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 1,222 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


  • Best book I’ve read!

    By Erin_Lamotte
    This is by far the best book I’ve read! I’ve been so immersed into it that I finished it in 3 days! Though I do have school so I read when I can. I thought the character development was very nicely laid out. I don’t know what else to say except that if you like dragons and war you’re going to love this book! Believe me, when I say it’s an awesome book that I couldn’t put down my phone! I’ve already bought the second book and can’t wait to see what happens next!
  • Great fantasy book!

    By Nunn Nasty
    I have not read a book in years but finally decided to get back into it. Best book I’ve ever read. If you love the game of thrones genre then you will love this book.
  • Must have more!

    By KenzG
    I love the ancient world and dragons. This one has it all adventure, battles, even some mystery. A page turner!
  • Characters developed but plot, details flawed

    By Butterwaffle
    This series (you can't really read just one book since they cut off in odd places) has well-developed characters, but a lot of the storytelling is flawed and takes me out of the story: the dialogue does not read like natural speech, the author knows even less about tactics and weapons than me (even I know crossbows shoot bolts, not arrows, as just one example), and there are inconsistencies in the story that appear to be a lack of attention to detail. For example, in the second book, several characters prepare to travel to a remote city. After riding on horseback for hours into the night in a forest (after their torched have burned out), they are hungry but have run out of food. I don't know about you, but in a forest at night there is not enough light for me to ride on horseback. I would also know to pack more than half a day's worth of food for a multi-day trip. It is like this all the time. If inconsistencies like that don't bother you, this might just be the book you're looking for. Otherwise...
  • 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 Morgan Rice

    By SeanRied
    This book was fairly well written. Each character developed nicely, which makes for an easy read. Morgan developed a gradual build to a nice climax leaving me wanting more. I will be reading the next book shortly.
  • Not a Good Read!

    By Scottdeya
    Please choose something else! This series is poorly written and in need of a good editor.
  • 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.
  • Mars

    By ReadingPink
    Can not wait to start the next book in the series,.
  • 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.