A Quest of Heroes (Book #1 in the Sorcerer's Ring) - Morgan Rice

A Quest of Heroes (Book #1 in the Sorcerer's Ring)

By Morgan Rice

  • Release Date: 2012-11-30
  • Genre: Fantasy
A Quest of Heroes (Book #1 in the Sorcerer's Ring) book review score

4 Score: 4 (From 1,076 Ratings)

A Quest of Heroes (Book #1 in the Sorcerer's Ring) Morgan Rice Book Review Score: ★★★★★ 5/5 stars

“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 

The #1 Bestseller!

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. The youngest of four, the least favorite of his father, hated by his brothers, 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 from the hordes of creatures on the other side of the Canyon. When he comes of age and is forbidden by his father to try out for the King’s Legion, he refuses to take no for an answer: he journeys out on his own, determined to force his way into King’s Court and be taken seriously.

But King’s Court is rife with its own family dramas, power struggles, ambitions, jealousy, violence and betrayal. King MacGil must choose an heir from amongst his children, and the ancient Dynasty Sword, the source of all their power, still sits untouched, waiting for the chosen one to arrive. Thorgrin arrives as an outsider and battles to be accepted, and to join the King’s Legion.

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.

Before Thorgrin can venture out and become the warrior he yearns to be, he must complete his training. But this may be cut short, as he finds himself propelled into the center of royal plots and counterplots, ones that may threaten his love and bring him down—and the entire kingdom with him.

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, including fans of George RR Martin, Sarah J. Maas, Rick Riordan, and readers of the legends of King Arthur and Merlin. It is 82,000 words. 

Books #2--#17 in the series are now also available!

“Grabbed my attention from the beginning and did not let go….This story is an amazing adventure that is fast paced and action packed from the very beginning.”
--Paranormal Romance Guild {regarding Turned}

“A great plot, and this especially was the kind of book you will have trouble putting down at night. The ending was a cliffhanger that was so spectacular that you will immediately want to buy the next book, just to see what happens.”
--The Dallas Examiner {regarding Loved}

“A spirited fantasy that weaves elements of mystery and intrigue into its story line. A Quest of Heroes is all about the making of courage and about realizing a life purpose that leads to growth, maturity, and excellence….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)

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User reviews about this book

  • Great book

    By TannertheDuck
    It’s a very great book! I loved reading the book! It’s kept me turning the pages to find out what happens next, I got done with the book and had to buy the next one to find out what happens next!
  • A quest of heroes

    By zeusboo
    Entertaining. Good characters and story line. A fun read
  • Steelerfan

    By Steelfan64
    Awesome. A very enjoyable book.
  • Better than Awesome

    By Lordknight220464
    God I wish he next book is as good as this one!!!! But it's not free :( I'll try finding it in the libraries
  • Eh

    By Mcorbettd
    Honestly, I was very disappointed. The characters are all one dimensional and I could only get myself to care for the characters the author wanted me to hate. The only two gay characters have traits the author considers "unmanly" and speak in high pitched, effeminate voices. The book fails the bechdel test (although there are two named female characters, one of them has yet to be shown, and the only conversation between two women is about a boy). The king is supposed to be "progressive" and "loving" but he regularly calls two of his sons disappointments and forces the gay son to marry a woman. The main character always does what's right and never seems to struggle which makes for an uncompelling read. The book does get two stars for creativity and world building.
  • Great set

    By Tim ISOM
    Once you get into the story you don't want to put them down
  • Wonderful Story, Characters and Plot

    By slowrower
    Morgan Rice is one of my favorite authors and her stories are wonderfull with real characters and plots. The Quest of Heros series will have you reading late into the evening as each one is hard to put down. Plenty of Action and Adventure as the story unfolds and the main characters evolve. Highly Recommended.
  • The Best Book Ever

    By Jz2021
    One of the best books i have ever read, i can stay up for hours reading this! Especially me being a 13-year old kid who has ADHD and ADD, this book was a real page turner I am more than happy to write this review. :)
  • A first draft written by a twelve-year-old

    By JMaxumbrown
    You might think I'm being harsh, but I'm really not. The characters are all one dimensional, the writing was poor, the story was a combination of plots from every sword and magic fantasy ever written. I read the first book because it was free, the second I read because I hoped it'd get better (there were a few signs of originality and the possibility that it would get better.) I read the next five, that's right, I read even more, because this series was a perfect example of what not to publish as a writer. If you want something that requires no brainpower or imagination to read, give it a shot. And too the author, if you ever feel so inclined to read this review. How in the hell are you a bestselling author?
  • There's promise, but...

    By missmopar05
    I love a good fantasy tale, and this series has the beginnings of a good one, but they are rushed and HORRIBLY edited. If wretched grammar and spelling can ruin a book for you, don't read these books. Plus, the author repeats themes and phrases to death. If I read, "She/he could feel the power of her/his father rising up in her/him," one more time, I'm going to lose my mind. Someone should have spent a little more time and money on a GOOD editor, if one was sought at all. Missing words, bad grammar, bad punctuation, incorrect use of words...they all detract so horribly from the story that it makes this whole series a cringe-worthy read and overshadow the truly great and original ideas that this author has.

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