Rise of the Dragons (Kings and Sorcerers—Book 1) - Morgan Rice

Rise of the Dragons (Kings and Sorcerers—Book 1)

By Morgan Rice

  • Release Date: 2014-12-22
  • Genre: Fantasy
Score: 4.5
From 1,183 Ratings


“If you thought that there was no reason left for living after the end of the Sorcerer’s Ring series, you were wrong. In RISE OF THE DRAGONS Morgan Rice has come up with what promises to be another brilliant series, immersing us in a fantasy of trolls and dragons, of valor, honor, courage, magic and faith in your destiny. Morgan has managed again to produce a strong set of characters that make us cheer for them on every page.…Recommended for the permanent library of all readers that love a well-written fantasy.”
--Books and Movie Reviews, Roberto Mattos

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.

Just as Kyra is coming of age, the local lord comes to take her away. Her father wants to wed her off to save her. Kyra, though, refuses, and she quests 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 paranormal 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, romantic saga of knights and warriors, of kings and lords, of honor and valor, of magic, action, adventure, destiny, sorcery, 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.

Book #2 in KINGS AND SORCERERS is also now available!

“RISE OF THE DRAGONS succeeds—right from the start…. A superior fantasy…It begins, as it should, with one protagonist's struggles and moves neatly into a wider circle of knights, dragons, magic and monsters, and destiny.…All the trappings of high fantasy are here, from soldiers and battles to confrontations with self….A recommended winner for any who enjoy epic fantasy writing fueled by powerful, believable young adult protagonists.”
--Midwest Book Review, D. Donovan, eBook Reviewer


  • Rise of the Dragons

    By Starsead
    This was my first book but it is the start of a new love affair! On to book #2 thank you very much.
  • Rise of the dragons

    By bratsy2u
    I love fantasy. It is one of my favorite genres. The protagonist in this story is female and only sixteen. She strives to become a warrior in a time when only men were warriors. However, her father was the leader of the men who fought and they (all but one) seemed to take time to teach her their ways. She is fearless and finds that there are many unknowns in her life.
  • Starts well enough, then fades

    By Susie Sagebrush
    The story starts interestingly enough, in spite of the fantasy mumbo-jumbo of flame walls and trolls and so on, but all the characters are made of cardboard, not flesh and blood. Physical impossibilities abound, such as running in knee-deep snow. It cannot be done! If you are in thigh-deep snow, you do not have to look down to discover this fact...your legs tell you! After about a third of the book I began to wonder if it would ever get anywhere with its alleged plot. At the end I realized it was really just a soap-opera in book form...always exciting, but utterly pointless in the long run.
  • Couldn’t get past excessive commas...

    By Opal Damour
    I am an avid reader, I devour books, and i love the sci-fi and fantasy genre. But I couldn't get past the first few pages of this book. Im not sure if its poor editing or the author’s writing style, but every sentence seemed to have 2 to 3 commas in it. Most of them were completely unnecessary. It is totally distracting, and ruined the flow of the book. Despite being enthused that the main character seemed to be a strong woman (which I love), I gave up after the first few pages due to the offending punctuation use. Harsh, I know. But there is is.
  • Rise of the dragons

    By ironknightman
    A well crafted world peopled by characters you long to know. Villains abound on both sides of the conflict setting up a wonderful complex world. A great read.
  • Already Loving It

    By Tyler A. May
    I just started reading this book and I already love it, my friend would really like this book too!
  • Rise of the dragon

    By BaaBaara
    Story line was good but you need an editor other than the computer. That and filling in and revising some thin spots would make it great.
  • I found it worth buying the 2nd & 3rd

    By LimeGargoye
    The story is interesting and well-told. It took a little while to become used to the sometimes abrupt changes from one character to another, but not that long. The several storylines do not mesh as of the end of book 1, but it looks like they can later in the series. The story is much better put together than the ebook. There are multiple places where words or phrases are missing or duplicated; that interrupts the story and detracts from the experience. Formatting of the text layout is iffy. Sometimes viewing in portrait mode makes the words difficult to distinguish, often simply due to how the text is placed on the screen. Changing to landscape seems to correct this, and I doubt it is an issue in print, but (again) trying to figure out word order interrupts the enjoyment of the story. The problems dealing with ebook format an layout cost a full point in my review.
  • Great story!!

    By Iluvyou739
    Great book, except a couple of grammatical errors such as using the wrong personal pronouns, or forgetting about a character. Otherwise, I loved Kyra's character, loved the story, and loved the world of Escalon. I'll definately be reading the next books in this series.
  • great and amazing

    By Flapiss
    I can't put it down and you just want to know what happens next in the book. Amazing book, Morgan