I wouldn't consider it an affront to fiction and fantasy. An easy read, with a compelling storyline. I hope I like it, I bought the whole trilogy. Recommended for the permanent library of all fantasy readers. When he wasn't confused and wondering why the other Trainees the ones who were actually chosen and invited to join hated and resented him it makes no sense! It will keep you entertained for hours, and will satisfy all ages. If you have a reading level higher than a fifth grader, do not start this series.
Books 2-- 17 in the series are now also available! A Quest for Heroes revolves around the epic coming of age story of one special boy, a 14 year old from a small village on the outskirts of the Kingdom of the Ring. I am sure there is some self-publishing author I may have not stumbled onto that is a class act. Does he not realize that he's technically going out with his own sister, adopted as she may be? It will keep you entertained for hours, and will satisfy all ages. With two older brothers who had no time for him and a father that thought very little of him as well. But somewhere around the 10% mark it started fraying, and continued to do so until it fell apart. Recommended for the permanent library of all fantasy readers.
Thor's friends force him, while drunk to go with a whore in a brothel. The only reason I mention this is that I have something against a writer who is ok with her books containing grievous spelling and grammatical errors in her work at the time of publication. It is a fantasy that brings us into a world we will never forget, and which will appeal to all ages and genders. He literally understands nothing about how it works, only that in any sort of stressful situation, it pops out of nowhere and saves the day in whatever way it needs to do so, whether that means giving him super strength, telekinesis, or anything else. She uses spell-check, however she has know idea witch of the words is the correct won. The setting Gary lives in the Ring, a circular patch of earth surrounded by the Canyon.
Books 2-- 17 in the series are now also available! The people looked awkward, and almost every scene was viewed from a high vantage point, which only resulted in removing us from the action. What I loved most was the fact that Thor wasn't a manwhore and remained innocent, waiting for Gwen. Recommended for the permanent library of all fantasy readers. Instead of summoners being maligned by society, Gryff is in a position to make them revered and honored. Holy shit, does this book need the services of a decent editor. There's a right way of doing a cliffhanger, and simply implying that the main character gets thrown into jail just doesn't cut it.
His book series just tops all my other books. I didn't have any other books to listen to and wasn't where I could download more so I was stuck wading though this book. I don't think a single page of this has ever been introduced to an editor. Just because this is a fantasy book, does not mean that you make things unbelievable. It simply defies understanding to me.
Thorgrin comes to learn he has mysterious powers he does not understand, that he has a special gift, and a special destiny. The point is not to cringe, then laugh your butt off at how unrealistic and improbable the story is. I also find annoying that after the chapter his adoption took place in, everyone in the world completely forgets or something. More than anything this book needs an editor, and not just a proofreading, but someone to tell the author all of the many things wrong with it. Especially because there's some blatant stolen elements from fairly well known fantasy classics the most obvious one being sword in the stone. Thor, of course, is treated badly, given the dirtiest jobs, and generally not wanted.
Well anyway, even still, the author seems to have slit their own throat with that I think. I read whatever I can see wherever. In 25 pages I expect there to be some world-building and actual introduction of characters, but there was no narrator, and barely any dialogue, to make this happen. When he comes of age and is forbidden by his father to try out for the King's Legion, he refuses to take no for an answer: he journeys out on his own, determined to force his way into King's Court and be taken seriously. Each book should stand on its own merit. Only the beginning of what promises to be an epic young adult series.
It will keep you entertained for hours, and will satisfy all ages. Took a chance anyway and found that I enjoyed it. There are certain situations and words that repeat themselves over and over and over again in this book to the point that it gets ridiculous. King MacGil decides who his successor will be. This is the first book I have read by this author, and now I know it will certainly not be the last. Recommended for the permanent library of all fantasy readers.
Perhaps a more seasoned fantasy reader would have flung the book away by now, but I kept going so I will read the next one in the series. Thorgrin arrives as an outsider and battles to be accepted, and to join the King's Legion. Quantity in no way equals quality. Pretty sure whoever wrote the rave review on Overdrive Media Console either A doesn't exist or B had a gun pointed to their head. What makes Thor a compelling character? He doesn't really undertake any characteristic growth. She struggles to understand her special skills and mysterious inner power, and comes to realize she is different than the others.