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A Quest of Heroes: The Sorcerer's Ring, Book 1 | [Morgan Rice]

A Quest of Heroes: The Sorcerer's Ring, Book 1

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. 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. When he comes of age and is forbidden by his father to try out for the King’s Legion, he journeys out on his own, determined to force his way into King’s Court and be taken seriously.
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Publisher's Summary

A breathtaking new epic fantasy series. Morgan Rice does it again! This magical saga reminds me of the best of J.K. Rowling, George R.R. Martin, Rick Riordan, Christopher Paolini and J.R.R. Tolkien. I couldn’t put it down!” (Allegra Skye, Bestselling author of SAVED)

The #1 Bestselling book, with over 300 five star reviews on Amazon, now available on audio!

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. 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. When he comes of age and is forbidden by his father to try out for the King’s Legion, he journeys out on his own, determined to force his way into King’s Court and be taken seriously.

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.

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.

Book #2—A MARCH OF KINGS—is also available in audio, and books #3--#11 in the series will also be available in audio soon!

©2013 Morgan Rice (P)2013 Morgan Rice

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    Samuel DARTMOUTH, MA, United States 01-12-14
    Samuel DARTMOUTH, MA, United States 01-12-14 Member Since 2011
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    "Hackneyed, *and* repetitive"
    This book wasn’t for you, but who do you think might enjoy it more?

    This book isn't for anyone who pays attention to what they're reading or listening to.


    What could Morgan Rice have done to make this a more enjoyable book for you?

    I don't think a single page of this has ever been introduced to an editor. There are strings of sentences that all repeat the same thing - and using the same words! The author is too lazy to come up with different phrases and just uses the same ones over and over. E.g., the main character is "burning with indignation". Then two sentences later, "Indignation is burning in his veins." And in the next paragraph, he's "burning with indignation" again. As a result the characters have no depth and it's very difficult to immerse yourself in the story. The plot is also relatively unimaginative, but I expected that.


    How could the performance have been better?

    The narrator is a good fit for this author. They both have a very small, shallow bag of tricks to work with. The vast majority of sentences in the story are all voiced with the exact same inflection, as if the writing were metered or in verse. It usually doesn't suite the actual content of the text, and becomes terribly annoying very quickly.


    What reaction did this book spark in you? Anger, sadness, disappointment?

    I was very disappointed with the whole book almost immediately. And depending on my mood otherwise, listening would sometimes make me so frustrated with the stupid mis-steps by the author and narrator that I had to stop.


    19 of 23 people found this review helpful
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    Kathleen Newburyport, MA, United States 02-14-14
    Kathleen Newburyport, MA, United States 02-14-14 Member Since 2010
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    "Good reading if you're 12 yrs. old."

    This isn't fantasy, it's a fairy tale. Very simplistic and predictable. I read about 2 hours and stopped. I can't understand the good reviews, except that they must be kids. If you are a kid, you'll enjoy it. If you are an adult, don't waste the credit or your time.

    6 of 7 people found this review helpful
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    Cory Orem, UT, United States 10-28-13
    Cory Orem, UT, United States 10-28-13 Member Since 2010
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    "Don't waste your money or credits"
    Would you try another book from Morgan Rice and/or Wayne Farrell?

    No.


    What could Morgan Rice have done to make this a more enjoyable book for you?

    I usually don't review books I listen to. Just usually don't care to take the time. Sorry. But I had to warn other listeners to stay away from this book. Poor writing. Predictable and bad plot. Inconsistencies in the plot. Inexplicable story lines. Shallow characters that you can't engage with. No depth to the characters. I kept listening hoping that it would get better. It didn't. I didn't have any other books to listen to and wasn't where I could download more so I was stuck wading though this book. Would have been better turning it off.


    What didn’t you like about Wayne Farrell’s performance?

    Tempo and reading style hard to listen to. I listen to about one book each week and I could not recommend his reading.


    You didn’t love this book... but did it have any redeeming qualities?

    Not really.


    Any additional comments?

    Just avoid this book. If you decide to listen to anyway, your choice, but you have been warned.

    18 of 23 people found this review helpful
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    zach derby, United Kingdom 10-01-13
    zach derby, United Kingdom 10-01-13
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    "Outstanding performance"
    Would you listen to A Quest of Heroes again? Why?

    Yes, I've already read the book several time, but this audio book really helped bring the characters it to life.


    What other book might you compare A Quest of Heroes to and why?

    Eragon, both books create a wonderful world that you can picture yourself living in.


    Which scene was your favorite?

    I particularly enjoyed the scene where Thor was accepted into the legion


    Any additional comments?

    Morgan Rice should be really proud of this audio book, an already fantastic book was really brought to life by this performance.

    10 of 13 people found this review helpful
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    Bob-o CHARLESTON, SC, United States 03-22-14
    Bob-o CHARLESTON, SC, United States 03-22-14 Member Since 2011
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    "I love these books!"

    I love these books! Take a George RR Martin Song of Ice and Fire novel and shrink it from 40 something hours to 7 and this is what you get. They're so good I do wish they were longer, but I'll take what I can get. The narrator is fantastic! The only problem is that I've listened to the 3 they have online and I have to wait for the rest.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Joe Lake city, Florida, United States 02-14-14
    Joe Lake city, Florida, United States 02-14-14 Member Since 2007
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    "Good but..."
    Where does A Quest of Heroes rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

    The story is well written and very well performed but there is 11 books out in the series and only two in audio format I do not recommend getting this title until the rest of the series is out in audio format. The second book seems unfinished and stops at a bad point leaving the listener hanging.


    3 of 4 people found this review helpful
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    ANNIE BROOKLYN, NY, United States 01-11-14
    ANNIE BROOKLYN, NY, United States 01-11-14 Member Since 2007
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    "I love the coming of age and quest fantasy books"
    Where does A Quest of Heroes rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

    I love this epic story it give me all that I need in a fantasy trilogy. the coming of age and discovery of self is magnificent. Though some actions are predictable I love it. there is not long details just action in every chapter.


    What other book might you compare A Quest of Heroes to and why?

    Terry Brooks Shannara books.


    Have you listened to any of Wayne Farrell’s other performances before? How does this one compare?

    No I don't believe I have; but I will be looking for him from no on.


    Did you have an extreme reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

    Yes!! I found my self holding my breathe with hand over month and eyes wide open with fear. Self splitting laughter I like these books and am waiting with bated breathe for the last one.


    Any additional comments?

    I wish I could find more like this.

    4 of 6 people found this review helpful
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    Ryan Batesville, IN, United States 12-03-13
    Ryan Batesville, IN, United States 12-03-13 Listener Since 2005

    I am a person that tries and get through 1 book a week if possible. I am Dyslexic so this is really the only way I can get through a book. I have listened to more book in a year than I read my first 20 years of my life. I found the joy of audio books in the early 2000 and have been a audible customer since 2000 or 2001. I have over 490 books in 2 different accounts and listened to 90%.

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    "Bring on the rest of the books"
    Any additional comments?

    I thought it was a well put together book. Very easy to listen to and this story made me question the author a lot. I find that is ok as long as it doesn't take away from the story. I would like to see the rest of the books done and I will get them as soon as they are done. Strange enough I compare this to the Vlad Taltos Series which is very very good series of books.

    4 of 6 people found this review helpful
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    krop Taylordville, KY, United States 11-29-13
    krop Taylordville, KY, United States 11-29-13 Member Since 2009
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    "Enjoyed ti first installment andca't wait for the"
    Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

    definitely yes.


    What did you like best about this story?

    The ups and the downs of THORN. To be so meek Through all this crazy, to be honest and humble through it all shows the power behind him even though he can't know of it yet.


    Have you listened to any of Wayne Farrell’s other performances before? How does this one compare?

    excellent for this kind of book.


    4 of 6 people found this review helpful
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    Dawn Conshohocken, PA, United States 10-01-13
    Dawn Conshohocken, PA, United States 10-01-13
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    "Loved it"
    Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

    I read this book awhile back but I absolutely LOVE the audiobook.


    What was one of the most memorable moments of A Quest of Heroes?

    I dont give spoilers, But there are quite a few moments that will have you rooting for the main characters and at the edge of your seat for the next book.


    What does Wayne Farrell bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

    More of a sense of being there with the characters.


    Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?

    All Of it!


    4 of 6 people found this review helpful
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