Orphan's Quest

Orphan's Quest

Rokey, a poor orphan, has lived his entire life sheltered within the walls of the Noble Contemplative Monastery. Growing up, he never dreamt anything would haunt him more than the riddle of his parents' identity. But at seventeen, Rokey is discovering that while his roommate, Ely, can think only of girls, his own feelings draw him toward other boys instead. Soon the question of whether or not he is a "samer" is occupying his mind to the exclusion of all else.

But when a tragedy results in his expulsion from the only home he has ever known, and an unknown enemy begins trying to kill him, Rokey's mind abruptly returns to the mystery of his parentage. Solving that puzzle, he determines, could mean the difference between life and death. On the road, Rokey soon meets up with a charming elf named Flaskamper.

Captivated by the handsome young man, the elf promptly volunteers his help, as well as that of his three unlikely companions. Before long, the five become swept up in the effort to solve the riddle of Rokey's origins and to find out who is trying to kill him, and why. Along the way, Rokey endures some harsh lessons about disappointment and betrayal but also delights in the joy and excitement of first love. Foiled in initial attempts, Rokey's enigmatic foe escalates the attacks.

As the young orphan and his new-found friends pursue the trail of clues that leads them across the land of Firma, they find themselves battling an ever-deadlier array of assassins. When they finally do uncover the truth, it is in the last place Rokey had ever expected to find it.

Title:Orphan's Quest
Edition Language:English
ISBN:9780979591211
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  • Nancy

    Posted at Shelf InflictedRokey is a 17-year-old orphan who spent his childhood in the Noble Contemplative, a monastery where young men from all over are educated and trained for their future vocations...

  • Inara

    Rokey is a novice of the Brotherhood of the Noble Contemplative. He was brought to the Brothers as a young chld, was raised by them and thinks that he will stay with the Brotherhood for the rest of hi...

  • Ralph Gallagher

    Rokey has lived in the Nobel Contemplative, a place where orphaned boys are sent, since he was two. Ever since he was a child, he wondered who his parents are and hoped of one day reuniting with them....

  • J'aime

    There is something primal in a quest story that appeals to readers, over and over again. David Eddings made a quest the keystone for every series he wrote. It is what made The Lord of the Rings and Dr...

  • Ambre

    Genre books are different from pure literature because they attract a different sort of reader. A genre book follows a certain formula, and readers depend on those patterns, relying on a fun story and...

  • Camilla

    After having finished this just now, I feel like I just read a 900 page book.. Its says thats its 332 pages but I cant believe thats correct. Nope.. 900 pages at least.. This is about Rokey, a 17 year...

  • Donna

    This was a YA book, which is fine with me, although not my usual chosen category! Much has been said about the plot and such in other reviews, so I will just skip right to my thoughts... We need more ...

  • Rebecca B.

    This book is an exciting and action packed romp through a world that comes to life for the reader. Rokey is a young orphan who, through a bad choice and much malicious plotting, is forced out of the o...

  • Alexander Draganov

    Quest fantasy about a group of misfits, which include a monk, who happens to be gay, a charming rogue Elven prince, a warrior with a dark past, a mysterious beautiful woman with a terrible secret and ...

  • Jordan Deen

    I loved this novel. The mystical world Pat Nelson Childs creates is high fantasy and amazing. I love the sweet teasing and flirting between Rokey and Flackskamper. It's an awesome story. It is a visua...