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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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    Andessia Kingsland, GA, United States 10-08-13
    Andessia Kingsland, GA, United States 10-08-13 Member Since 2013
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    "Great Series"
    What made the experience of listening to A Quest of Heroes the most enjoyable?

    I have already read all the books in the series and I enjoyed listening to the book in the car. However, it was a little harder to keep track of all the characters via the audio book vs reading the books. Great story line and keeps you captivated though.


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    Thor, who else?


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

    This is the first of his performances I've listened to


    2 of 3 people found this review helpful
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    Daniel Kelly Little river sc 08-07-14
    Daniel Kelly Little river sc 08-07-14 Member Since 2014
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    "Wonderful story loved every minute"
    Would you listen to A Quest of Heroes again? Why?

    Yes I would listen to the book again it was great and there was not one boring part in the whole book


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

    It was all good I can not just pick one part


    Which scene was your favorite?

    The first and 2nd scene was my favorite


    Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

    Yes


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Jonathan Sandgate, Australia 07-30-14
    Jonathan Sandgate, Australia 07-30-14
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    "A bit too simplistic"

    The book started off really well. I was looking forward to a good listen, but it didn't really live up to the expectation.

    I think that the problem I discovered was the simplicity of the story line. The line is too thin and too straight. There's no real branching. Nothing much happens in parallel. There's not too many twists. The plot develops simply. The main character suddenly and inexplicitly rises to the next level after each challenge.

    There are holes in the plot which just leaps ahead without much in between and there is a rush of events. For example the protagonist arrives at court and is suddenly the centre of attention. Everything seems to happen within a handful of days, with almost no intervening time for thoughts or emotions to develop. Just struck me as odd

    The story had a lot more potential which could have been realised with just a bit more attention. I'm glad that it only cost me half a credit. Not sure that I would pay a full credit for others in the series.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Kenna Brentwood, CA, United States 07-25-14
    Kenna Brentwood, CA, United States 07-25-14 Member Since 2013
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    "Turning it up to 11!"
    Where does A Quest of Heroes rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

    The top


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

    The ending ... WTH???? Really???


    Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

    oh yes ... and if I hadnt fallen asleep I would have


    Any additional comments?

    I want the next one NOW!!! ;-)

    I received this book for free in exchange for a free review

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Patrick Ryan Washington, DC 07-06-14
    Patrick Ryan Washington, DC 07-06-14 Member Since 2004
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    "Absolutely Awful Writing"
    This book wasn’t for you, but who do you think might enjoy it more?

    Pre-teens. But even then I'm thinking more around elementary age. There is so much "wide-eyed" writing that only a third grader could enjoy it. What I mean to say is that the book constantly uses superlative phrases to describe ordinary things: "so much ___ he could hardly believe it!" "he'd heard legends of ___ his whole life but it was the most beautiful ___ he'd ever seen!" It goes on and on like that for hours.

    Again, let me repeat, this book is only suited for elementary schoolers.


    Has A Quest of Heroes turned you off from other books in this genre?

    Genre? No, I read The Hobbit in 4th grade and it was nothing like this trash. Author? most definitely.


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

    Not for an adult. It espoused an egalitarian ethos with regards to women. It also put the gay character in a semi-accepted light. But at the end of the day, the homo was still the villain, and women were still subordinate to men.


    Any additional comments?

    I sped this book up to 2.0x to get past the "wide-eyed" writing of the kid who just got to a castle for the first time. But that style never went away! He was constantly surprised by some old THING that's the most ADJECTIVE he's ever seen!

    The book is predictable. But there were a few surprises (not good ones) like how the Solstice lasted for several days. The joust occurred on the solstice in the beginning but several days later they were just getting around to the solstice celebration feast!

    Lastly, if there wasn't enough wrong with this book already, it was too short. More happens in a single episode of Game of Thrones than in this entire book. It sets up the world, with some incidental actions by Thor, and then ends. The whole book spans about 3 days.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Julius Butcher Overijse, Belgium 05-28-14
    Julius Butcher Overijse, Belgium 05-28-14 Member Since 2011
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    "Not impressed"

    This book sounded like grandpa telling a fairytale for the kids before bedtime. I mean it really sounded like that. One of the reasons I had this feeling was the choice of words, which I found odd in some places. I don't remember in any other book the phrases "he looked in every which way" or "on this day of all days" or "the king said on his kingly voice". For me these sound archaic. As I said, a fairytale.

    The plot was interesting, the story of Thorgin was what kept me listening, because I wanted to know what happened to him. It's a pity that the book ended abruptly, the hero thrown into jail, knocked out. Maybe the author's intention was to place a hook making the reader to go to the next book in the series, but this story lacked the satisfying ending. It was as if The Way of Kings ended when Kaladin was hung out in the storm on the roof of the barrack (if you read Brandon Sanderson).

    My other concern was some improbable events. For example when Thor broke into the Legion's training field, by the end of the scene he gained the support of the best Knight in the kingdom, and the son of the king offered his friendship. I just couldn't believe it. But again, if it's a fairytale...

    The narration was another weak point. My grandpa may had gotten away with this narration when I was six, but now it got on my nerves. It was as if the narrator was continuously surprised and amazed the same time.

    I managed to get at the end of the book, because as I said, I wanted to know what happened to Thor, but I'm not into the rest of the series.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    jonathan porirua, New Zealand 03-31-14
    jonathan porirua, New Zealand 03-31-14 Member Since 2011
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    "Pathetic"
    Would you try another book from Morgan Rice and/or Wayne Farrell?

    This book has put me off the author and the narrator. The story was lame and predictable.


    What was most disappointing about Morgan Rice’s story?

    The whole story was lame but the ending was worse


    How did the narrator detract from the book?

    Narrator was average


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

    No


    Any additional comments?

    no

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Amazon Customer Minnesota 03-31-14
    Amazon Customer Minnesota 03-31-14

    EarthMatters

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    "Pulled me right in."
    Any additional comments?

    Sets out some foundations, tho somewhat haphazardly, to an intriguing story arc. It's no Nebula contender, but for a casual read it's a fun story. The author keeps the series volumes to a manageable size, perfect for those of us who struggle to fit in a lot of quality time for reading. Nice job Morgan Rice.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Amazon Customer Littlefield, Tx. USA 03-13-14
    Amazon Customer Littlefield, Tx. USA 03-13-14 Member Since 2011

    reagann

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    "It's ok ...if you are 12 years old."
    What did you like best about A Quest of Heroes? What did you like least?

    I suppose the premise of the story is meant for the pre-teen genre. The story was totally predictable and boring after a time. A short while into the book, I noted several grammatical and chronological errors. I am already thinking this must be a self-published book. I pretty much continued to see just how many errors I would find and to see if there was any hope that the story might get better. It didn't. I can not recommend this for adults. Perhaps it would be suitable for readers 12 and under, but with caution that there are glaring errors scattered throughout the book.


    What was your reaction to the ending? (No spoilers please!)

    My reaction was relief that I got through it.


    Do you think A Quest of Heroes needs a follow-up book? Why or why not?

    I am not interested in a follow-up, because I found the book disappointing.


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    John TORRINGTON, CT, United States 03-08-14
    John TORRINGTON, CT, United States 03-08-14 Member Since 2011

    JB

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    "A Blatant Copy of movie Excalibur"
    Would you try another book from Morgan Rice and/or Wayne Farrell?

    No.


    Would you ever listen to anything by Morgan Rice again?

    Yes; he does a good job conveying the feelings of each character.


    Which scene was your favorite?

    None.


    If this book were a movie would you go see it?

    This book is a blatant copy of the old movie Excalibur. As such there would be no reason to make a movie of this novel.


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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