feel cheated. I Know I do.