Shepherd's Quest: The Broken Key #1

Rated 4.50/5 based on 4 reviews
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.
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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)

Box Sets:
Worlds of Fantasy
-Includes the complete first book in three of Brian S. Pratt's most popular series: "The Morcyth Saga" - "The Broken Key Trilogy" - "The Adventurer's Guild." Over 850 pages of epic fantasy entertainment.

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Reviews of Shepherd's Quest: The Broken Key #1 by Brian S. Pratt

Barbara T. Cerny reviewed on March 22, 2016

This book brought back MANY memories of college and D&D playing. That is its charm and its downfall. Brian Pratt must be a dungeon master as his tales read like my last campaign 30 years ago. It was a fun ride down memory lane. However, the story is repetitive (really, how many traps and chests do you have to open?) The writing is simplistic and he goes from past to present tense too often. A professional genre editor is in store, Mr. Pratt, to make this truly the epic it has the bones to become.
(review of free book)
R. McCullough reviewed on July 21, 2015

Just finished reading and it is Outstanding! - Certainly enough that a 71 year old X (are we ever really X?) Dungeons n Dragons player and DM? Put it this way; I enjoyed it enough that I just bought books 2 n 3 - even tho the prices were a bit ‘pricy’. Would love to provide some images (even free ones) for the books should he to redo the books. Brian - let me know should you ever need another Beta reader…….
(review of free book)
cruxb reviewed on July 3, 2014

I first stumbled across 'the unsuspecting mage' while looking for something else to read on my iPad. Noting that it would cost me nothing to download I was intregued enough to download it (note I'd not seen any reviews, I just made my own mind up).
Within 10 pages I was hooked and quickly bought the rest of the series.
With this series I was looking around authors I'd read previously (always do that first to see if anything new is available) to find brian had written more... a whole lot more!

This series appealed to me because it has a very D&D feel to it (I could almost imagine myself rolling dice, deciding the fate of the characters within!). Brian has done it again, I quickly bought the other two in the series and sat down to read them all.
I can recommend these books to anyone, they will capture your imagination and allow you to 'visualise' the situations and surroundings the main characters get themselves in and out of.
Please keep up the writing Brian, I look forward to the next 'series' you do!
(review of free book)
mike sandbrand reviewed on Nov. 19, 2011

good read
(reviewed 28 days after purchase)

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