Review: The Adventurers Guild


Title: The Adventurers Guild
Author: Zack Loran Clark and Nick Eliopulos
Genre: Middle Grade
Publisher: Disney-Hyperion
Source: Library
Format: ebook
Release Date: October 3, 2017
Rating: ★★★★


Goodreads Synopsis:

Few ever asked to join the Adventurers Guild. . . . Their members often died young.

In one of the last cities standing after the world fell to monsters, best friends Zed Kagari and Brock Dunderfel have high hopes for the future. Zed desperately wishes to join the ranks of the Mages Guild, where his status as Freestone’s only half elf might finally be an asset. Brock, the roguishly handsome son of merchants, is confident he’ll be welcomed into the ranks of the Merchants Guild.

But just as it seems the boys’ dreams have come true, their lives take a startling turn . . . and they find themselves members of the perilous Adventurers Guild.

Led by the fearsome Alabasel Frond, the guild acts as the last line of defense against the Dangers-hungry, unnatural beasts from otherworldly planes. And when the boys uncover a conspiracy that threatens all of Freestone, Zed, Brock, and their new allies-Liza, a fierce noble, and Jett, a brave dwarf-must prove their worth once and for all.

This start of a thrilling new series is sure to be a hit with readers who like their fantasies clever and action-packed, with tons of humor and heart.


This is a great, fast-paced fantasy story.

It is set in a unique world, where everyone is divided into the guilds where they work. When they are preteens, they are chosen by a guild to work for the rest of their lives. However, the Adventurers guild is a special guild where people can ask to join it and they are automatically accepted. That is because the Adventurers guild embarks on dangerous journeys beyond the walls of the city.

The story was told from the perspectives of Zed and Brock. They are two friends from very different backgrounds. Zed is half elf, which makes him very unique in the town. There are no other elves, so he is the only one with elven blood. Brock is from a wealthier family and he is assumed to join the Merchants guild, but then he becomes a spy for them in the Adventurers guild.

The ending was very fast paced. I liked the conclusion, and it ended on a cliffhanger. I can’t wait to see what happens in the next book, which comes out in a couple of weeks.

What to read next:

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Have you read The Adventurers Guild? What did you think of it?

Author: jilljemmett

Jill lives in Toronto, Canada. She has studied English, Creative Writing, and Publishing. Jill is the creator and content producer of Jill’s Book Blog, where she has published a blog post every day for the last four years, including 5-7 book reviews a week. She can usually be found with her nose in a book.

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