(E–pub) [Eyes of the Dragon]


Eyes of the Dragon

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G night When on that occasion observed his flaccid penis she asked with great interest What s that Husband It is s Iron he flaccid penis she asked with great interest What s that Husband It is King s Iron he 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 not know it When the majority of individuals think about Stephen King s credentials it is generally about his amazing work Amandas Guide to Love (Bistro La Bohème 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 known 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 goodeading 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 keeps us updated with his opinions lets us know the personae s thoughts and motives throughout the plot and Wordcraft: The Art of Turning Little Words into Big Business reverts back to us as aeader to find out how we are getting on It is a nice touch for a pleasant story It follows the oyal family of Delain King Roland the Good is an average monarch He loves his alcohol hunting and is just generally an okay guy He eminded me of Robert Baratheon from Game of Thrones His defining feat was killing the last known dragon the head of which Global Capitalism: Its Fall and Rise in the Twentieth Century remains in his drawingoom 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 next king 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 know 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 Queenie and Tom a Feline Romance 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 toule the landFollowing this we are dealt a slightly predictable but still utterly entrancing narrative that composes a state of mind to the eaders where hope belief friendship and desire are the eal magic in a story that is polluted by Flagg s plotting deceit and all sort of macabre magical nastiness The story evolves 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 abbit the wizard and such which was a very nice touch I guess you need to ead this so you will know 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 It was pretty good I enjoyed the little graphics Mel Book you have the ight to a speedy trial Fat: An Appreciation of a Misunderstood Ingredient, with Recipes 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 fitight in at Gotham City Despite the fantasy setting the emotions of the characters always feel eal King takes 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 eview that explains why this book should be evered above all other King books And also touches another eview that is total crap written by a man who can normally be counted on to give good book Darkness Light recommendations Even though he tends toamble and add musical lyrics to all his eviewsAnd doesn t actually talk about the book half of the time Or let Yal friends must battle an evil wizard and Peter's usurper brother Thomas for the throne Imprisoned in a tower Peter conceives an esc. Of all the weapons ever used to commit egicide The Murder Of A King murder of a King has been as freuently used as poison And no one has greater knowledge of poisons than a magician I thoroughly enjoyed losing myself in this fantasy This was my first Stephen King novel I don t eally like horror so I wanted something different from him and I wasn t disappointedKing Roland has been killed 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 ole 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 Thomas who suspect Flagg after all 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 oyal family 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 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 eminiscent of Neil Gaiman s Stardust in tone if not in theme this change of pace to this humble eader at least most notably features his epic villain Randall Flagg in this work simply Flagg the king s magicianKing has created in Flagg a universal boogeyman a timeless and undying human darkness that plays in a score of nefarious Not Handsome Enough roles But than just a plug and play antihero Flagg becomes aecurring evil in a mythos built on badA good fantasy 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 eleased 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 eading a bedtime story to his daughter occasionally stopping to discuss what they ve Busy Park read Similar in style to something like The Princess Bride However whereas The Princess Bride was a swashbuckling tale of adventure andomance set in a magical land chock full of unforgettable characters a story of betrayal and Beer Law: What Brewers Need to Know revenge and that oh so important TRUE LOVE The Eyes of the Dragon is aather simplistic tale of a fat dimwitted slovenly king Roland his two sons and an evil magician s attempt at destroying their kingdom It truly pales in comparisonThe king s first born son Peter is kind 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 king let s call him Flagg devises a way to emove 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 kaKing 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 eception and outright ejection of this story from many of his diehard fans King penned his famous Misery book A story of an author 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 weddin. 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. ,

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 kinda 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 Big Bad Detective Agency reminds me of the kind of fairytalefantasy stuff my mom wouldead to me before bedtimeWellOk She never The Placer read me anything with adult content in it but that s not what I m talking about This is justGood wins and Evil takes a beat downSometimes it s nice to pretend that youe a kid and you still believe that you know Be noble be kind do the Otto Freundlich: Cosmic Communism right thingand everything will work outRemember that sighSo that s why I love this oneThe EndReead 2020I just finished listening to the audiobook and it was amazing Bronson Pinchot did a fabulous job and I can t The Tattooist of Auschwitz (The Tattooist of Auschwitz, recommend this one enoughBronson Pinchot NarratorPublisher Blackstone Audio IncEdition UnabridgedAwards Bram Stoker Award for Lifetime AchievementGrand Master Award When I was a little girl my mother and father would tuck me in at night andead 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 kitten making his way 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 kind of bedtime story A bedtime story KING style Noooo pink kitties hereIn a fairy tale past there is a Profiles in Leadership: Historians on the Elusive Quality of Greatness 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 isight 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 A an easy ead with a eally interesting narrative style Unfortunately A an easy ead with a eally interesting narrative style Unfortunately narrative style was eally 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 ead one line about napkins their history and storage and WHY it makes sense they ll be I have to Der Bilderwächter read one line about napkins their history and storage and WHY it makes sense they ll be to form aope I might dieApparently fan s eactions to this book is what inspired Misery So I do feel bad for King that the eaction was so intense but I am glad such a great book came from it i need to preface this by saying that this was the first stephen king book i ever ead he is my father s favorite author and i grew up staring at the dozens of hardback books all in a ow on the shelves of his office all with king s name on them i Schätze Aus Dem Musée Picasso, Paris really wanted toead one see what it was dad Letters to Rollins read and theeason he handed me this one was the same Britain, Europe And The Third World reason king wrote it so his kids couldead something he had written in other words it s kid 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 Scotland Yard rooted in that firsteading as a kid meaning it could be that if you ead it for the first time as an adult you might not feel the way that i do about it think eading the hobbit vs Unverified: A Novel reading lord of theings and that s about the comparison to it and normal king 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 king you have the kingdom of delain Grand Teton Explorers Guide ruled by kingoland UFO Crash at Roswell: The Genesis of a Modern Myth roland has two sons peter and thomas the elder peter is the golden child with thomas always living in his shadowoland himself is a weak king a virtual puppet of his adviser flagg with peter poised to take the throne after Peig: The Autobiography of Peig Sayers of the Great Blasket Island roland dies flagg must see to it that somehow thomas the weaker son whoesembles his father is the one actually crowned 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 spineless king Löwen wecken roland awe andespect for the venerable prince peter and sympathy blended with shame for thomas it s a uick ead engaging and skillfully told if you want a fantasy story that will bring you back to your childhood this is Ape plan that will take him years to execute before taking on Flagg the powerful sorcerer who has masterminded this coup stephenkingc.
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