The Adventurers Guild

The Adventurers Guild 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 h

  • Title: The Adventurers Guild
  • Author: Zack Loran Clark Nick Eliopulos
  • ISBN: null
  • Page: 272
  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • 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 roFew 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.

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    1. I have to say, I really enjoyed this book more than I anticipated! I'm not a huge middle grade reader NOR am I a high fantasy reader, butThe Adventurers Guilde struck a nice balance that complimented my reading styles perfectly. I believe if you are a fan of older-middle grade (I find it particularly reminiscent ofThe Magisterium Series ) then it would be a great fit for you.The world building and magic system in this novel were really well done. The history of Freestone was clear and complex, y [...]

    2. I absolutely loved this book! It reminded me so much of Percy Jackson, but with more magic and less mythology. If you want an adorable, funny, middle grade adventure novel DEFINITELY pick this up. Even if you're not into middle grade; it's just so great!*Thanks to Disney Hyperion for providing me with this book, though I'm under no obligation to post a review! All thoughts and opinions are my own! :)*

    3. "Few ever asked the join the Adventures guild Their members often died young"I'm not a huge middle-grade reader, but I do love my fantasy/adventure novels.When I read the synopsis of this book and learned that the authors were D&D fans and gamers, I knew I had to give it a shot. I got so much more out of this than I ever thought I would from a middle-grade novel, I literally cannot wait for the next book in the series, but as there is no release date set, I'm in agony because I need more of [...]

    4. 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 merch [...]

    5. The Adventurers Guild was a fantastic read! I haven't read anything this good in a long time! An exciting, suspenseful, intriguing, imaginative story, with diverse, colorful, and interesting characters, and a creative, intelligent, and witty dialogue.I am so tired of series and cliff-hangers, but at 80% through, I was hoping, begging, for there to be a sequel. I can't get enough of these characters, both kids and adults. (I'm happy to report this wasn't a cliff-hanger, not really -- it ended mor [...]

    6. **You can see this full review and more at Book Briefs: bookbriefs**THE ADVENTURER'S GUILD is a middle grade adventure story by authors and friends Zack Loran Clark & Nick Eliopulos. The Adventurer's Guild was a ton of fun! I really enjoyed this book. And can I just go off on a tangent really quickly to mention how detailed and gorgeous this book is? From the absolutely stunning map end pages, to the wonderfully designed chapter pages, I really love all the detail that went into the hardcove [...]

    7. As usual for my expectations in this genre, I was pleasantly surprised to find I enjoyed this much more than I expected to. Credit goes to the awesomely creepy Dangers--creepy porcelain-like faces splitting to show the monster beneath is always an ace in the hole. Harry Potter did it. It did it. There is something to be said for humanoid features morphing into something terrifying.The rest is formulaic in the best way. You have two best friends who are fiercely loyal, a girl who's misunderstood [...]

    8. This fantasy midgrade was a tour de force; a character-driven, well-developed, laugh out loud funny, spooky, exciting read.The Adventurers Guild is the most dangerous guild in Freestone, one of the last remaining cities. Those who join usually die young, fighting off the monsters that live beyond the wall. So when Zed Kagari, a young sorcerer, is drafted, he's not exactly happy about the situation. His best friend volunteers to join as well, following Zed into the most dangerous adventure of t [...]

    9. The Adventurers Guild is a first-rate middle grade fantasy. Excellent use of classic fantasy (elves, dwarves, swords & sorcery) while incorporating fresh new fantasy elements. Characterization was in-depth and believable with a lovable bunch of tween protagonists. Those who like Rick Riordan's books or Rowling's Harry Potter series will want to check this one out.Zed Kagari is so relieved when he is selected by the Mages Guild during the Guildculling in his hometown of Freestone. It will mea [...]

    10. The Adventurers Guild feels like being at the table playing Dungeons and Dragons with your friends. It feels like a classic fantasy (dwarves, elves, guilds) but explores new themes and stories without relying on old tropes. It doesn't pull punches, either -- the book is equal parts funny, scary, gross, and exciting. Clark and Eliopulos are a killer duo, and I can't wait for the next one.

    11. While I was reading this book, I was also reading Keeper of the Lost Cities, and realized that this is a good book, and that is a great book. The difference was that I wanted to stay with Sophie and her friends, even after I was reading it, and in this book I was fine with leaving.

    12. This book left me breathless.Seriously.It has been SO long since a middle grade fantasy novel has done that for me.Breathless.It was SO good. I can't even words right now. Usually, my fangirling is saved for YA or adult books, but The Adventurers Guild is definitely worth a girly squeal or two.It's told in the third person, split between Zed and Brock. Both boys are young and hoping to be selected by prestigious guilds during the guildculling ceremony in their city. The selection will determine [...]

    13. The Adventurers Guild is SO good and I'm pretty excited that it's going to be a series. I went into this book looking for a book for my 7 year old to start after he finishes reading Captain Underpants and while it is definitely too advanced for him right now it has found a fan in this mama.This book has magic, monsters, and adventure. There are heroes and villains and characters that you're not quite sure about. This book doesn't leave you on a cliffhanger, but you definitely want to see what [...]

    14. This was a very cool and fun read! The world building was well paced, and once the action started, it just kept going. This is a book that I will definitely be telling the kids about.The story is told in dual perspective. Zed is a half-elf who just wants to be a mage, and the other perspective is Brock, the son of well to do merchants, who wants to be a merchant. Brock and Zed are best friends who end up not getting into the guilds they want, but at least they are facing their adventures togethe [...]

    15. While this doesn't necessarily cover any new ground in the realm of kid lit fantasy (at 12 kids are "chosen" to join their guilds in a ceremony), there are interesting characters, magic and monster filled action, and a bit of intrigue that helps keep it entertaining. Great choice for 4th-6th graders who love the genre.

    16. Excellent. I really enjoyed this book. It's basically a novelization of a well done DnD campaign. The characters were all well written and their growth was natural and not at all forced. I look forward to the sequels.

    17. Wow. What a rush!A story that begins with the sorting of children among guilds for lifelong occupations, turns into an all out magically infused war that'll take down as many as painfully as it can along the way. We see much character growth in our young charges, as well as a loss of innocence as their dreams are torn away and they face Dangers great and well, greater. The subplots running just under the surface of it all serve to add another dimension to the oddities happening, and instill a gr [...]

    18. What if there is more in store for you than you ever could imagine? What if instead of just existing, you were chosen?On the annual culling day, Zed is equal parts terrified and exuberant. As the only son of a member of the Servants Guild, he has never known glory or wealth. Just setting foot into the inner city and all it's riches and nobility gives him an uneasy feeling, no matter that his best friend is a part of that shiny and glittering world. Zed has looked forward to the day he would be s [...]

    19. The next great adventure is upon us, Squinks. Even if you don’t initially choose to be part of the Adventurers Guild, you will find yourself hooked and wanting more. Clark and Eliopulos’ story is one you must get your hands on right away.Squinklethoughts1. One of the first things I look for in an adventure story is whether the main character has someone he or she can count on. I don’t like stories where there’s only one main character traversing lands and discovering things on his or her [...]

    20. Note: Kristin reads and reviews both Christian and secular fiction on A Simply Enchanted Life. Out of respect for my readers, I am including a content review. This content review will help you decide whether this book is suitable for you.Content Review:Christian or Secular: Secular. Possibly offensive to Christians (see below)Profanity: Mild Psuedo-Curse Word (Example: What the fie!)Sex&Violence: No sex. Mild violence.Trigger Warnings: Some of the suspense and violence may be frightening to [...]

    21. Zed had always dreamed of joining the Mages Guild. The magical protection that the Mages offered to the city of Freestone, one of the last remaining safe havens in the world, drew him. As half-elf and half-human, Zed desperately hoped that his lineage would qualify him for the coveted role; however, since Zed came from the servant class, there wasn't a lot of hope that he would be chosen for such an illustrious position. If he was chosen to be a Mage, maybe he could travel to the elf city, Lleth [...]

    22. The short:While the characters are stereotypical and the plot is formulaic, The Adventurer's Guild is an entertaining fantasy adventure that stays true to what it is: a fantasy adventure. I enjoyed exploring the world with Zed and co. Their story provided lighthearted entertainment in the middle of a busy time of year where it's all too easy to fall prey to burnout. I look forward to continuing their journey with them in the sequel!The long:WHAT I LIKEDThe World BuildingMonsters. Best friends. M [...]

    23. Set in a world where the monsters have won and only a few cities remain, our two main characters find themselves recruited into the Adventurers Guild. Which basically means they just got involuntarily drafted to fight the monsters and have a good chance of dying very young. The first book did a fairly good job of setting up the world and politics of the society for a middle grade story.*****Plot- 3.5/5 StarsThe plots was fast paced and I read the in one sitting. It was simplistic, but still intr [...]

    24. I may have been saying this a little too often lately, but please someone invent something that allows me to jump into fictional worlds. Freestone, with its hierarchy and rules of guilds, may not be Heaven, but the Dangers (yes, capital P), the Adventurer's Guild and both elven and freely tapped magic is enticing enough for me to buckle my boots and say "hell yeah". The Adventurer's Guild is an amazing, fun start to this middle-grade series that makes me feel like my weekly Dungeons and Drago [...]

    25. In the city of Freestone, one of the last surviving cities, youngsters are chosen to become apprentices for the various guilds. Zed hopes to be chosen by the mages and his friend Brock seems destined to be a merchant. But all their plans are upended when they wind up in the Adventurers Guild. It's not as prestigious as the other guilds in terms of power or money, but it is vitally necessary. They are the ones who travel to places outside the city walls and bring back useful items, or help to kee [...]

    26. Zed and Brock are best friends who live in Freestone, one of the last cities left after the Dangers came. It is the time of year when the young people of Freestone are apprenticed to their guilds. Zed, a half-elf, hopes to be placed with the mages. Brock hopes to be placed with the merchants to join the family business. The Guildeculling doesn't go as they planned however as they both join the Adventurers Guild. The Adventurers are the only people who venture outside the wall of the city. They a [...]

    27. Clark, Zack Loran and Nick Eliopulos The Adventurers Guild, 320 pages. Disney, OCTOBER 2017. $17. Language: G; Mature Content: G; Violence: PG (similar to Brandon Mull or Rick Riordan books).Zed thinks he has a chance to join the Silverglows, the Mages Guild in his hometown of Freestone. When the Archmagus claims him for that group, he feels like his dreams have come true. A few moments later, his hopes are crushed when the Sea of Stars, the Adventurers Guild, invokes their right of draft and ta [...]

    28. *Book Received in Exchange for Honest Opinion/Review*I don't even know where to start this review. First off, my middle grade, fantasy, gold standard is Fablehaven. I compare all books to that, because while their are hints of romance, the adventure is strong enough to carry the story alone. I have to say, The Adventurers Guild was on par with Fablehaven! This story blew me away, with rich imagery, vivid, lush descriptions, and an endlessly, thickening plotI couldn't put it down.The story is uni [...]

    29. The world basically ended before Zed was born, when the barriers between dimensions opened and let through all sorts of Dangers. Zed and Brock live in one of the last cities standing. They're old enough to finally be apprenticed to a Guild, and that apprenticeship will determine the rest of their lives. Brock has no doubts he'll be accepted into the Merchant Guild, like his family. But Zed isn't sure anyone wants him. He's a half-elf---just like the person who ended the world. But an unexpected [...]

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