Review: The Adventurers Guild by Zack Loran Clark & Nick Eliopulos
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.
*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 plot…I couldn’t put it down.
The story is unique and all its own. I was stunned by the character development and the twists and turns the plot contained! The challenges and growth the characters showed left me in awe. Now sometimes, I get confused when their is an abundance of characters and names thrown around but each character has their own personality and quirks that you can’t help but fall in love with each of them.
I was silently cheering each character on, especially Zed. The King gets no cheers though, grumpy old bat. And while the adventure was thrilling, lets not forget about the ties and bonds of friendship, these young apprentices are going to travel through thick and thin together. I can’t say enough good things about this unique world, other than the cliffhanger that has me begging for book 2 already! Actually, I will just take the entire series now please, I am dying to know what happens next!