A March of Kings (Book #2 in the Sorcerer's Ring)
Book 2, The Sorcerer's Ring
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“THE SORCERER’S RING has all the ingredients for an instant success: plots, counterplots, mystery, valiant knights, and blossoming relationships replete with broken hearts, deception and betrayal. It will keep you entertained for hours, and will satisfy all ages. Recommended for the permanent library of all fantasy readers.”
--Books and Movie Reviews, Roberto Mattos
A MARCH OF KINGS (Book #2 in the Sorcerer's Ring) takes us one step further on Thor’s epic journey into manhood, as he begins to realize more about who he is, what his powers are, and as he embarks to become a warrior.
After he escapes from the dungeon, Thor is horrified to learn of another assassination attempt on King MacGil. When MacGil dies, the kingdom is set into turmoil. As everyone vies for the throne, King’s Court is more rife than ever with its family dramas, power struggles, ambitions, jealousy, violence and betrayal. An heir must be chosen from among the children, and the ancient Dynasty Sword, the source of all their power, will have a chance to be wielded by someone new. But all this might be upended: the murder weapon is recovered, and the noose tightens on finding the assassin. Simultaneously, the MacGils face a new threat by the McClouds, who are set to attack again from within the Ring.
Thor fights to win back Gwendolyn’s love, but there may not be time: he is told to pack up, to prepare with his brothers in arms for The Hundred, a hundred grueling days of hell that all Legion members must survive. The Legion will have to cross the Canyon, beyond the protection of the Ring, into the Wilds, and set sail across the Tartuvian Sea for the Isle of Mist, said to be patrolled by a dragon, for their initiation into manhood.
Will they make it back? Will the Ring survive in their absence? And will Thor finally learn the secret of his destiny?
With its sophisticated world-building and characterization, A MARCH OF KINGS 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. It is 60,000 words. Books #3--#17 in the series are also available!
“A spirited fantasy that weaves elements of mystery and intrigue into its story line….For those seeking meaty fantasy adventures, the protagonists, devices, and action provide a vigorous set of encounters that focus well on Thor's evolution from a dreamy child to a young adult facing impossible odds for survival….Only the beginning of what promises to be an epic young adult series.”
Midwest Book Review (D. Donovan, eBook Reviewer) (regarding A Quest of Heroes)
It's a nice fast paced read. It's easy to follow, the characters are well developed, and is a true adventure story. Not as good as book one, but its a great second book for the series.
Too many errors
A good story in the works, but it needs some serious editing! So far, all three books have been loaded with typographical, semantic and grammatical errors. Honestly, just about any literate assistant could read through the text and catch things like "peaked" vs "peeked." There were errors in just about every chapter. It got quite distracting after about the first five!
Plot development is also weak. It is a bit like reading a video game. Boy is introduced, boy seeks adventure, boy runs through the books collecting things that might be useful in the future, occasionally boy interacts with the things he has collected, etc...
Even though it needs work, it is still a fun read, if you can look beyond the literary issues.
Am enjoying the series. The characters are interesting and keep you coming back to to see what happens next.
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- Category: Fantasy
- Published: Jan 22, 2013
- Publisher: Morgan Rice
- Seller: Lukeman Literary Management
- Print Length: 220 Pages
- Language: English
- Series: Book 2, The Sorcerer's Ring