Shepherd's Quest: The Broken Key #1

Shepherd's Quest: The Broken Key #1

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by Brian S. Pratt
     
 

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Longing for adventure is one thing, but when it becomes reality...

Four comrades set out to recover the segments of a key which they believe will unlock the King's Hoard, rumored to hold great wealth. Written in the style of an RPG game, with spells, scrolls, potions, Guilds, and dungeon exploration fraught with traps and other dangers.

Overview

Longing for adventure is one thing, but when it becomes reality...

Four comrades set out to recover the segments of a key which they believe will unlock the King's Hoard, rumored to hold great wealth. Written in the style of an RPG game, with spells, scrolls, potions, Guilds, and dungeon exploration fraught with traps and other dangers.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
2940000691151
Publisher:
Brian S. Pratt
Publication date:
03/29/2009
Series:
Broken Key Trilogy , #1
Sold by:
Smashwords
Format:
NOOK Book
Sales rank:
26,777
File size:
442 KB

Meet the Author

Born in Modesto, California, Brian graduated high school in 1985 and went into the Air Force where he trained as an Avionic Specialist on the F-117A Stealth Fighter.
When his tour of duty ended, he tried his hand as a Pizza Hut delivery driver where he quickly rose to become General Manager of a delivery unit in Edmonds, WA and continued as such for several years.
Then after a short stint driving a taxi, he spent two years teaching teenagers how to drive. (Not as stressful as one would imagine.) He now writes full time in Washington, USA.
His published works include:
The Morcyth Saga (7 Books)
Travail of The Dark Mage (2 Books)
Improbable Adventures of Scar and Potbelly (series)
The Broken Key Trilogy (3 Books)
Dungeon Crawler Adventures (2 Books)
The Adventurer's Guild (2 Books)
Ring of the Or'tux (Stand Alone)

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Shepherd's Quest 4.5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 37 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
Riyan Borenson of the small village of Quillim is a shepherd boy. His best friend is Chadric Kelon, son of the village miller. Together they have all sorts of high spirited adventures, but only in their daydreams. Life is rather mundane for Riyan and Chad. Tending sheep and grinding grain does not make for high adventure no matter how they might wish otherwise. Yet despite the calm in the little hamlet, Riyan has managed to acquire an enemy. Rupert, son of the village magistrate, is determined to make Riyan life miserable no matter what. To add insult to injury Rupert even gets engaged to Freya, the girl who Riyan suddenly realizes he loves. Riyan distraught by this sudden announcement decides the best thing for him to do is take his sheep to some high pasture. There he will have time to sort things out, get over his anger and find a way to stop Freya from marrying Rupert. Meanwhile, Chad along with Bartholomew Agreani devise a plan to humiliate Rupert, but it only makes things worse for Riyan. Change is in the wind. Up in the high pasture, one of Riyan¿s sheep goes astray. While looking for the lost sheep, he finds the lamb in a hole in the ground. Despite the trouble the sheep has caused him, Riyan also finds a coin which will bring him and his friends back to this same place a few days later. Riyan, Chad and Bart stumble upon an ancient burial tomb, which they later learn is the fabled King's Horde. Legend has it that this burial site holds a vast fortune. If Fate has brought them this far, Fate has also thrown them a curve. To gain access to the King's Horde, they must first recover the segments of the key that will open the inscribed portal. One fragment of the key they find within the ancient burial tomb in the hand of a long dead thief. Finding the other segment of the key will take them deep into hostile goblin territory and a place where even goblins fear to tread. Shepherd¿s Quest is a fun, well paced novel that any Dungeon and Dragons gamer would love. It has all the elements of the game rolled into an adventure story about young lads looking for riches, fame and adventure. Parts of the book do get rather bogged down with the repetitive finding of chests, crypts and such. Once inside goblin territory the story picks up the pace and moves the reader right along with the uneasy, uncertain air that makes goblin territory so feared. Brian Pratt weaves a true Dungeon and Dragons type of story with this first book in the Broken Key Trilogy. Gamers should love this trilogy!
AshDeVore More than 1 year ago
I love Brian S. Pratt's books! His Morcyth Saga was a little hard to read at first due to the writing style, but I quickly became engrossed in the story and it was not a problem anymore! The Broken Key Trilogy is a must read for anyone that loves RPG's, fantasy, and adventure! Can't wait to see what else he comes out with!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Fun to read and enjoyed the premisre. Age appropriate for pre teens.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
THIS GUYS WRITES SO MANY PAGES! I LOVE IT SO FREAKING MUCH? HOW DOES HE DO IT!?!!???!!!!?????
Guest More than 1 year ago
At last a fun adventure written in a role playing style. You have levels, potions, magic, mayhem, all with a touch of levity thrown in. I've read many books over the years along these lines, including many of the Forgotten Realms. This one is just as good as any of them. Bart, the thief of the group, give the reader an indepth look at the practices of being a thief. From picking locks, disarming traps, and the nocturnal adventure when he and Chad set Rupert up for serious embarrasement. Fun story that kept me engrossed until the end.
Anonymous 3 months ago
317 nook pages. Suprisingly good story. Hack and slash type of book. Like a video game
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This is a good book for teens and its written at their level. Not really an adult reading book.
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Anyone known for what age group you could recomened it to?
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