A Cry of Honor (Book #4 in the Sorcerer's Ring) - Morgan Rice

A Cry of Honor (Book #4 in the Sorcerer's Ring)

By Morgan Rice

  • Release Date: 2013-03-15
  • Genre: Fantasy
Score: 4.5
From 264 Ratings


“THE SORCERER’S RING has all the ingredients for an instant success: plots, counterplots, mystery, valiant knights, and blossoming relationships replete with broken hearts, deception and betrayal. It will keep you entertained for hours, and will satisfy all ages. Recommended for the permanent library of all fantasy readers.”
--Books and Movie Reviews, Roberto Mattos

In A CRY OF HONOR (Book #4 in the Sorcerer's Ring), Thor has returned from The Hundred as a hardened warrior, and now he must learn what it means to battle for his homeland, to battle for life and death. The McClouds have raided deep into MacGil territory—deeper than ever before in the history of the Ring—and as Thor rides into an ambush, it will fall on his head to fend off the attack and save King’s Court. 

Godfrey has been poisoned by his brother by a very rare and potent poison, and his fate lies in Gwendolyn’s hands, as she does whatever she can to save her brother from death.

Gareth has fallen deeper into a state of paranoia and discontent, hiring his own tribe of savages as a personal fighting force and giving them Silver Hall—ousting The Silver and causing a rift in King’s Court that threatens to blow up into a civil war. He also schemes to have the fierce Nevaruns take Gwendolyn away, selling her off in marriage without her consent.

Thor’s friendships deepen, as they journey to new places, face unexpected monsters and fight side by side in unimaginable battle. Thor journeys to his hometown and, in an epic confrontation with his father, he learns a great secret of his past, of who he is, who his mother is—and of his destiny. With the most advanced training he’s ever received from Argon, he begins to tap powers he didn’t know he had, becoming more powerful each day. As his relationship with Gwen deepens, he returns to King’s Court in the hopes of proposing to her—but it may already be too late.

Andronicus, armed with an informer, leads his million-man Empire army to once again attempt to breach the Canyon and crush the Ring.

And just as things seem like they can’t get any worse at King’s Court, the story ends with a shocking twist.

Will Godfrey survive? Will Gareth be ousted? Will King’s Court split in two? Will the Empire invade? Will Gwendolyn end up with Thor? And will Thor finally learn the secret of his destiny?

With its sophisticated world-building and characterization, A CRY OF HONOR is an epic tale of friends and lovers, of rivals and suitors, of knights and dragons, of intrigues and political machinations, of coming of age, of broken hearts, of deception, ambition and betrayal. It is a tale of honor and courage, of fate and destiny, of sorcery. It is a fantasy that brings us into a world we will never forget, and which will appeal to all ages and genders. At 85,000 words, it is the longest of all the books in the series!

Books #5--#17 in the series are now also available!

“Grabbed my attention from the beginning and did not let go….This story is an amazing adventure that is fast paced and action packed from the very beginning. There is not a dull moment to be found.”
--Paranormal Romance Guild {regarding Turned}
“Jam packed with action, romance, adventure, and suspense. Get your hands on this one and fall in love all over again.”
--vampirebooksite.com (regarding Turned)

“A great plot, and this especially was the kind of book you will have trouble putting down at night. The ending was a cliffhanger that was so spectacular that you will immediately want to buy the next book, just to see what happens.”
--The Dallas Examiner {regarding Loved}


  • An in depth review of: A Hero’s Quest books 1-4 (and 5)

    By -/Z/-
    My ratings are at the bottom of you don’t want to read this huge paragraph...with that over with let’s get started: I have read the first five books in this series (I’ve already begun the fifth) and I have enjoyed the thoroughly. The characterization and world building is great and that is where Morgan Rice’s strong points lie, but she falls a little short of writing a genuinely great book. There are typos very often and she uses the same adjectives to describe almost every situation. It just kind of feels lazy in the grand scheme when other fantasy writers have done so much better at describing scenes and combat. My next complaint comes from plot armor. This basically means that the main character(s) are protected by the writer and can never get hurt drastically or die. This occurs in a lot of novels I grant you, but this author puts her characters in constant situations they should not be able to get out of so it comes across as the plot being the only reason they are still alive. Thor’s powers are just too much like a deus ex machina (sry if I misspelled that) so it feels like they always come out of nowhere and save him and his friends. There are constant moments when a character is going to die and then is spontaneously saved by something. The romance plots are actually decent, but some are far too similar and I really dislike the whole ‘love at first sight trope’ which this author used in every relationship (I want to make it clear that love at first sight is not a horrible starting point at writing a relationship, but if it is the basis for it it comes across as not genuine. This is something this author actually does well because her characters like each other for their character traits not their looks). I know after all that criticism it seems like I hate them but trust me I like these books a lot. For all their flaws they make me care about the characters and that is hard to do. I just wish they had been edited and streamlined a bit more before being published. Here are my individual categories for rating these books. Characters: 9/10 very well written and mostly believable. You learn to love the protagonists and hate the antagonists. Granted most of the antagonists as very cliche. Story: 7/10 the overall story is cool and makes sense and gives you a sense of adventure while reading, but it makes much less sense in the fifth (mainly in Thor’s plot line) and things constantly happen suddenly (the author will say: “suddenly this, suddenly that.” Over and over again.) World building: 10/10 the best overall element. The world of the ring is interesting, mysterious, and thrilling. The world is built of quickly in the first few books and gradually grows as you read. Characters feel real repercussions of huge devastating events (death of king macgil etc.) the world doesn’t feel like ours at all which in a fantasy setting is a good thing. Overall writing: 7/10 there is huge potential in these books which is why it make me sad to see them in such a rough state after being published. They can easily be enjoyed as they are now, but they could have been written so much better. I will continue to read this series and I will put my final review on the last book. Thanks for reading, if you did... Z
  • A cry over spilled milk I say

    By Timbecile
    Wipe those crocodile tears and man up
  • A Cry of Honor

    By DrgnMprs
    This has been an exciting series. However, due to the large number of editing errors, I can only give this book in the series 4 stars. Too often I had to reread sentences to figure out what the writer meant to say.
  • Could be better..

    By TinyTank14
    Its a good series that could use some more polishing but i have a major hatred right now with the author,either the 2nd or 3rd book is only avaliable by paying while all the others are free,so i ended up skipping a whole book.im not happy about that,now im still a little confused after i re read all the ones i have.
  • Enjoyed

    By Academy 3
    A story of good and evil, magical beings, love and hate, jealousy, life and death. I enjoyed reading this epic fantasy that continues on.
  • Outstanding!!!

    By rambokimble
    This was the first book I picked up from Mr Rice and I was at the edge of my seat from start to finish! Excellent detail, as you read you have no problem seeing it in your mind, I don't know what other people are looking for when they leave a bad review about Mr Rice. If there is anything I can say about it being bad is this,, It's Bad to the Bone!!!! I really like the way he writes a Good Book keep it coming Man!!!! Thumbs Up!!!
  • This is a disappointment

    By Ericnearl
    This would make a decent outline for a book, but should never have been published as it is. Imagine a comic book without the art or character development and this is what you would get.
  • MR

    By Autumnyvonnemarie
    Morgan rice is the author of the vampire journals and the sorcerers ring. She is an amazing writer, and her books catch the attention of many readers. I am currently reading the sorcerers ring, I cannot wait to find out what happens!
  • Don't buy this book

    By lpr2012
    Just spent 45 minutes typing out a review, but lost it because, you know, iPad and Apple aren't much better than Morgan Rice's plots. Long story short: the plot makes no sense and the writing constantly pulls you out of the moment. Also, if you're a villain and want to live, invest in a good gorget. Apparently, it doesn't matter how unskilled a good guy is, if he or show throws or shoots something at you, even from hundreds of yards away, you know it's going through your neck. I've completed four books and I've yet to see anyone who's launched something at a villain that hasn't "flown true."
  • Title Problem

    By Odetojoy
    Cover of book says Cry of Honor when the inside of the book reads Clash of Honor. Found this problem when checking my library. Couldn't find it in my library when I searched for the cover title even though I knew I had purchased it. Good series so far.