Fires of Prophecy: The Morcyth Saga Book Two

Rated 4.52/5 based on 36 reviews
At the fall of the City of Light, Miko is captured by the Empire's forces and is taken as a slave into the Empire.

James. with the help of some new found allies, travels into the Empire to rescue his friend.

From the City of Light, to the slave markets of Korazan, even unto the Empire's capitol itself, James continues his search for his friend, Miko, unwilling to leave him to his fate.

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Fiction » Fantasy » Epic
Words: 123,940
Language: English
ISBN: 9781452303888
About Brian S. Pratt

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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Reviews

Review by: Ian King on Dec. 15, 2013 :
I don't know how you get away with such terrible writing, yet I'm a little hooked too Brian. You tell a great story however aweful the grammer might be and the present tense style sometimes annoying. However people like to relax and read - with your books you can do just that. Not sure whether to say well done or not. I choose well done.
(reviewed long after purchase)

Review by: James E Minge on July 25, 2013 :
I enjoyed this book
(reviewed within a month of purchase)

Review by: Nodd Palana on Feb. 09, 2013 : (no rating)
I downloaded the first book "Unsuspecting Mage" and spend my weekend reading from cover to cover. The first few pages kinda boring but the more you spend time on it the more you hook to it. Then after that I downloaded all the books until "The Mists of Sorrow". Now, I am starting reading the next chapter of The rouge Mage called James; the "Light in the Barren Lands". I am excited of what happen to James when he will be back to his home world. And whose this dark Mage and where he comes from?
(reviewed within a month of purchase)

Review by: Douglas Nolan on July 05, 2012 : (no rating)
An interesting story although the writing is somewhat infantile. Which can be annoying a times.
you feel like you are reading a teenagers essay.
The price of the book is defiantly not worth $5.95
There are many other books well written for less.
would I recommend this author sorry no.
Will I buy the next book Sorry No.
(reviewed within a month of purchase)

Review by: Lisa Vandiver on June 04, 2012 :
This book developed at a much slower pace than the first, however I still enjoyed it. Of course it left me anxious to read the remainder of the series. I liked that the author brought in more characters to make the story more lively but disappointed that the story sort of drifted from James's main quest, and was led on a rabbit trail to rescue a friend. Mr. Pratt is undoubtedly a talented author and I'm looking forward to finishing the story of James, the main character who is easy to like.
(reviewed long after purchase)

Review by: Ashley Strutt on March 31, 2012 :
I finished this book a few days ago and it kept me edge, I couldn't stop reading it. The way that it written makes the story all the more exciting because you get the build up to were the story finish. Book 3 next!
(reviewed within a month of purchase)

Review by: Carol on March 06, 2012 : (no rating)
This is a great series and I look forward to the next one.
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Review by: Brian S. Pratt/DiddaEinars on Feb. 23, 2012 :
This book is s o o exciting. I could not stop reading, just wanted to know more. When I was finished I bought the third book of Morcyth saga which I am reading now.
(reviewed long after purchase)

Review by: thiotes on Jan. 29, 2012 :
A nice immersive cross-world story, i enjoyed reading this series (read up to book 7).

This is one of those that could have gotten a 5/5 if it weren't for the stylistic (protocolling instead of telling the story - seems to be a common problem with books around here ;)) and the flaws i felt with character-consistency.
(reviewed within a month of purchase)

Review by: Irene Davis on Nov. 20, 2011 : (no rating)
OK, I´m hooked. The first two books in this series are excellent so I´m going to have to buy the rest!
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Review by: Janet Wambold-Buraik on Sep. 12, 2011 :
After reading the first book in the series, there was no way I could not purchase and read the rest. Now I want to read everything Mr Pratt has written. I highly recommend the books and their author,
(reviewed within a month of purchase)

Review by: gardengeek on Aug. 16, 2011 :
The series is great. Like everyone else, got the first one free and then HAD to buy the rest of the series. The plot moves along quickly, is engaging, and the adventure is really fun.
(reviewed within a month of purchase)

Review by: Lisa Vandiver on July 14, 2011 :
This was another good book in Mr.Pratt's series. I enjoyed reading it as much as I enjoyed it's predecessor,perhaps even a bit better. I'm looking forward to finishing the remainder of the series.
(reviewed long after purchase)

Review by: William Massey on July 09, 2011 :
Have just about finished Book 2 in the series. The writing is better than in the first. The style is still a little too much like a role-playing game for my tastes but many young people will like that aspect of it. The author goes into a lot of detail on how the characters make their way through houses or streets which, to me,somewhat gets in the way of the narrative. The author does less of the repetition (characters telling what they are going to do, show them doing it, and having the character tell other characters what they just did) which helps the flow of the story. These stories would probably make good interactive e-novels, where the reader participates in the plot somewhat by helping solve puzzles and getting out of traps. Still interesting as is.
(reviewed within a month of purchase)

Review by: Gretchen R on July 06, 2011 :
The entire Morcyth Saga is awesome!! I read the 1st one for free and have bought all of the ones after it. I was totally sucked in. Great adventure story. Kudos Mr. Pratt!!!
(reviewed long after purchase)

Review by: Donna W on May 29, 2011 :
Loved the free book so much, I had to come back and download the rest of the series.
(reviewed the day of purchase)

Review by: Ryan Minyard on April 23, 2011 :
I also read the first book as an unknown free download and have thoroughly enjoyed it. Just finished the second and have started the third with no dissapointment. Obvioulsy, I would recommend this series and the author to everyone.
(reviewed within a month of purchase)

Review by: Moonleaf on March 23, 2011 :
I also downloaded the 1st of the Morcyth series only because it was free and I didn’t know the author. What a stroke of luck as I also purchased the rest of the series shortly thereafter and enjoyed all 7. I would recommend this author to any reader, young or old. I look forward to more works from the author.
(reviewed long after purchase)

Review by: arthur launier on March 03, 2011 :
I downloaded the 1st of the Morcyth series only because it was free and I didn’t know the author. What a stroke of luck as I purchased the rest of the series shortly thereafter and enjoyed all 7. I have since downloaded the 1st of the "Travail of The Dark Mage" and the 3 volume "The Broken Key" series. I truly enjoy his style of writing. His characters are believable and the story line can continue for some time to come. I would recommend this author to any reader, young or old. I look forward to more works from the author
(reviewed within a month of purchase)

Review by: Mike Murakami on Feb. 13, 2011 :
I downloaded and read the first book in the series, "The Unsuspecting Mage" for free from Amazon. I enjoyed it very much. I think Brian Pratt has a good imagination and has developed his characters pretty well. I purchased the second book, "Fires of Prophesy" on Smashwords because of the availability of formats. The second book continued the story line well and further developed the characters in an exciting and creative story. I'm sure any fan of fantasy literature or gaming would find it worth the read.
(reviewed within a month of purchase)

Review by: George Read on Jan. 19, 2011 :
I found the reading very enjoyable. (However, a human proofreader could reduce the spelling etc. errors.) I just finished the last of the series and am waiting for the next to be written.
(reviewed within a month of purchase)

Review by: Shawn O'Leary on Jan. 13, 2011 :
First and foremost: If you are going to read this book you need to start at the beginning. The series is that great. The world is vivid the people real. Unlike most series, even though each is a stand alone adventure story, their is a much larger and meaningful plot building up as the series progresses. One of the most appealing aspects of the series is that each book picks up right where the other one left off. Both this one and the first are filled with high excitment, humor and plenty of drama. Any avid reader of fantasy or player of rpgs or both should read it. You will not be disappointed.
(reviewed within a month of purchase)

Review by: jessica stewart on Jan. 05, 2011 :
Great. the entire series is captivating.
(reviewed within a month of purchase)

Review by: Thomas Harning, Jr on Dec. 22, 2010 :
Excellent read! Read the first one free from B&N and had to continue on with the story. I am now onto the third book in the series and it does not disappoint.

Looking forward to diving into the fourth book in the series.
(reviewed within a month of purchase)

Review by: Lissa Craft on Nov. 05, 2010 :
I read this book, and all the others after I got the first one free from B&N. I enjoyed it enough to keep reading the series.In fact I could not stop reading and spent several late nights with James and Miko.

The biggest criticism I have is the grammar and spelling and overall editing. That does not, however, keep the book from being one I recommend.
(reviewed within a month of purchase)

Review by: Rabbi Natkin on Oct. 03, 2010 :
A couple of minor criticisms will not hurt the overall pleasure of reading this series. After a while, I grew tired of the ways of death. Not all directed stones need go through the heart or head to end up killing foes. I enjoyed the old style electronic adventure narrative, as I am older myself. The second book is better than the firt.
(reviewed within a month of purchase)

Review by: Landon Stephens on Sep. 22, 2010 :
Outstanding story and a easy read,I loss sleep with this series because
I could not stop reading!

Landon
(reviewed within a month of purchase)

Review by: John Balman on Aug. 18, 2010 : (no rating)
Great book and such a cliffhanger at the end.
(reviewed long after purchase)

Review by: Lucas Hildebrand on Aug. 09, 2010 :
I have been reading this whole series since getting the first one free through B&N. This book, along with the entire series is well worth the read. I will say I do not read much fiction, let alone fantasy, but I haven't been able to put these books down. Each book builds upon each other to build the main character and the world he is in. I would recommend this series to anyone who wants to enjoy just reading a fantastic fantasy story.
(reviewed within a month of purchase)

Review by: Tony Coffman on June 20, 2010 :
I am enjoying this series. The characters are well developed and the story is captivating. Whether or not this is well written, this series is a great read!
(reviewed long after purchase)

Review by: Rocio on April 28, 2010 :
def better written than the first book, but still doesn't answer a bunch of questions I have like why never use magic to heal if he can use it to filter water? anyways, all in all it's awesome story, would make a pretty good movie I think.
(reviewed within a month of purchase)

Review by: Mark Copeland on April 20, 2010 : (no rating)
Very much enjoyed this book. I'm reading the fourth in the series now and have found them to be very enjoyable reads.
(reviewed within a month of purchase)

Review by: Sean Campbell on April 14, 2010 : (no rating)
I have enjoyed this series and have good hopes for the future of this author.
(reviewed within a month of purchase)

Review by: Nancy Shaw on April 14, 2010 :
i enjoyed the series. i liked the main characters, and the story. it reminded me of the series rangers apprentice. lots of battles!
(reviewed within a month of purchase)

Review by: Tuliop Ledbetter on Aug. 17, 2009 :
I found this series to be completely worth my time and money. It was wonderful and I strongly recommend that if you like the first book you should buy the rest of the series. They're worth it.
(reviewed within a week of purchase)

Review by: Mark Wallace on June 13, 2009 :
Two flaws seriously undermine this story. First, the persistent use of present tense. There is no justification for this stylistic device, and it makes the novel sound like "Dick & Jane". Second, the lack of any sympathetic female characters. I can point to individual scenes where a woman contributes, but all the things which make a character interesting are reserved for male characters. Female characters are mostly plot devices - objects to be loved, lost, etc. I had hoped by this point that the protagonist would have found some way to use his magic other than to make things go boom; the few probes in that direction are abandoned - as was the notion that magic derived from rhyme. The protagonist is confronted with many problems that could be solved by magic, but only uses magic for violence. If that were an insight into the character it would make the novel stronger. Instead it seems to be an external assumption imposed on magic, which further weakens the novel.

Narrative drive is some stronger than the prior novel - there is a reason why the characters move forward and take action. A bit of a trite reason, and the action still seems rambling rather than focused, but there is a reason. The novel explores the characters more deeply than the first (which isn't saying a great deal), but not to the depth that the setting and premise suggest would be possible.

I don't want to dismiss this book; there are significant improvements over the first book, and I get the feeling that Mr. Pratt's skills as a writer continue to improve. Mr. Pratt evades most of the opportunities for disaster in the "real world to fantasy world crossover" genre, and should be complimented for that. I think he has a pretty good fix on what his target audience wants, and supplies it (although I wish he'd reach further). He's competent enough to drive a story forward, and I think the has the potential for much better work. This book however is not strong enough to motivate me to try the third book.
(reviewed within a week of purchase)

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