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Rise of the Valiant

Kings and Sorcerers, Book 2
Narrated by: Wayne Farrell
Series: Kings and Sorcerers, Book 2
Length: 8 hrs and 31 mins
4.5 out of 5 stars (231 ratings)

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In the wake of the dragon's attack, Kyra is sent on an urgent quest: to cross Escalon and seek out her uncle in the mysterious Tower of Ur. The time has come for her to learn about who she is and who her mother is and to train and develop her special powers. It will be a quest fraught with peril for a girl alone - Escalon is filled with dangers from savage beasts and men alike - one that will require all of her strength to survive.

Her father, Duncan, must lead his men south, to the great water city of Esephus, to attempt to free his fellow countrymen from the iron grip of Pandesia. If he succeeds, he will have to journey to the treacherous Lake of Ire and then on to the icy peaks of Kos, where live the toughest warriors of Escalon, men he will need to recruit if he has any chance of taking the capital.

Alec escapes with Marco from The Flames to find himself on the run through the Wood of Thorns, chased by exotic beasts. It is a harrowing journey through the night as he quests for his hometown, hoping to be reunited with his family. When he arrives, he is shocked by what he discovers.

Merk, despite his better judgment, turns back to help the girl and finds himself, for the first time in his life, entangled in a stranger's affairs. He will not forego his pilgrimage to the Tower of Ur, though, and he finds himself anguished as he realizes the tower is not what he expects.

Vesuvius spurs his giant as he leads the Trolls on their mission underground, attempting to bypass The Flames while the dragon, Theos, has his own special mission on Escalon.

With its strong atmosphere and complex characters, Rise of the Valiant is a sweeping saga of knights and warriors, kings and lords, honor and valor, magic, destiny, monsters, and dragons. It is a story of love and broken hearts, deception, 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.

©2014 Morgan Rice (P)2015 Morgan Rice

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very suspenseful

loved it can't wait for book 3, but too expensive, they have 2 find a way 2 make it more affordable 4 people

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Uncreative

Some things just got very repetitive in this book. The author reuses phrases and words such as "end over end" and "crestfallen" repeatedly through EVERY book. Those are only 2 examples, but there are PLENTY more. Honestly, it makes the reader feel like there was very little effort put into writing the sequels. Did the author run out of vocabulary and imagination?

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absolutely amazing

this book is awesome and the narrator is one of the best I've heard his voice and expressions just submerge you in the middle of the story.... love it

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amazing, awesome , great, and, beautiful .

awesome narrating. The story is magic. beautiful, amazing, awesome, loved it so much. Morgan rice is my favorite.

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Great potential, subpar execution

I really like the characters in this story, except for Aiden, but the events are poorly executed. It becomes obvious the author is throwing things in to extend the adventure without fully thinking them through. I am also very opposed to using a cliffhanger as the ending of a book.

The narrator does a very good job. His accent fits in perfectly with the middle ages setting.

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AMAZING

The book is amazing its story is captivating and makes you want to continue reading with every sentence

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Very good book!

Well drawn, if somewhat simplistic characters. It’s a fantasy story, so expect a few improbable things like a staff that somehow returns to the main character and every single bow shot and strike landing perfectly. A few too many of these, and a story with plot armor in a post- George RR Martin literary world lose this work a star for me.

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good story

loved it can't wait to hear the next in this series. great book to us ten too.

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awesome!

yet again, awesome reading, great storyline, and great stopped at end of each book! Next!!!

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  • Maryann
  • Beaver Falls, PA, United States
  • 11-02-15

Too many narrow escapes.

Too many oh I'm going to die but wait. ...miraculous save by what ever comes to mind. Could have been good but.... Oh well