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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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Really a delightful children's story that is also a good read for adults. Very simple yet clever. ( )
  AliceAnna | Oct 19, 2014 |
Mr. King is one of my favorite authors. But for some reason I could not get into this book. It's a good fantasy story, but just not quite up to King's usual work. ( )
  hredwards | Oct 5, 2014 |
this is probably the 100th time i have read this book and it never, ever, disappoints. perhaps i have a soft spot for it, as it is the first 'no pictures" book i have ever read almost over 25 years ago. the characterization is phenomenal and you become a part of not only the characters but are invited into their psyche. it's a magical, mystical, mysterious read with moments of sincerity mixed with darkness. it's luxe and i love it. ( )
  leanne.atutis | Oct 3, 2014 |
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 |
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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.
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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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