Rise of the Dragons
- Kings and Sorcerers, Book 1
- Narrado por: Wayne Farrell
- Duración: 8 horas y 19 mins
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The #1 Bestseller!
From #1 Bestselling author Morgan Rice comes a sweeping new epic fantasy series: Rise of the Dragons (Kings and Sorcerers—Book 1).
Kyra, 15, dreams of becoming a famed warrior, like her father, even though she is the only girl in a fort of boys. As she struggles to understand her special skills, her mysterious inner power, she realizes she is different than the others. But a secret is being kept from her about her birth and the prophecy surrounding her, leaving her to wonder who she really is.
When Kyra comes of age and the local lord comes to take her away, her father wants to wed her off to save her. Kyra, though, refuses, and she journeys out on her own, into a dangerous wood, where she encounters a wounded dragon—and ignites a series of events that will change the kingdom forever.
15 year old Alec, meanwhile, sacrifices for his brother, taking his place in the draft, and is carted off to The Flames, a wall of flames a hundred feet high that wards off the army of Trolls to the east. On the far side of the kingdom, Merk, a mercenary striving to leave behind his dark past, quests through the wood to become a Watcher of the Towers and help guard the Sword of Fire, the magical source of the kingdom's power. But the Trolls want the Sword, too—and they prepare for a massive invasion that could destroy the kingdoms forever.
With its strong atmosphere and complex characters, Rise of the Dragons is a sweeping saga of knights and warriors, of kings and lords, of honor and valor, of magic, destiny, monsters and dragons. It is a story of love and broken hearts, of deception, of 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.
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I am not a native english speaker and as such I will comit mistakes writing this review. However none of the big issues I find in the book are something related to my skills or lack of skills with the english language.
The good thing is that it develops as a refreshingly generic fantasy story, which at least for me, is something I love seeing more, nowadays that most authors pretend to be too original or revolutionary in every book. It is very nice to just read some entertaining adventure plot with good and evil and magic that it is not written by a total newbie and that doesn't end up trying to criticise something about our world or break the mold of fantasy plots.
BUT: The author has been totally lazy. The book is filled with little mistakes that should be avoided such as describing "he noded gracefuly" once, and just one or two sentences later repeating "he noded gracefuly" to a different thing, without even using the word "again" or anything similar to invoke that the author knows it is repeating itself and that it is on porpouse (although usually a bad porpouse).
However, what I find more shameful is that the author has not taken at all it's time to research how fighting in general and medieval fighting in particular works. It just describes fights and things with the most naive of ignorances. I guess that probably out of it's imagination without caring at all of coherence. And I am not nitpicking, I am not talking about little details of one unreasonable perormed action or anything alike. I am talking about big missconceptions of what even a fight is.
You can find sentences such as "the warriors of her father trained to fight for the strength, they expected her to block the attacks; but she fought for the speed and surprised them dodging and parrying the hits" (I'm paraphrasing, not literally tanscribing). I'm sorry to tell you but no. That's just fantasy and videogames. Speed and strength are very similar things in any martial arts, and sure some people end up beeing stronger, some other faster, but not as separated atributes of a rol playing character sheet. When you train you develop both, passively and willingly. And no warrior that is used to fight for his life would expect it's oponent to simply block it's hit; warriors in history were not clumsy and rude trolls that shouted "ME SMASH!". In fact static blocks are the less used of the defenses avaible in any form of medieval or modern fencing. Thing you can even learn from youtube spending less than 1 hour researching the subject. Soldiers that trained in a regular schedule and fight to each other, even if reckless, would have learned and trained LOTS of different guards and techniques, this is true from the roman empyre to the vikings. It is true from Spain to China. Even footman recruited in a pinch and not propertly trained would learn quickly the basics of combat which INCLUDE dodging and parrying and trying to predict your oponent (and not getting involved in an stactic clash of strength against your enemy, not because he can be stronger than you, that's the least of your worries, the problem with the swords clashing staticly is that it is a situation in which the first one to react can take a HUGE advantage from it).
There is no need to be an absolute expert of everything you write (although it would do you no harm), but exposing the most typical missconceptions in your work shows that you have been carelessly lazy in the writing of your story.
I am past the middle of the book and probably will finish it, but nothing it does on the second half can change the mistakes already written and I doubt that I would give a chance to the rest of the saga.
I found the plot really intriguing. I cannot wait to hear the next book, I'm dying to know more!