Mark of Fire (The Endarian Prophecy Book 1) by Richard Phillips

Mark of Fire (The Endarian Prophecy Book 1)

An ancient prophecy. A young woman’s destiny. Lorness Carol, coming of age in the kingdom of her warlord father, Lord Rafel, aspires to wield magic. But she’s also unknowingly become the obsession of Kragan, an avenging wielder as old as evil itself. He’s waited centuries to find and kill the female prophesied as the only human empowered to destroy him. However, dispatching the king’s assassin, Blade, to Rafel’s Keep, ends in treason. F...

Details Mark of Fire (The Endarian Prophecy Book 1)

TitleMark of Fire (The Endarian Prophecy Book 1)
Release DateNov 1st, 2017
GenreFantasy, Did Not Finish

Reviews Mark of Fire (The Endarian Prophecy Book 1)

  • Dee Arr
    Right from the first page of “Mark of Fire,” author Richard Phillips begins the hard-charging pace that could describe this entire book. This is definitely an action-oriented story, neatly wrapped inside a world that also has its share of magic wielders and evil half-men called vorgs.The author trades description for story. Although providing the least amount of words forces the reader to ingest more imagination into the book’s world, Mr. P...
  • Deedi Brown (DeediReads)
    I downloaded this title as my Kindle First October Book. I enjoyed it, but I knew I was going to get myself into trouble reading the first of a series that isn't fully published yet!My overall impression is that this book has a classic but compelling fantasy plot, but I wish everything had been more fully developed. There wasn't much world-building in the beginning and the characters are not very complex, but I can feel their potential. I hope th...
  • Ryan Sparks
    I bought this book from Amazon, the Fantasy book of the month for October in the Kindle First program. I'm going to be completely honest on this, I accidentally pressed the buy now button, but since it was $1.99, I figured no harm no foul.I love fantasy books, but starting a new series, especially one without a following already, is always a roll of the dice for me. Not only is this a new series, but I have never even heard of the author, Richard...
  • Diana Carson
    Fun light read. Character development very light but nice plot. Classic hero's journeyThis is a fun fast read, not a complete story to itself. If you want to read all the books in the series, then dive in. Good for young teens, nice female character.
  • Michael Kremen
    Did Not Work for MeI got this book as a Kindle First book, it comes out in November, with the remainder of the trilogy out in early 2018.Maybe this book would work for younger readers, or those less versed in fantasy, or someone along those lines. It has heroes and villains established rather quickly, and action gets going relatively early to get the plot moving.That said, though some passages were descriptive, I felt more like I was being told t...
  • Dawn
    I received an advance copy from Netgalley in exchange for an honest review.Promising premise, weak story. A prophecy to stop a madman—of course said madman must find and murder the main character of this prophecy. Carol is the daughter of a nobleman and warrior. Surprisingly she is a well of magic, and she masters this magic quickly and efficiently—this I found hard to believe, but of course if she is the woman of the prophecy this has to be ...
  • Cherryl Stiles
    Endarian equals engrossed.The book was very well written. I gave a 4 rating because, well it was almost superb. But as much reverence the author has for his wife, having the names Carol for a great and powerful wielder that was professed from thousand years back, I felt like Carol was not a very apt name for a such setting of magic and time. Neither is Kim for an Endarian princess. Anyway, story was really good all in all. Can't wait for the next...
  • Steph
    Interesting start but no storyThis was an interesting start to a story but it felt incomplete. Too much foreshadowing makes it obvious whom the main rivals are to be. There also isn’t much of a plot in this book as we are just introduced to many of the main characters and races. If I had to read this again, I would have waited for the second book in order to get more of the plot.
  • Araldia
    A fully developed world embeds a great plot.It feels like Richard Phillips worked hard on developing an entire world, before identifying the characters and story that takes place in this book.Two magic systems, numerous species with their own codes and communities, and a great range of believable environments all mesh together to make the situations and challenges of the characters feel perfectly situated.Very glad I chose this book, and looking ...
  • loraine cooke
    Good read.This author is New to me and I was unsure if this would be my kind of book but thought I would give it a go. I was pleasantly surprised to find it was a great book. The start of a great adventure with likeable characters and a different world of magic . Will be reading the next book.
  • Virginia
    Solid start to a fantasy series. I was a bit disappointed that (view spoiler)[Carol and Blade do not reunite in this book. I kept waiting for it and clearly this won't happen until book 2. (hide spoiler)] I'd like to see more character development in book 2. There was too much time spent describing terrain and surroundings.
  • Richard Rupp
    I felt like I was switching between reading two separate books which were slightly related to each other and both of which suddenly ended. I don't mind a teaser for the next volume in a series, but this book ended without any sort of resolution to any of the story components. The individual stories were interesting, but not enough to make me want to continue with the series.
  • Fawn
    Mark of FireThis has a slow start. The storyline gets more interesting as you get towards the end of the book. The characters are simple and predictable making this an easy story to follow. The magic and prophecy depicted are not complicated or hard to understand with the writing style here.
  • Eric Bertone
    After reading the Rho series, i was surprised and excited to see that he was writing a fantasy series as well. Reading the early release was great and i know it will be another exciting series that he is releasing. My only gripes were with some pacing issues in the story but overall it was a very good read.
  • patsy christofferson
    The descriptions were so well done. Your words painted a portrait. Definitely left me ready for book two. I truly endJoy stories that take me away from daily "stuff". Thank you for giving me adventures to look forward too. Bye for now.
  • Cierra Hodo
    Didn't knock my socks offThis was good to read on planes, trains etc... Ends in a cliffhanger so you feel the need to buy the second book. I wanted more out of a fantasy book and was left a bit bored.
  • Roger D. Lee
    Battle for good to overcome evil is lead by the yourhCan Blade repay the life given to him by the man he has been sent to kill? Kings and Lords aided by magic add to the adventure. Great fun.
  • Jill Kalas
    Well writtenThis book ended way too soon. It was well written and easy to follow all the different characters and unusual places. Hopefully the second book in this series had more action in it.
  • Chet
    EnchantingGood story development and characters are believable and consistent. The fantasies are captivating, yet there are many things that are presented that stimulate imagination and may be revisited later.
  • Bonnie Cleveland
    Good ReadStory is well developed along with the characters. The transitions between the two main character's, and where they are located is smooth and adds to the story in a way that makes the story seamless.
    This book is great!!I wasn't sure I was going to like this tale. But I was wrong! The more I read the more intense the story. I love the characters, the exciting and breath taking episodes. Couldn't believe how fast I read this book. Can't wait to read book 2.
  • Rebecca Gehringer
    Hood quick read.The book had an enjoyable flow. It was easy to get lost in the story. The descriptions were well made and believable.
  • Richard Carl
    Enjoyable reading Good plot development characters were also introduced in a very timely manner looking forward to reading more of his work.
  • Jessica
    Not as in depth as the Rho trilogies and its fantasy as opposed to sci-fi, but very enjoyable!
  • Stephanie
    Got this as a Kindle First. While the characters were interesting enough, the book fell flat. There were no large obstacles to tackle; just a bunch of small problems. Meh.
  • Kevin Beck
    An interesting story with good characters and a fast paced plot.
  • Miche D
    meh. I never fell in love with the characters.
  • Barbara Sanders
    Fascinating!A different type of sword and sorcery tale. Very solid, well written story, with very believable characters. Looking forward to the next in the series.
  • David Haws
    Unimaginative and poorly written.
  • Sharon E. Hart
    Very imaginative writing and fun to read.Good for lovers of magical fiction. I hope it continues to be an interesting series for magic and fantasy readers.