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

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

“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

Book Reviews


Forward to battle?1 star

Many good fantasies envision worlds where women - sometimes exceptionally and sometimes as a matter of course - can physically match male soldiers. Paksenarrion in “Sheepfarmer’s Daughter” is a good example. Paks was naïve, but not stupid, and she understood her actions (or inactions) had consequences. The protagonist in this story is so spoiled and stupid, so used to others making allowances for her and cleaning up her messes, so lacking in foresight or concern for others, that her unthinking actions could obliterate her people. She is admirably focused, quick, and fierce in battle, but does she have to be so … well, stupid? One day our ‘hero’ fights for her life against a soldier; the next day she brainlessly follows him by herself into the forest. She does whatever will lead to her next predicament with only token justification by the author. If this were a horror flick, she definitely would be the cheerleader who goes to the basement to check out the “funny noises”. Shouldn’t a 15-year old growing up in a frontier fortress be a bit more worldly? The plot also is undermined by the one-dimensional characters. Villains are villainous because they like being villainous, soldiers fight because they like to fight, a wolf follows the protagonist because she (and only she) needs a sidekick. Give me a break! And give me another story to read.15

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Good Book4 star

I really enjoyed this book, well written with a good story. I get the feeling throughout the book that the author has a low opinion of men, and especially fathers. Other than that it’s a good read, I’ll be buying the second one shortly!45


Rise of the dragons4 star

Great read!! I really enjoyed this book and will definitely be reading the rest of the series45


Enjoyable5 star

An enjoyable read that I would gladly see adopted into a t.v. series.55


It was free4 star

I enjoyed reading this but it really needs to be proofread. There’s also a lot of repetition which can be annoying. Other than that it was a good read.45


Excellent story!5 star

I found once I started reading I couldn’t stop and if I did I couldn’t wait to read more.55


A must read5 star

Riveting from the very beginning. A must read.55


Thrilling5 star

I love it, couldn’t stop reading and now I am reading second one.55


Worth the read a good book.5 star

Good book. Have been looking for a good read for a while and am happy to say I have found one.55


Good until...1 star

I was enjoying this until it devolved into moralistic preaching.15

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