• Only the Worthy

  • The Way of Steel, Book 1
  • By: Morgan Rice
  • Narrated by: Tim Austin
  • Length: 8 hrs and 26 mins
  • 4.4 out of 5 stars (14 ratings)

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Publisher's Summary

This is a new edition of Only the Worthy, significantly rewritten and newly published in December 2018! 

The Way of Steel is a riveting new fantasy series by Morgan Rice, number-one best-selling author of the 17-book fantasy series The Sorcerer’s Ring, which begins with A Quest of Heroes, which has over 1,300 five-star reviews on Amazon. 

Only the Worthy (The Way of Steel, Book 1) tells the epic coming of age story of Royce, 17, a peasant farmer who senses he is different, that powers reside within him beyond what he can understand. When his true love, Genevieve, 17, is stolen from him, he must risk it all to wage war with the nobles and save his love. 

Banished from his homeland, sentenced to the infamous Red Isle - a barren island known for turning boys into warriors, and for leaving behind more dead than alive - Royce must hope to survive. 

Genevieve, meanwhile, desperate for Royce’s return, is forced to inhabit the cruel and conniving world of aristocracy, immersed in a world of cutthroats and liars. 

As Royce’s powers develop, and as he learns of his secret lineage, he can only wonder: Is he the destined one? 

Only the Worthy weaves an epic tale of friends and lovers, of knights and honor, of betrayal, destiny and love. A tale of valor, it draws us into a fantasy world we will fall in love with, and appeals to all ages and genders.

©2016 Morgan Rice (P)2019 Morgan Rice

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A freally well done cliche of the same old story

It's difficult to retell stories like this without being predictable and a little cliche. This book is a little of both, but it's done quite well. Very similar plot to "Gladiator," and so many other stories of the same ilk, but this one is certainly worth the read. I imagine the follow up(s) will be more along the lines of something "Robin Hood"-esq. But, if the first book is any sign of what's to come I'll certainly either read our listen to them as well.

As for the narration, it was OK. Nothing spectacular, but nothing negative to say either. A little dramatic-breathy for my taste, but not unpleasant to listen to.

As soon as I finish writing this I will be looking for the sequel(s).