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The Eyes of the Dragon ❰PDF / Epub❯ ☄ The Eyes of the Dragon Author Stephen King – Natus-physiotherapy.co.uk A kingdom is in turmoil as the old king dies, murdered by a strange and horrible poison While the land of Delain mourns, the evil wizard Flagg, hatches an unscrupulous plot, which sees the King s elde A kingdom is of the PDF/EPUB ¾ in turmoil as the old king dies, murdered by a strange and horrible poison While the land of Delain mourns, the evil wizard Flagg, hatches an unscrupulous plot, which sees the King s eldest son Peter imprisoned for his father s murder, and the youngest son inherit the throne Only Peter knows the truth about his own innocence and the evil that is Flagg Only Peter can save Delain from the horror that Flagg has in store But first, he must escape from the high tower.


10 thoughts on “The Eyes of the Dragon

  1. Anne Anne says:

    4.5 stars Hands down, this is myFAVORITE Stephen King book.I m not saying this is his best piece of work, but personal preferences n all this is just what I happen to enjoy the most.So Erica has a stellar review 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 reviews.A 4.5 stars Hands down, this is myFAVORITE Stephen King book.I m not saying this is his best piece of work, but personal preferences n all this is just what I happen to enjoy the most.So Erica has a stellar review 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 reviews.And 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 one.Still He s our friend Most days.Anyhoo.This one is actually a fairly simple fantasy ish tale.The Fearsome DragonThe Wise and Beautiful QueenThe Evil SorcererThe Decent but Stupid KingThe overlooked, sad, spiteful, kinda stupid, Baby Brother Prince Prince actual size may vary Oops Wait.The 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 kind of fairytale fantasy stuff my mom would read to me before bedtime.Well.Ok She never 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 down.Sometimes it s nice to pretend that you re a kid, and you still believe that you know Be noble, be kind, do the right thingand everything will work out.Remember that sighSo, that s why I love this one.The End.Re 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 enough.Bronson Pinchot NarratorPublisher Blackstone Audio, Inc.Edition UnabridgedAwards Bram Stoker Award for Lifetime AchievementGrand Master Award


  2. James Tivendale James Tivendale says:

    When the majority of individuals think about Stephen King s credentials it is generally about his amazing work rate at producing memorable and top quality 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 definitelyTolkien 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 When the majority of individuals think about Stephen King s credentials it is generally about his amazing work rate at producing memorable and top quality 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 definitelyTolkien 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 World.The 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 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 was killing the last 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 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 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 land Following 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 qualities by the narrator A lot of the supporting cast who I have not even mentioned are well created and add to the overall quality 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 know what was seen when someone on the secret passage looked through the eyes of the dragon and how it impacts on this awesome story.James Tivendale


  3. Charlotte May Charlotte May says:

    Of all the weapons ever used to commit regicide the murder of a King none has been as frequently 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 really like horror so I wanted something different from him and I wasn t disappointed King Roland has been killed, presumed murder His eldest son Peter is accused of the crime and sentenced to imprisonment in the needleOf all the weapons ever used to commit regicide the murder of a King none has been as frequently 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 really like horror so I wanted something different from him and I wasn t disappointed King 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 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 here I 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 much.A 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


  4. Delee Delee says:

    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 kitten making his way to a very special child..and 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 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 kitten making his way to a very special child..and 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 here.In a fairy tale past there is a relatively happy Kingdom of Delain with the dragon slaying King Roland, his young wife Queen 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 adviser.Flagg s goal is to make this Kingdomless happy and he comes up with a plan A plan that doesn t involve Queen 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 place.but there are a few snags in his wicked plan Flagg is not aware of that may or may not come back to haunt him later.This is one of my Favorite King books It speaks to my inner child..and from time to time SHE still enjoys fairy tales and bedtime stories


  5. Melissa ♥ Dog/Wolf Lover ♥ Martin Melissa ♥ Dog/Wolf Lover ♥ Martin says:

    It was pretty good I enjoyed the little graphics Mel


  6. Merphy Napier Merphy Napier says:

    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 oneline about napkins, their history and storage, and WHY it makes sense they ll be used to form a rope I might die.Apparently fan s reactions to this book is what inspired Misery So I do feel bad 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 oneline about napkins, their history and storage, and WHY it makes sense they ll be used to form a rope I might die.Apparently 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


  7. Lyn Lyn says:

    Napkins Napkins.Andthan enough too much nose picking and boogers.Stephen 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 Dragon.The 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 entertainin Napkins Napkins.Andthan enough too much nose picking and boogers.Stephen 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 Dragon.The 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 gem.Vaguely 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, the king s magician.King has created in Flagg a universal boogeyman, a timeless and undying human darkness that plays in a score of nefarious roles Butthan just a plug and play antihero, Flagg becomes a recurring evil in a mythos built on bad.A good fantasy


  8. David - proud Gleeman in Branwen& David - proud Gleeman in Branwen& says:

    Book, you have the right to a speedy trial reviewTHE DEFENSEHe 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 emotions of the characters always feel real King takes some narrative risks that really pay off The segments told through the POV of a dog a Book, you have the right to a speedy trial reviewTHE DEFENSEHe 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 emotions of the characters always feel real King takes some narrative risks that really pay off The segments told through the POV of a dog are particularly effectiveTHE PROSECUTIONVery little action for a fantasy novelputting Dragon in the title when the dragon is only in the book for about two pagesthat s downright cruel, Mr KingThe book s fairy tale narrative voice may not be for everyone King often speaks directly to the reader, like Aesop speaking to a crowd, which some might find off putting Story drags a bit in the final actTHE VERDICT A fractured fairy tale as only Stephen King can deliver, this book is perfect for someone who wants to see an author step out of their comfort zone and try something new


  9. Ɗẳɳ 2.☊ Ɗẳɳ 2.☊ says:

    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 tale.It makes perfect sense that King would dedicate this story to his daughter, considering the cutesy feel to i 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 tale.It 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 king, Roland, his two sons, and an evil magician s attempt at destroying their kingdom It truly pales in comparison.The king s first born son, Peter, is kind and generous and much loved, and by all accounts, quite 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 remove Peter from the equation 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 ka.King 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 quite odd, honestly, his strange compulsion for spoiling stories A compulsion which, sadly, often extends to him spoiling other writer s stories as well.In 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 kidnapped and chained to his desk, and forced into writing only those types of stories that his fans demanded.2 Stars For completionist only, or a younger audience fond of simple fairy tales.Favorite quote She 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, HusbandIt 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 not know it


  10. Swaps55 Swaps55 says:

    i need to preface this by saying that this was the first stephen king 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 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 reason king wrote it so his kids could read something he had written in other words, it s kid friendly, and actually written as a children s bo i need to preface this by saying that this was the first stephen king 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 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 reason king wrote it so his kids could read 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 rooted in that first reading as a 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 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, ruled by king 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 king, 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 whoresembles 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 roland, awe and respect for the venerable prince peter, and sympathy blended with shame for thomas it s a quick read, engaging, and skillfully told if you want a fantasy story that will bring you back to your childhood, this is it


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