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Once Upon a Time, There Was Terror…

The Eyes of the Dragon

A tale of archetypal heroes and sweeping adventures, of dragons and princes and evil wizards, here is epic fantasy as only Stephen King could envision it.

A kingdom is in turmoil as the old King Roland dies and its worthy successor, Prince Peter must do battle to claim what is rightfully his. Plotting against him is the evil Flagg and his pawn, young Prince Thomas. Yet with every plan there are holes—like Thomass terrible secret. And the determined Prince Peter, who is planning a daring escape from his imprisonment…

Stephen King has taken the classic fairy tale and transformed it into a masterpiece of fiction for the ages.

 

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THE #1 NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER-THE PRELUDE TO THE CLASSIC DARK TOWER SERIES. A tale of archetypal heroes and sweeping adventures, of dragons and princes and evil wizards, here is epic fantasy as only Stephen King could envision it.

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THE #1 NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER-THE PRELUDE TO THE CLASSIC DARK TOWER SERIES.

A tale of archetypal heroes and sweeping adventures, of dragons and princes and evil wizards, here is epic fantasy as only Stephen King could envision it.

About the Author

Stephen King, the world's bestselling novelist, was educated at the University of Maine at Orono. He lives with his wife, the novelist Tabitha King, and their children in Bangor, Maine.

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Gypsi, January 21, 2011 (view all comments by Gypsi)
Unlike King's usual novels, The Eyes of the Dragon is not full of horror or gore or even profanity. It is an almost gentle story; a fairy tale told with restraint by an unknown narrator who often speaks to the reader personally, as though the tale were being told by a storyteller to a breath-baited audience.

The story is that of a weak king, his evil magician adviser and his two sons. I really don't wish to tell any of the plot; I'd rather you read it yourself. Suffice it to say that bad things happen, worse things are thwarted, heroes show themselves stalwart and dangerous situations make even the weakest strong when it counts.

The Eyes of the Dragon is not a quick read, the language is too rich and reminiscent of vintage fairy tales to allow for that. Instead, it's a book to read slowly, savor and enjoy the experience of being in a fairy tale world.

My complaints were minor, if any, because now that the book is finished I can't remember them. Instead, I remember only that I loved the hero with great devotion, hated the villain with pure hatred, and was sorry when my visit to the land of Delain was over.

(I must add that I thoroughly enjoyed King's quiet nod to the master of the horror story, H. P. Lovecraft. Very amusing for Lovecraft fans, non-intrusive for those not in the know. Well played!)
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wscaddell, March 10, 2007 (view all comments by wscaddell)
Through Joe Hills blog I discovered that there a Stephen King novel out there that I haven't read. So this will hasten a road trip to my local bookstore.

About Wallace Stevens poem, "The Emporer of Ice Cream," which Mr. King referred to in the interview. The poem is one of my favorites of his. I think it is about a woman who has died and that there is a reference to a religious song in the line, "Let the lamp affix it's beam."
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Product Details

ISBN:
9780451166586
Author:
Palladini, David
Author:
Palladini, David
Publisher:
Signet Book
Location:
New York, NY
Subject:
Fiction
Subject:
Horror
Subject:
Fantasy
Subject:
Fantasy - General
Subject:
Fantasy fiction
Subject:
King, stephen, 1947-
Subject:
Thrillers
Subject:
General Fiction
Subject:
Science Fiction and Fantasy-Fantasy
Copyright:
Edition Number:
mass market
Edition Description:
MM Picture Book
Series Volume:
349
Publication Date:
19871231
Binding:
MASS MARKET
Grade Level:
from 12
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Yes
Pages:
384
Dimensions:
6.96x4.14x1.05 in. .40 lbs.
Age Level:
from 18

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"Synopsis" by , THE #1 NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER-THE PRELUDE TO THE CLASSIC DARK TOWER SERIES. A tale of archetypal heroes and sweeping adventures, of dragons and princes and evil wizards, here is epic fantasy as only Stephen King could envision it.
"Synopsis" by , THE #1 NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER-THE PRELUDE TO THE CLASSIC DARK TOWER SERIES.

A tale of archetypal heroes and sweeping adventures, of dragons and princes and evil wizards, here is epic fantasy as only Stephen King could envision it.
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