Title: A Quest of Heroes
Author: Morgan Rice
Published: December 3, 2012 by Morgan Rice
Purchased: February 17, 2015, free on Kindle.
Blurb: 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. The youngest of four, the least favorite of his father, hated by his brothers, Thorgrin senses he is different from the others. He dreams of becoming a great warrior, of joining the King’s men and protecting the Ring from the hordes of creatures on the other side of the Canyon. 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.
But King’s Court is rife with its own family dramas, power struggles, ambitions, jealousy, violence and betrayal. King MacGil must choose an heir from amongst his children, and the ancient Dynasty Sword, the source of all their power, still sits untouched, waiting for the chosen one to arrive. Thorgrin arrives as an outsider and battles to be accepted, and to join the King’s Legion.
Thorgrin comes to learn he has mysterious powers he does not understand, that he has a special gift, and a special destiny. Against all odds he falls in love with the king’s daughter, and as their forbidden relationship blossoms, he discovers he has powerful rivals. As he struggles to make sense of his powers, the king’s sorcerer takes him under his wing and tells him of a mother he never knew, in a land far away, beyond the Canyon, beyond even the land of the Dragons.
Before Thorgrin can venture out and become the warrior he yearns to be, he must complete his training. But this may be cut short, as he finds himself propelled into the center of royal plots and counterplots, ones that may threaten his love and bring him down—and the entire kingdom with him.
Review: Yet another case of a book that I just can’t bring myself to finish. I tried, I really did. I would get slightly interested for just a little bit and then get bored again.
I made it all the way to chapter fifteen but, I just couldn’t take it anymore, I had to set it down and I have no desire to pick it back up. There’s a good bit in it that should interest me but…I just can’t get into it.
Yet another case of overusing the name, this time Thorgrin, or as people call him Thor. You read that sentence right, his name is Thor but, it’s not the greek god, that’s just his name and the author makes sure that you know it. I counted Thor nine times on one page, I get it, that’s his name and you are definitely wearing it out. Just like in I Bring the Fire, I was tired of Loki’s name and now, I’m tired of Thor’s name.
This was very forgettable, even while I was reading it and I had a little trouble remembering what I did read so I could write it down.
I don’t know, I just couldn’t connect to this book and it was mainly due to the writing and the over use of the names.
I wouldn’t really recommend this book except maybe as a filler while waiting for something? It’s your call if you want to read this or not.
Thank you for reading my review.