Sunday, September 17, 2017

The Adventurers Guild by Zack Loran Clark, Nick Eliopulos (The Adventurers Guild #1)

The Adventurers Guild
by Zack Loran Clark & Nick Eliopulos

My rating: 5 stars

Series: The Adventurers Guild - Book 1
Publisher: Disney Hyperion (October 3, 2017)
Publication Date: October 3, 2017
Genre: Children's Fantasy | Magic
Print Length: 320 pages
Available from: Amazon | Barnes & Noble

Few ever asked to join the Adventurers Guild. . . . Their members often died young.

In one of the last cities standing after the world fell to monsters, best friends Zed Kagari and Brock Dunderfel have high hopes for the future. Zed desperately wishes to join the ranks of the Mages Guild, where his status as Freestone's only half elf might finally be an asset. Brock, the roguishly handsome son of merchants, is confident he'll be welcomed into the ranks of the Merchants Guild.

But just as it seems the boys' dreams have come true, their lives take a startling turn . . . and they find themselves members of the perilous Adventurers Guild.

Led by the fearsome Alabasel Frond, the guild acts as the last line of defense against the Dangers-hungry, unnatural beasts from otherworldly planes. And when the boys uncover a conspiracy that threatens all of Freestone, Zed, Brock, and their new allies-Liza, a fierce noble, and Jett, a brave dwarf-must prove their worth once and for all.

This start of a thrilling new series is sure to be a hit with readers who like their fantasies clever and action-packed, with tons of humor and heart.
  

 
 The Adventurers Guild  by Zack Loran Clark, Nick Eliopulos 
(The Adventurers Guild #1)

The Adventurers Guild (The Adventurers Guild #1)Give a child a great adventure in a fantasy world and you will give them new worlds to explore, moments of wild imaginings and the love of books! THE ADVENTURERS GUILD by Zack Loran Clark and Nick Eliopulos is the story of two friends with high hopes for their futures, even though their backgrounds couldn’t be more different. Zed wants nothing more than to be chosen to be in the Mage Guild, to raise himself up from the stigma of being the only half-elf in his village. Brock wants to be a merchant, like his wealthy family. Each boy will tell their shared story in their own voices as they find themselves in a guild that spells almost certain doom for those who are chosen. The Adventurers Guild is the last line of defense against danger and as if that isn’t enough, Zed and Brock uncover a dark conspiracy that threatens their land’s very existence.

Follow Zed and Brock as they train for a job that no child should have, learn to form alliances with those around them and to understand that all isn’t what it seems to be. Can these children prove their worth and show their town the truth of what goes on behind the scenes? For those like Zed, this is a time to stand up when others would hold them down!

Meet elves, dwarves, the rich and the entitled and watch as two best friends find their inner strengths, as well as the strength of honor, no matter what. Filled with the magic of a fantasy world, characters that come alive with youthful zeal, and the quirky humor of tweens being tweens.

I was captured by the fantasy myself, and found it refreshing to see that two boys from different backgrounds could place more value in their bond than who they were or where they came from. Top notch reading for middle-grade readers, or those of us who just like well-written tales!

I received an ARC edition from Disney Hyperion in exchange for my honest and voluntary review.

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