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(The Order of the Krigers #1)

3.73  ·  Rating details ·  689 ratings  ·  87 reviews
The people of Nelebek live in fear of persecution from the evil Morlet, who reigns with a dark and destructive magic. The kingdom’s only hope lies with the Order of the Krigers—twelve warriors with mysterious powers linked to magical weapons.

For over a century, Morlet has been annihilating the Order, picking them off one by one. Eleven Krigers have been hunted down, tortur
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Published May 17th 2016 by Reign Publishing
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Maria V. Snyder
Jan 03, 2016 rated it really liked it
A coming of age meets the big bad! Assassins, intrigue and a bit of romance are all in this YA fantasy.
Jen ♥Star-Crossed Book Blog♥
***3.5/5 Stars***

The idea behind Rise was so much fun!  An evil ruler who tracked down and imprisoned warriors who were in the Order.  And only one remained, Kaia, a sixteen year old girl who took care of her ailing father.  Of course I was glued to the pages in the beginning!  But I started to struggle connecting to some of the characters as the book progressed.   Especially when I learned that there were three love interests.  So while I loved the idea behind Rise, I wasn't that huge of a fan
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Apr 27, 2021 marked it as to-read  ·  review of another edition
today this book is free on amazon :)
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Fast-paced adventure full of action and magic, Rise (Order of the Krigers 1), by Jennifer Anne Davis, is a pleasant coming of age story about 16-year old Kaia, a young female warrior. Her journey from innocence to understanding highlights qualities of courage and selflessness, likely finding favor with many young adult fans.

In the kingdom of Nelebek, an ancient curse has cause the people to live in fear of their evil ruler—Morlet. To lift the cur
Dark Faerie Tales
May 17, 2016 rated it it was amazing
Review courtesy of Dark Faerie Tales

Quick & Dirty: Fast paced, action-packed high fantasy that I devoured! With its magical setting, adorable romance and amazing characters this is sure to be a huge hit with all young adult fantasy fans!

Opening Sentence: In a hut on the outskirts of a small village, the old woman tied the girl’s wrists and ankles to the table.

The Review:

The kingdom of Nelebek is ruled but a tyrant of a King named Morley and the only hope the people have to overthrow him is the O
Kendall Berg

So sad. really just upset. I don't want to do this!!!!!

I didn't love it *GASP*

I know. Crazy. I LOVE every single one of Jennifer Anne Davis' books but...I didn't feel this one. There were parts I liked but ultimately if I hadn't read the Key I probably wouldn't continue this series.

I just want to cry because I don't want to dislike one of my favorite Author's books. But I do.

Lets start with the things I liked:
1. The whole story line between Kaia and Morlet - LOVE. Once again jennifer has made he
Feb 26, 2016 rated it really liked it
Shelves: ya-faves
Solid start to a new series! I'm a huge fan of Jennifer Anne Davis' books and this one didn't disappoint. I'm so curious to find out how this storyline is going to play out. I really enjoyed the twists and turns in Rise and I have a few theories about what might happen next! ...more
Wendy F
Mar 02, 2016 rated it liked it
Shelves: 2016
I’m not quite sure how to review this book. It’s one of those reads with a list of a bunch of problems within the story, but you also found yourself liking it! I actually read Rise in one day, because it was a fast read but also because it kept me interested enough that the kindle stayed in my hands.

Let’s start with the things that I really liked. First, and most importantly, Morlet. What I feel for Morlet isn’t love, though if my hunch’s prove true I can see it easily becoming love. What I felt
nick (the infinite limits of love)

This had a generally cool concept, but something about the writing didn't work for me and neither did the pseudo love triangle.

Review to come
Leah Alvord
Look at that cover. Commence drooling. Wipe mouth. Continue reading.


When the balance of the world shifts, something must always occur to restore it.

In the case of the nation of Nelebek, things took a turn for the worse when Morlet, a man with dark magic coursing through his veins, takes the throne. His power is menacing and his reign is full of desperation. Yet, out of the dark, there must be light. This comes in the form of the Order of the Krigers; twelve warriors who come into their o
M.  Reads Books and Fics
Apr 02, 2016 rated it really liked it
Fantasy books are amazing. Davis has brought us a wonderful new fantasy novels with an unlikely hero. She paints us a world where a kingdom has fallen under an evil ruler, and it can only be saved by 12 special warriors. The kingdom has been stuck under tyranny for a very long time so it's imperative for these warriors to be heroes and free their people. Only it's been a very long time and the twelfth warrior is nowhere to be found...

Enter Kaia. She's spent her life being raised by her father to
Michelle (Bookaholic Banter)
May 19, 2016 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: arc
OH MY GOSH!!! I can't even begin to explain how much I love this book! This is the first book I have ever read by Jennifer Anne Davis and it will surely not be my last!

Rise grabbed me from the very beginning and held on tightly. The first night I started reading this book I could not put it down. I wound up staying up and reading this until the wee hours of the morning. The sun came up and it took everything in me to put this book down so I could get some sleep. When I woke up all I wanted to d
Megan (BookWifeReviews)
Nov 29, 2015 rated it it was amazing

Oh Jennifer you brilliant writer, you! There hasn't been a book that you've written that I haven't loved and this one is defiantly no exception.

Kaia is a 16 year old who lives in poverty and filth but she has a loving father, so in her eyes it isn't all bad. Her father has raised her to fight and be strong and it's a good thing because she soon finds out why. She is the 12th Kriger.

She meets Anders and he saves her and helps her escape the capital. Ander
Allyssa Painter
Dec 07, 2014 rated it it was amazing
I always start trying to write a review and I think, "What can I really say that's different from the last review I posted, and the review before that. It's just another book. Sure, a great book, but still just a book." But this time, it's different. What do you say about a book as good as this? That it's thrilling? That you never want to stop reading it? That the author really made you feel the emotions? Yeah, sure. Let's say all of those. They're definitely all true. But it's more than that to ...more
Zachary Flye
Aug 12, 2015 rated it it was amazing

Protagonist: Kaia has always known to keep her head down and out of trouble. However when she finds herself in running an errand to save her sick father she comes face to face with the evil tyrant who runs the kingdom she lives in she can no longer fade into obscurity. Now she's on the run from a terrifying enemy and learns of her destiny to help eleven others band together to fight and ultimately bring down the fearsome Mortlet. I really like Kaia, she's stubborn and fierce with a caring
Dee/ bookworm
Jan 14, 2020 rated it really liked it
Good read. I didn't like it as much as her other novels but it has potential for the series. ...more
K.M. Robinson
Mar 03, 2016 rated it it was amazing
Rise was a fantastic book. Early on Kaia learns that the training her father put her through all her life was not just to keep her safe but because she was the twelfth Kriger being sought after by the evil king, Morlet. Should he find her, he would have all twelve of the Krigers and could execute them all, ensuring no one could stop him. When Kaia runs into an assassin while on a mission to get the medicine her father so badly needs, she finds herself being propelled into the world of the Kriger ...more
Dec 06, 2014 rated it it was amazing
I'm going to go all fangirl for a moment... Jennifer Anne Davis has managed to do it again. Her ability to tell a story and get me lost in a fictional world is unreal. I am not typically one for magic and powers and made up creatures, but my one exception is always Jennifer Anne Davis. I get lost in a world that transcends all expectations and incites emotion. I become invested in the characters, the story, the resolution. Not all books bring this out of me, but without fail, JAD has done it aga ...more
Amber Ballard
Feb 04, 2015 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: series
Rise "Order of the Krigers" by Jennifer Anne Davis Let me say it right now before I get started I strongly dislike Vidar, through the whole book I've been secretly hoping he gets killed off! I have loved everything I have read by Jennifer! I've never been disappointed. I have fell in love with Anders, Kaia, and Morlet! Yes I'm rooting for the bad guy but to me he isn't as bad as Vidar. Vidar just rubs me the wrong way! I have been screaming in my head Kiss her already Anders! Don't wait to long! ...more
Jen Wysk
Mar 17, 2016 rated it it was amazing
I have loved every book I have read by Jennifer Anne Davis. This is probably one of my new favorite series. I was immediately sucked in to the story and fell in love with all of the characters (even the villain)! The love triangle is amazing and I could not decide who to root for as I saw their story from all sides. Amazing!! I can NOT wait for the next one. Give me more please. I see myself re-reading this series every time a new volume is released. Thanks so much for all you do Jennifer Anne D ...more
Carol Edholm
Mar 03, 2016 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: kindle
Love it when a book starts off running! Plenty of magic, love, betrayal and friendship all packed into this fast action book. A teenager discovers her true past while on the run from evil magic. She discovers that her previous boring, dreary life was a cover to protect her until she became of age. Now, she is thrust into a life of saving others who must work with her to save her people -- all while trying to avoid being drawn into evil. A must read for all of Ms. Davis' fans. I cannot wait until ...more
June Crossen
Aug 01, 2015 rated it it was amazing
Once again, Jennifer Anne Davis has given us an amazing book. This is a wonderful start to a new series. The book follows the story of Kaia, a 16 year old girl who discovers she's a Kriger--a warrior with magical powers--and the fate of the kingdom rests on her shoulders. Filled with wild creatures, an assassin, romance, and tons of adventure, this story is fantastic. I can't wait to read the next book! ...more
Mar 08, 2016 rated it it was amazing
The evil Morlet keeps the people of Nelebek in fear. In order to gain total control he must kill the Krigers, all twelve of them, together. But, when number twelve is found it's identity is a huge surprise to everyone and leaves Morlet scratching his head. Will the Krigers rise again with the help of the twelfth or will Morlet use his evil, cunning ways to gain total control?
This book answers a few questions but leaves you hanging on others..
I'm looking forward to the second installment!
Tato Lè martín
Mar 19, 2016 rated it really liked it

Kaia is what I call the definition of a badass-- a genuine role model for girl power.
I really enjoyed this book and the whole plot!
Kaia is the twelfth Kriger who is being hunted down by the evil king called Morlet.

As the story progresses as Kaia meets an assassin along the way and learns much more about Kriger and Morlets quarrel that's taking place around her.

In overall, this story was amazing, thrilling, and bad ass!
I am eager for next book ~:)
Bobbie Davis
Mar 27, 2015 rated it it was amazing
Hands down my favorite Jennifer Anne Davis book!!!! It was so good. I love how she incorporated the magic. A great cast of characters, a little romance (holy crap I love Anders!!!!!), and a boatload of action. Great book. Highly recommend.
Debi Barnes- Mean Girls Luv Books
I love every world Jennifer Anne Davis creates for us and this book was no different!

Review to come
Raven_Blake (dreamy addictions)
Actual Rating: 3.5 stars!!!
Review to com...
May 11, 2021 rated it it was amazing
This is the first book I have read by Jennifer Anne Davis and have wanted to read her books for awhile now. Rise was full of action, each turn of the page had you hooked and begging for more. I loved every bit of it and can’t wait to finish the series. I love the world building and the characters created by Jennifer. If I had to choose my favorite it’d definitely by Anders. He just kinda grabs you from the start and you can’t help but fall for his character and the connection he has with Kaia. I ...more
Amazing! This book had me at the prologue! Everything about this book was awesome from the descriptions of the scenery, the characters personalities, the plot, the writing, the twists and turns, ugh, everything! I was held captive reading it! I didn’t want it to end! If I could give it 10 stars I would!

The story has a romance but with a twist in that there is an obvious choice who she should be with but the author teases you into can or will she or won’t she go for this other character or two! I
I would like to thank Month9Books & LibraryThing's Early Reviewer Program for a copy of this e-ARC to review. While I received this ebook for free, that has no impact upon the honesty of my review.

Goodreads Teaser: "The people of Nelebek live in fear of persecution from the evil Morlet, who reigns with a dark and destructive magic. The kingdom's only hope lies with the Order of Krigers—twelve warriors with mysterious powers linked to magical weapons.

For over a century, Morlet has been annihila
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Jennifer Anne Davis graduated from the University of San Diego with a degree in English and a teaching credential. She is currently a full-time writer. Jennifer is the recipient of the San Diego Book Awards Best Published Young Adult Novel (2013), winner of the Kindle Book Awards (2018), a finalist in the Next Generation Indie Book Awards (2014), and a finalist in the USA Best Book Awards (2014).


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