KINDLE Eyes of the Dragon

One Too Many Blows To The Head kI need to preface this by saying that this was the first stephening book i ever read he is my father s favorite author and i grew up staring at the dozens of hardback books all in a row on the shelves of his office all with The Dressmakers Gift king s name on them i really wanted to read one see what it was dad read and the reason he handed me this one was the same reasoning wrote it so his The Sudoku Code: 200 Sudoku Puzzles. One Answer. Can You Find It? kids could read something he had written in other words it sid friendly and actually written as a children s book don t be fooled though there is plenty of poisonings death betrayal etc and the villain is flagg of the stand fame that said it could be that my love for this book the second time around as an adult is deeply rooted in that first reading as a Street Without a Name: Childhood and Other Misadventures in Bulgaria kid meaning it could be that if you read it for the first time as an adult you might not feel the way that i do about it think reading the hobbit vs reading lord of the rings and that s about the comparison to it and normaling fare the story itself could almost be considered stock fantasy but the characters are brought to life with the amazing skill that you come to expect from stephen Running from Strangers king you have theingdom of delain ruled by ing roland roland has two sons peter and thomas the elder peter is the golden child with thomas always living in his shadow roland himself is a weak ing a virtual puppet of his adviser flagg with peter poised to take the throne after roland dies flagg must see to it that somehow thomas the weaker son who resembles his father is the one actually crowned If It’s Monday It Must Be Madurai: A Conducted Tour of India king this doesn t sound to original does it but i doubt you can find a story in which you feel such compassion for the spinelessing roland awe and respect for the venerable prince peter and sympathy blended with shame for thomas it s a uick read engaging and skillfully told if you want a fantasy story that will bring you back to your childhood this is it A an easy read with a really interesting narrative style Unfortunately the narrative style was really the only thing I liked about it The characters weren t much for me to latch on to and they didn t have much development I was numbingly board throughout most of it and if I have to read one line about napkins their history and storage and WHY it makes sense they ll be used to form a rope I might dieApparently fan s reactions to this book is what inspired Misery So I do feel bad for King that the reaction was so intense but I am glad such a great book came from it When I was a little girl my mother and father would tuck me in at night and read me a bedtime story At Christmas and Easter I would have the pleasure of listening to bedtime stories made up by my father just for me Delee The Adventures of the Pink Kittyabout a very special itten making his up by my father just for me Delee The Adventures Of The Pink Kittyabout A Very Special the Pink Kittyabout a very special making his to a very special childand his adventures along the way trying to find a home with the perfect little girl ME It wasn t a logical storyit probably wasn t the best story out there but to me it was magical THE EYES OF THE DRAGON is another ind of bedtime story A bedtime story KING style Noooo pink itties hereIn a fairy tale past there is a relatively happy Kingdom of Delain with the dragon slaying King Roland his young wife ueen Sasha and their sweet perfect little boy Peterbut there also is evil in Delain a magician by the name of Flagg Who is also unfortunatelyRoland s adviserFlagg s goal is to make this Kingdomless happy and he comes up with a plan A plan that doesn t involve ueen Sashaor a sweet perfect heir to the throne So he schemesand he schemes Sasha dies in childbirth and Thomas is born A not so perfect child who Flagg takes under his wing and when the time is right all the pieces fall into placebut there are a few snags in his wicked plan Flagg is not aware of that may or may not come back to haunt him laterThis is one of my Favorite King books It speaks to my inner childand from time to time SHE still enjoys fairy tales and bedtime stories 45 starsHands down this is my FAVORITE Stephen King bookI m not saying this is his best piece of work but personal preferences n all this is just what I happen "to enjoy the mostso erica has a stellar "enjoy the mostSo Erica has a stellar that explains why this book should be revered above all other King books And also touches another review that is total crap written by a man who can normally be counted on to give good book recommendations Even though he tends to ramble and add musical lyrics to all his reviewsAnd doesn t actually talk about the book half of the time Or let s face it make sense Because he s old And weird Probably even smellybut I have no proof of that oneStill He s our friend Most daysAnyhooThis one is actually a fairly simple fantasy ish taleThe Fearsome DragonThe Wise and Beautiful ueenThe Evil SorcererThe Decent but Stupid KingThe overlooked sad spiteful inda stupid Baby Brother Prince Prince actual size may vary Oops WaitThe Good and Decent Hero PrinceThe thing that I love about this story is that it has that classic good over evil vibe to it There are twists but nothing mind blowing It reminds me of the ind of fairytalefantasy stuff my mom would read to me before bedtimeWellOk She never read me anything with adult content in it but Once upon a time in the Kingdom of Delain King Roland is murdered and his son and heir Peter is framed for the crime Peter and his lo. Eyes of the Dragon

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Asy This was my first Stephen KING NOVEL I DON T novel
I DON T REALLY HORROR SO 
don t really horror so wanted something from him and I wasn t disappointedKing Roland has been illed presumed murder His eldest son Peter is accused of the crime and sentenced to imprisonment in the needle the tallest tower in the Kingdom Meanwhile his younger brother Thomas now sits the throne despite not being fit for the role as the old King s magician and advisor Flagg whispers in Thomas ear and stirs up trouble There are those who are still loyal to Thomas who suspect Flagg after all he seems to have lived for an unrealistically long time surely there is some evil at play hereI noticed a lot of parallels between this and Robin Hobb s Farseer trilogy it is set in a similar world which may be why I liked it so muchA simple enough story of good vs evil where each character has flaws of some sort Where people have to decide how far they will go to prevent the spread of evil and to protect their royal family Book you have the right to a speedy trial review THE DEFENSE He may have switched from horror to fantasy with this one but Stephen King s trademark gripping prose is still in full force A scene stealing villain who creates chaos and is just so much fun to watch Flagg would fit right in at Gotham City Despite the fantasy setting the emotion It was pretty good I enjoyed the little graphics Mel When the majority of individuals think about Stephen King s credentials it is generally about his amazing work rate at producing memorable and top uality horror stories With that in mind in addition to The Dark Tower saga this novel is one of Mr King s lesser nown creations that is definitely Tolkien than Tommyknockers It is an easy story to get into and I was intrigued from the first page My grandfather gave me this book when I was a wide eyed eleven year old lover of Goosebumps books as I possessed pretty good reading skills for that age and I loved every second of this tale back then Memories of the book from 19 years ago are of course hazy so I am glad I picked it up again half for the nostalgia but also to delve back into the mythical land of Delain which lurks somewhere within Mid WorldThe book is presented by an omnipresent narrator who may very well be Stephen King himself This story was written and dedicated to his daughter Naomi after all The storyteller eeps us updated with his opinions lets us Advanced First Aid, CPR, and AED (Orange Book) know the personae s thoughts and motives throughout the plot and reverts back to us as a reader to find out how we are getting on It is a nice touch for a pleasant story It follows the royal family of Delain King Roland the Good is an average monarch He loves his alcohol hunting and is just generally an okay guy He reminded me of Robert Baratheon from Game of Thrones His defining feat wasilling the last Homo Deus: A Brief History of Tomorrow known dragon the head of which remains in his drawing room as a trophy In his later years when his subjects are worried at a lack of an heir he is introduced to a witty charming younger lady called Sasha and thanks to a couple of magic potions to aid sexual prowess two children are born Peter and Thomas All seems nice and happy so far Peter grows to be a strapping proud and honourable young gentleman who everyone agrees will make a great nexting Well all except one personI forgot to mention The Eyes of the Dragon includes one of the most infamous notorious villains in fiction a gentleman or demon perhaps called Flagg happens to be the King s aide and black magician Flagg goes by many names in Stephen King s novels The Man In Black The Walkin Dude Randall Flagg etc If you are familiar with King s books you probably now this dude from Dark Tower and The Stand amongst others To summarise He is one evil muthaphuckka On a grim day in Delain The King is poisoned with a vile substance called Dragon Sand which burns victims from the inside out and next in line to the throne Peter is incorrectly judged to have committed the said regicide therefore is placed on the top floor of The Needle for eternal imprisonment 300 feet above the ground In lieu of this Roland s younger weaker impressionable son becomes King and guess who is whispering in his ear about how to rule the landFollowing this we are dealt a slightly predictable but still utterly entrancing narrative that composes a state of mind to the readers where hope belief friendship and desire are the real magic in a story that is polluted by Flagg s plotting deceit and all sort of macabre magical nastiness The story revolves around a dolls house an endless supply of napkins a mouse a two headed parrot and a very clever wolf dog called Frisky who is presented with charming childishly human ualities by the narrator A lot of the supporting cast who I have not even mentioned are well created and add to the overall uality of the tale My copy of the novel also included some amazing fantastical art including Frisky the dragon a lost looking rabbit the wizard and such which was a very nice touch I guess you need to read this so you will now what was seen when someone on the secret passage looked through the eyes of the dragon and how it impacts on this awesome storyJames Tivendale. Ape plan that will take him years to execute before taking on Flagg the powerful sorcerer who has masterminded this coup stephenkingc. Hat s not what I m talking about This is justGood wins and Evil Takes A Beat takes a beat it s nice to pretend that you re a id justGood wins and Evil takes a beat downSometimes it s nice to pretend that you re a id you still believe that you now Be noble be ind do the right thingand everything will work outRemember that sighSo that s why I love this oneThe EndRe read 2020I just finished listening to the audiobook and it was amazing Bronson Pinchot did a fabulous job and I can t recommend this one enoughBronson Pinchot NarratorPublisher Blackstone Audio IncEdition UnabridgedAwards Bram Stoker Award for Lifetime AchievementGrand Master Award At its time of publication way back in 1984 The Eyes of the Dragon was a bit of a departure from Stephen King s typical horror fare I wouldn t say it was his first venture into the fantasy genre per se considering the iconic Gunslinger the first of the Dark Tower books was released a few years prior to this one but I do believe it was his first attempt at a novel length fairy taleIt makes perfect sense that King would dedicate this story to his daughter considering the cutesy feel to it all Our story is told through an unknown narrator who often pauses to interject his own thoughts directly into the narrative I pictured this as a father reading a bedtime story to his daughter occasionally stopping to discuss what they ve read Similar in style to something like The Princess Bride However whereas The Princess Bride was a swashbuckling tale of adventure and romance set in a magical land chock full of unforgettable characters a story of betrayal and revenge and that oh so important TRUE LOVE The Eyes of the Dragon is a rather simplistic tale of a fat dimwitted slovenly Mi karma y yo king Roland his two sons and an evil magician s attempt at destroying theiringdom It truly pales in comparisonThe Everything Happens for a Reason: And Other Lies I've Loved king s first born son Peter isind and generous and much loved and by all accounts uite brilliant While the second son Thomas is cut from the same cloth as his father Fearing that the brilliant princeling may one day muck up all of his nefarious plans the magician and adviser to the ing let s call him Flagg devises a way to remove Peter from the euation altogether before he s ever given the opportunity to assume the throne The majority of the story finds Peter attempting to wiggle free of the Flagg s web Stupidly enough after five long years of struggle and planning Peter s ultimate success or failure will hinge entirely on dreams and dumb luck or is it aKing s endless desire to foreshadow events effectively undercuts much of the tension and mystery throughout Seemingly chopping the legs out from under his story at every turn It s uite odd honestly his strange compulsion for spoiling stories A compulsion which sadly often extends to him spoiling other writer s stories as wellIn summary The Eyes of the Dragon is a straight forward fairy tale light on mystery and intrigue and too drawn out for my taste What little action occurs could have easily been told in half the number of pages or less The only Dark Tower tie ins are a couple of familiar names the central location and one main character Not nearly enough to make it worth the effort in my opinion It s also worth noting that following the lukewarm reception and outright rejection of this story from many of his diehard fans King penned his famous Misery book A story of an author Charlie O. and the angry A's kidnapped and chained to his desk and forced into writing only those types of stories that his fans demanded2 Stars For completionist only or a younger audience fond of simple fairy talesFavorite uoteShe had never seen a man with his drawers off before her wedding night When on that occasion she observed his flaccid penis she asked with great interest What s that Husband It is King s Iron he said It doesn t look like iron said Sasha doubtfully It is before the forge he said Ah said she And where is the forge If you will trust me said he getting into bed with her I will show you for you have brought it from the Western Barony with you but did notnow it NapkinsNapkinsAnd than enough too much nose picking and boogersStephen I dressed up like Jack Vance for Halloween King made a noteworthy switch from straight up horror to a better than passable high fantasy in his 1987 novel The Eyes of the DragonThe King of American horror though is also a better than average writer and The Sisters of Sinai knows a thing or two about moving some copy and though this is a little out of character like Henry Fonda in Once Upon a Time in the West it is also entertaining and delivers a fantasy gemVaguely reminiscent of Neil Gaiman s Stardust in tone if not in theme this change of pace to this humble reader at least most notably features his epic villain Randall Flagg in this work simply Flagg theing s magicianKing has created in Flagg a universal boogeyman a timeless and undying human darkness that plays in a score of nefarious roles But than just a plug and play antihero Flagg becomes a recurring evil in a mythos built on badA good fantasy Of all the weapons ever used to commit regicide the murder of a King none has been as freuently used as poison And no one has greater nowledge of poisons than a magician I thoroughly enjoyed losing myself in this fant. Yal friends must battle an evil wizard and Peter's usurper brother Thomas for the throne Imprisoned in a tower Peter conceives an esc.

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