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
4.5 Score: 4.5 (From 1,703 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 zeusboo
    Good fantasy story telling with page turning action and great characters
  • Great

    By great great grandma
  • Whoa.

    By Katarinawilliamblythe
    I haven’t read a fantasy novel in a long, long time. I read this in a DAY. Less than a day, really. In 10 hours. I’m in love with it. Some of the writing isn’t the best, but the storyline itself is AMAZING
  • Slow and rocky start but good ending

    By Royiah1
    So not a fan of the repetitive language used or the statements made several times. You don’t need to explain the wall of fire keeping the trolls out four times. Also a little confusing at first when the POV changed. Was slow to pick up and most of the book didn’t have much progress which was disappointing. The plot is quite interesting though. And I do want to know what happens next so it is worth the read as far as that goes. Though I’m still trying to find out the writers justification for Leo as it feels like an easy out to protect the main character and her brother. All in all I am pretty neutral about this book so will be picking up the next in the series if only to find out what happens.
  • A good book

    By Rtbnash
    I liked this book. It was dramatic and building until the end. Only at the end it wasn’t entirely done; it’s set the beginning of the next book. I guess that’s a smart way to sell books.
  • Absolutely AMAZING!

    By Jaey Lazarus
    Absolutely 5 stats on this, Morgan has outdone himself.
  • Good book, but SO poorly written and/or edited

    By Taintchy
    I enjoyed the book, but there were so many writing errors; sometimes page after page. Seriously, I’m an avid reader. I was done with this book in less than one Sunday, but would’ve likely been through at least half of another of equal length if it weren’t for all absurd errors. That ought to tell you something. Still, I’d recommend it as a good book (& that the author have someone else proof their work).
  • Rise of the dragon

    By kylesadwon12
    The most interesting book I’ve ever read and it makes me feel good in side when I read these books there awsome for kids that believe in fairy tails and I really wonder what the author was thinking when he rote this book👦🏿
  • Brilliant I finished in just two days

    By $itzo
    I am a stickler for fantasy and this book delivered. Heart pounding, page scrolling masterpiece. I finished the book after only two nights of reading. It ended in a way I bought the second and third book bundle immediately. A must read for anyone craving to get lost in a world of brave characters facing chaos.
  • Exciting read

    By Mrnoose
    Good story, quick read. It is full up with the cliches’ of the genre, but still has a great feel of adventure to it. Part of the female empowerment movement but still a solidly written, though poorly edited, piece. So yeah I recommend this book. Good way to kill 5 or 8 hours.