Knights Rising: The Silver Knights Saga – Introduction
I have a weakness for books that fall under the fantasy genre, so it was with a lot of enthusiasm that I began reading Greg Carter’s debut novel, Knights Rising: The Silver Knights Saga. I read this book over the weekend and boy; I was definitely impressed by the plot and the writing style.
After the popularity of the Harry Potter series and the Lord of the Rings Trilogy, there have been a host of authors who’ve come out with books in the genre and believe me; some of it is not worth your time at all. However, Knights Rising: The Silver Knights Saga was one of those rare books that manage to get your attention hooked even before you’re done with the first chapter. It’s mystical, magical and downright smashing when it comes to the plot. With the right amount of humor interjected at the right places, I have a sneaky feeling this book is going to strike it big with the right audience.
Summary of Knights Rising: The Silver Knights Saga
Knights Rising: The Silver Knights Saga opens by introducing us to the character of Michael Carlear, a knight in search of his identity and destiny. Our protagonist is on a revengeful quest to avenge his father’s death at the hands of the evil mage, Soladar. This journey is further marred by the death of his love, the beautiful Kara, and the person responsible for the same is again Soladar.
Now Michael seeks this evil mage trying to understand the reason for the death of his loved ones. But the only way to do that is to destroy Soladar and all the evil that he controls which include the black beasts called Scarious.
“The all-consuming desire for revenge for the deaths of Kara and his father gnawed at him like an endless hunger, an unquenchable thirst for his enemies’ blood.”
His only hope may lie in the sword that he carries – a sword that once belonged to the great Silver Knight, Glollas. On his travels he encounters the beautiful and mysterious barmaid, Holly, who hides more than she reveals and is much more than just a romantic fling. While Michael is undertaking his journey, the evil Soladar is on his own mission to destroy the Orb of Chaos, which will imprison the entire free will of humanity.
This tantalizing plot form the background of Knights Rising: The Silver Knights Saga, which gives us enough memorable characters in the form of magi, knights, saplings, and kruckles and will leave you panting for more.
“The piercing arrow of love is cut by the shearing edge of the sword of truth. Neither can coexist so yet one must fall to the other. Which shall it be?”
Knights Rising: The Silver Knights Saga – My thoughts on the Book
Personally I was very impressed with the book, Knights Rising: The Silver Knights Saga . I’m a great fan of the fantasy genre and devour books when it comes to dealing with magicians, dragons, hobbits, dwarves and other such characters. So I knew I was going to like this book when I picked it up. What I didn’t know was that I was REALLY going to like this book once I had begun reading it.
Two chapters into Knights Rising: The Silver Knights Saga and I was hooked! The author, Greg Carter has a very easy style of writing that ensures that you get into the roles of the characters at a very early stage and ensures that the plot is fast, pacy and has the right pauses at the right places. Also, I must make a special mention of the character Holly who in my personal opinion is one of the best characters ever sketched in print. Fiery, feisty, adorable, humorous and brave, she kicks butt like none before!
Overall, Knights Rising: The Silver Knights Saga is a book that’s definitely worth spending both money and time on and all you fantasy lovers have another adventure filled land to explore with some really interesting characters to accompany you along the way.
Final Verdict on Knights Rising: The Silver Knights Saga
Knights Rising: The Silver Knights Saga is an impressive debut novel by Greg Carter and has all the makings of an explosive and enchanting fantasy series. For all those in love with the world of Harry Potter and those who’ve grown up dreaming about Tolkien’s Middle Earth, this one’s a must for you folks. With some memorable characters, an intriguing plot and some great imagination, Greg Carter’s fantasy work is a winner all the way. All said and done, I’d give Knights Rising: The Silver Knights Saga a good 4 stars out of 5!
Knights Rising: The Silver Knights Saga is priced very economically and is available on the Kindle as well over at Amazon. For all those in India, this book can be ordered from Flipkart.
About the Author, Greg Carter:
Greg Carter grew up in rural Eastern Kentucky without many modern conveniences. For him, reading has always been a treasured source of endless entertainment which in turn gave him the belief to pen his first novel, Knights Rising: The Silver Knights Saga
At the age of 11, he began to read Tolkien’s “The Hobbit” and a year later he was playing D&D with friends. Greg always had a great imagination and after nearly losing my life in a work accident, he started work on his first fantasy novel, Knights Rising: The Silver Knights Saga. Little did he know it would take over 12 years of research and that would finally blossom into a 4 volume saga.
His books have a Tolkien like feel to them and it is his fervent hope to instill a passion in people of all ages to read and renew and refresh their imagination. In the author’s own words, “Far too long have we gone without an epic adventure that whisk us away to unknown lands in times past.”
The 2nd book in the Knights Rising series and the sequel to Knights Rising: The Silver Knights Saga is titled “The Oath Giver” and is due to be released in January, 2013.You can connect with Greg through his Facebook Page by Clicking Here and learn more about Knights Rising: The Silver Knights Saga.