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The Eyes of the Dragon by Stephen King

The Eyes of the Dragon (original 1987; edition 1987)

by Stephen King

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Title:The Eyes of the Dragon
Authors:Stephen King
Info:Signet (1987), Edition: Reissue, Mass Market Paperback, 384 pages
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The Eyes of the Dragon by Stephen King (1987)

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If you compare this book to most of Stephen King's other books, you'll find that, in spite of keeping some of his trademarks, The Eyes of the Dragon is actually rather refreshing. You can see that several elements of this book were created based on books that he already wrote, and yet King manages to create a brand new world with original characters, and yet not straying too far from the Hero's Journey formula. The characters of this book, from the main ones to the regular citizens are very human and very realistic. The hero and the villain have very distinct points of view and unlike several other books, they are not too aware of each others thoughts.

I wouldn't go as far as calling this book a "masterpiece", but it was one of the best books from Stephen King that I read so far. ( )
  aryadeschain | Aug 26, 2014 |
Surprisingly well-written, but the typos pulled me out of the story more often than the narrator did. ( )
  KRaySaulis | Aug 13, 2014 |
3.75 stars

Roland is King of Delain and has two sons: Peter is the older son and is heir to the throne; he seems to be everyone's favourite. Thomas is the younger son and is jealous of Peter. Flagg, Roland's magician and advisor knows that he won't be able to stick around once Peter is King, so he has a plan...

I really enjoyed this. Even though I'm not always a fantasy fan, this seemed to be aimed at a YA audience, so it did appeal to me more. It also read a little bit like a fairy tale, which I enjoy. I also liked the little bit of humour inserted every so often. This was my first book on my new Kobo, so it took a little bit to get used to the Kobo initially, but once I settled in with it, I was really able to enjoy it more. If King ever wrote a sequel to it, I'd be interested in reading it. ( )
  LibraryCin | Jul 8, 2014 |
Gorgeous fairy tale/fantasy. I went in with high expectations (loved Dark Tower though not familiar with much of King's other stuff) and was not at all disappointed. Loved every word of it.

Eventually decided I felt a bit meh on the illustrations though. I really, really wanted to love them, they were almost perfect, but the soft edges drove me nuts. ( )
  Ceora | Jun 20, 2014 |
A very fun read. Not so much fantasy in the traditional sense, but more of a fairy tale. ( )
  sweetzombieducky | Feb 14, 2014 |
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This story is for my great friend Ben Straub, and for my daughter, Naomi King.
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Once, in a kingdom called Delain, there was a King with two sons.
Perhaps it was luck that saved him, or fate, or those gods he prayed to; I'll not take a stand on the matter.
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A kingdom is in turmoil as the old king dies and his successor must do battle for the throne. Pitted against an evil wizard and a would-be rival, Prince Peter makes a daring escape and rallies the forces of Good to fight for what is rightfully his. This is a masterpiece of classic dragons-and-magic fantasy that only Stephen King could have written!

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In the kingdom of Delain, a young prince must struggle against powerful forces to gain his rightful inheritance.

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