Tales of the Lorekeepers, Tome 1: Rise of the Red Dragon

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Discover the story that has captivated readers all over the world, and join Samuel as he journeys across mythical lands and fights alongside legendary heroes. More

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Language: English
ISBN: 9780986896262
About Martin Rouillard

Martin Rouillard is the author of the best-selling series Tales of the Lorekeepers, which includes Rise of the Red Dragon (2012), The Giants of Albion (2013), and The Last Prince of Troy (2014). The first books in the series have been among the best-selling ebooks in France since publication, making their way into the Top 100 on Amazon France and other retailers. The series will include three more books, to be published over the next few years.

Martin is passionate about writing, and is also an avid student of mythology and its impact on the history of our world. He believes the legends of our past have forged who we are today. Without those tales, our world would be very different. With the Tales of the Lorekeepers series, Martin aims to entertain his readers, and also to introduce them to legends they may not know, but that have shaped the world in which we live in one way or another.

Martin is French-Canadian, and writes in both French and English. He lives near Quebec City, in Quebec, Canada. With a background in business management, self-publishing was a natural fit for him. When Martin is not writing, promoting his books, or helping new authors publish their work, he enjoys traveling, cooking, and spending time with family and friends.

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Review by: Dune Elliot on April 19, 2013 :
I very much enjoyed this book. It was a nice twist on the Arthurian legend, with a little bit of Narnia thrown in for good measure.
The characters were well-rounded and believable, and the antagonist's puppet was decidedly pathetic and hateful in so much that you felt bad for him, but couldn't wait for him to die.
Good read.
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Review by: Karen Elizabeth Brown on July 26, 2012 :
Anyone who enjoys fantasy will enjoy Rise of the Red Dragon. It has all the elements of a good fantasy: magic, dragons, sword fighting and more. I especially liked Martin's handling of the time travel, or is it? The world he goes to plays out these legends over and over again.

The characters in this book are well rounded and Samuel, the main character, has a good depth to him. We watch him change and mature throughout the book.

I highly recommend this book and am waiting for the next one to come out.
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Review by: Bookblogger on June 24, 2012 :
4.5 stars

Rise of the Red Dragon is a very entertaining story focusing on an Arthurian story arc. The premise of the story is a bit unique while still being somewhat familiar. When a young man, Samuel, gets some money for his birthday he heads to his favorite store for RPGs and LARPing gear. While perusing the shelves he sees what looks like a very authentic set of white bone dice that he feels amazingly drawn to. When he purchases them and takes them home he begins to believe there is something very special about them, his theory is proven when the dice begin to glow and suddenly he is transported to another world. When he wakes up he finds he has a fairy who is in charge of his education on his new role as a Lorekeeper. He learns that he has been transported to a world that is based on the legends of our world that play out over and over again. There are two forces constantly battling, one to change these stories and therefore change the real world, and the other to keep everything the same.

There were a few flaws in the book, but nothing that is really going to subtract from overall enjoyment of the read. The first thing is because this book is translated from French there are a few places where there are some typos and grammatical errors. Nothing that comes off as stilted and confusing, but just enough to put a slight stutter in the flow. The only other thing that struck me as a little off was a bit of the story in the middle. It felt a little slow and I was a little bit distracted.

There were many positives in this book so I'll just hit the big ones. First off was Samuel. I liked him as a character a lot. It's nice to see a kid who is willing to stand up for his less popular friends, I know that it's really not a rare thing in this kind of story but Samuel was really done well. The concept of Lorekeepers is also fantastic. Although this book featured Sam dealing with an Arthurian myth there is pretty much no limit to where Martin can take these stories. The second book is due out later this year and I am really looking forward to seeing what myth is dealt with next (I'm hoping for some Norse mythology personally). Finally the secondary characters really helped seemed to add some depth to the story as well. The friends that Sam makes while in the other world are some great people and I enjoyed their interactions.

This book was a very fun read and I'm impressed that it is from a first time author. Hopefully the series will continue to grow and Martin will grow with it. For fantasy fans highschool age and up should find this book extremely appealing.
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Review by: beth claydon on May 12, 2012 :
This book is an excellent read with an interesting premise, well developed characters, and a well developed/executed plot. I can't wait for the next book in the series.
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