A March of Kings (Book #2 in the Sorcerer's Ring) - Morgan Rice

A March of Kings (Book #2 in the Sorcerer's Ring)

By Morgan Rice

  • Release Date: 2013-01-22
  • Genre: Fantasy
Score: 4.5
4.5
From 339 Ratings

Description

“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)

Reviews

  • There's promise, but...

    3
    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.
  • Too many screwups

    3
    By Bnibchir
    Is it bromson or Devon? The mccloud son's name changes repeatedly through the story, and the destiny sword has now become the dynasty sword. A captivating read, though nowhere near the level of the first. It was much, much too short. I would have felt alright about it and probably have given it a better rating if it were free, but asking money for a game with so many errors is not alright at all. It should be free in all honesty. It's a good story and I actually really like it, but after paying three bucks for it I feel totally cheated. Not worth the money it asks for at all.
  • A march of kings

    3
    By Gunpowder puff
    This is a simplistic read. A fair story but too predictable. Not hard to guess what is going to happen next. Poor boy gets rich girl. Boy becomes hero. Has special powers. Story has things that remind me of Game of Thrones. Sorry but this read should be rated for under 14. Purple rabbits with three heads, loves the color purple. Purple food, purple ten headed snakes. Can't wait until he can raise the sword. Like King Arthur. Agree with others about editing, poor.
  • Morgan Rice Rocks

    5
    By Qb4ll72
    I have read hundreds of fantasy based books and Morgan does an outstanding job. You'll fall in love with her characters. You'll feel some of their pain and joy. I found myself unable to stop reading. Fast paced well written. The only down side is that I have ordered and read all of her books on iBooks and at times it is obvious that someone didn't proof read. I don't blame the writer. If you love fantasy and great Hero's and epic battles then Rice is for you.
  • Good read

    4
    By Jifieurididi
    Overall a good light read. Somewhat stiff and over sentimental at times. Two typos found- that shouldn't be the case in a published manuscript. Ended with a cliffhanger, which should also be avoided. I liked it enough to keep reading however and will likely read the complete series.
  • Great novel!

    5
    By Blake_Bagwell
    The writing style of this author is great! I am instantly sucked in. Some easily fixed grammatical errors tho.
  • Awesome !

    5
    By Ohyeahfun
    Every bit as good as the first book of this series. Can't wait to start the one !
  • Awesome

    5
    By Dreadhead-original
    Love these books! Morgan Rice your writing style is easy to digest and leaves the reader hungry for more!! Can't wait to read the adventures in book 3!!! Will he make the 100 days and return to his love? Are his powers going to grow? Who is his mom?! So exciting
  • Awesome book

    5
    By Dasol1210
    This book is one of the best series I ever read. It has detail and full of unexpected twists and it always makes the reader want to read more. Morgan Rice is an awesome author and is very creative.
  • Awesome but...

    4
    By A.tot
    It's awesome but in the book it says Mcloud son is name is Devon but later his name is Bronson same with the destiny sword it says it's the dynasty sword