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You'll have to read it to find out who it is : And increasing a point after each reread, this is now a 7 out of 12 in for me Mar 07, Choko rated it liked it Shelves: fantasy , childrens-books , dragons , ya.
I have never jumped on the Steven King fan band wagon, but it was never because of his writing. It usually relates to the thematics and my inability to cope with thrillers and imaginative mind, which brings all his monsters to life and I just can't deal However, this book is not his usual fair.
It is a fairytale!!! And I am a humongous fan of anything resembling a classic fairytale or Fantasy King wrote this in order to have something he created appropriate enough to read to his children when they were very young.
And he did just that - he created a fairytale good for children as young as 6 and as old as time:- I truly enjoyed the story. I also think, that if I had read it as a youth I would have rated it with all the stars.
However, I am reading it in a ripe old age and although magically written, it was a bit too straight forward and linear for my expectations of the modern Fantasy genre.
This in no way diminished it's value or enjoyment factor. It just made it a bit young and predictable for what we all have gotten accustomed to.
Despite everything, it read really fast and I engulfed it in one sitting. As I said, I enjoyed reading this with friends and recommend it to all those young at heart - a simple story of good verses evil!!!
I hope you all have a great time reading!!! View all 3 comments. Angels may be safe from damnation, but human beings are less fortunate things, and for them hell is always close.
The presence of an omniscient narrator who makes his own personality known frequently throughout the telling of the story is so reminiscent of classic fairy tales, and it was a sweet, and very successful, decision.
Peter could have easily been too perfect to be believable if King had not deftly fleshed him out well enough to come across as wholly three dimensional.
Thomas could have been so easy to hate, but King managed to make him sympathetic. The supporting cast could have been cardboard cutouts just fulfilling their designated jobs, but King made sure that readers would see them as actual people.
Real life is never that way, and it is probably a good thing. This is a genre that produces such a multitude of works that many entries end up feeling derivative and predictable.
However, I felt that in this book King actually did some things in the genre that I had actually never seen before. It was really refreshing.
And considering the fact that this was written in , I think the fact that it still feels so fresh speaks so highly of both the book and the author.
They did not. No one ever does, in spite of what the stories may say. They had their good days, as you do, and they had their bad days, and you know about those.
They had their victories, as you do, and they had their defeats, and you know about those, too. There were times when they felt ashamed of themselves, knowing that they had not done their best, and there were times when they knew they had stood where their God had meant them to stand.
All I'm trying to say is that they lived as well as they could, each and every one of them; some lived longer than others, but all lived well, and bravely, and I love them all, and am not ashamed of my love.
I would read The Eyes of the Dragon again in a heartbeat, and would as just quickly recommend it to almost every type of reader. I loved it.
You can find this review and more at Novel Notions. I was told I might want to read this book to gain a slightly deeper insight into the Dark Tower series that I've started.
Yes, it's entirely too easy to rope me into reading yet more books. Make no mistake, technically this is not part of the DT series.
Instead, it is an early standalone fantasy novel quite unlike other King books. In fact, it is a straight up fantasy, no twists and turns, everything pretty much on the nose and following the usual formula for such books.
We have a kingdom that isn I was told I might want to read this book to gain a slightly deeper insight into the Dark Tower series that I've started.
We have a kingdom that isn't doing too badly. We have a queen who dies tragically while giving birth to her second son - and not by entirely natural causes.
We have two little princes who end up on two very different sides of the age-old good-versus-evil equation. What we also get - and here Dark Tower as well as a few other books comes in - is a wizard!
Randall Flagg King fans will recognize the name , faithful adviser to the king. Or is he? He's a scheming little shit with a voice like Harry Potter when he speaks in Parseltongue.
The wizard is also several hundreds of years old and has come and gone in several guises, always with the intent to wreak havoc on this kingdom, sow discord and bring chaos and ruin.
He thrives on mischief though personally, I think that is too mild a word for what he does. Thus, he manipulates the younger prince, frames the older since he couldn't win that boy over and after having the older prince imprisoned and the younger one crowned king, he then ruins the kingdom to his heart's content.
Until the older prince is ready to fight back yes, King is realistic enough even in this setting not to let everything happen within the span of a lunch.
So far so good. And let me be frank here: I often enjoy such stories, no matter how simple the pattern. I didn't skim and it wasn't torture, but I really did want them to finally get a move on and fight it out - somehow.
I liked how realistic King's timeline for the events was and that he didn't tell the story in linear form but with flashbacks, from different POVs and later revelations, but the book could have been shorter without the story suffering.
By which I don't mean the guy reading the audiobook though he was good, too , but the narrator King used to tell this tale.
Different and quirky and it worked for me. By the way, there is only one dragon in this book - right at the beginning for about a page, then stuffed on the king's wall.
I really didn't know how to rate this book. Still, I'm quite glad I read it. Just how important it really is regarding the afore-mentioned insight into a certain Man in Black's thoughts and character remains to be seen.
Two of my favorite people have vastly different opinions on this book. Delee gave this book 5 glowing stars while Jeff gave it two and used such eloquent and moving words to explain what exactly he disliked so much about it.
When Delee told me I had to read it I could not tell her no! Literally she has read every single book I have ever requested she read.
And I knew how much this book meant to her. And Jeff insisted I skip this book; that it just was not worth my tim Two of my favorite people have vastly different opinions on this book.
And Jeff insisted I skip this book; that it just was not worth my time. I just wasn't sure when because of the varying opinion among King fans.
In the faraway land of Delain there resides a King. His name is Roland. He grows up to be a nice young boy that the kingdom is taken with.
He goes by the name Flagg…Randall Flagg. He gets Roland in bed with his wife again and BAM they are having another baby! And guess what?! And guess what else?!
The Kingdom mourns as much as the King and Prince. Meanwhile everyone ignores poor little Princeling, Thomas. Flagg has some tricks up his sleeve for sweet, naive little Thomas.
And when King Roland is poisoned and Peter is imprisoned it is up to Thomas to rule the Kingdom…with help from his only friend. While I could appreciate what King was going for and I did enjoy the majority of the story there was just something I could not get behind.
The whole time I read this I just felt so bad for him. He was born because Flagg made it so, he was abandon and utterly ignored because of Flagg, he was despised as a ruler because of Flagg.
It made me so incredibly sad that this poor boy was subjected to such hate and abandonment while his brother was praised just for breathing or taking a shit.
It really bothered me. All through high school I was the one trying to stick up for the less fortunate; trying to prevent bullying whenever I could.
I felt that Thomas was never even given a fair chance and it broke my heart. The ending was a little bittersweet. I was hoping for some evil spell to be lifted where the people of Delain would love Thomas and realize what asshats they had been.
I listened to this on audio and will at some point go back and read the physical book to see if I feel any differently about it. View all 27 comments.
Shelves: favorites , fantasy , owned-copy , dragon. To me it's pretty interesting that my favorite Stephen King book is not horror at all, but rather, fantasy.
It makes sense, really. I don't enjoy reading about people being tormented and murdered. I like to read about people overcoming their fears and the villains they encounter in life.
So it was nice to read a story by King in a setting I love, fairy tale land. This is a fairy tale, with all the usual trappings, and he does a great job with it.
I think this story really shows what a good write To me it's pretty interesting that my favorite Stephen King book is not horror at all, but rather, fantasy.
I think this story really shows what a good writer and a storyteller King is. There's no gore, shocking, horrific events.
So the clarity of his ability to use words shines through. This is not a review so much as my thoughts on this book. In order to do a review justice, I'd need to reread this book.
But I can say that I loved this book. View all 10 comments. Oct 19, Werner rated it liked it Recommends it for: Fantasy fans.
Recommended to Werner by: One of my library co-workers. Shelves: fantasy. Although I read a good deal in the speculative genres in which King characteristically writes, he's never been a "go-to" author for me.
Originally, that was probably part of a broader pattern; I don't generally seek out the work of most other best-selling authors either, because I innately distrust the hype, and prefer to pick my own reading rather than letting other people in effect pick it for me.
But back in my days as a public librarian, I decided that since his work was so popular with th Although I read a good deal in the speculative genres in which King characteristically writes, he's never been a "go-to" author for me.
But back in my days as a public librarian, I decided that since his work was so popular with the patrons, I should try to cultivate at least a bit of first-hand knowledge of it, just for purposes of readers advisory services.
This novel was one a couple of his that I read at that time, recommended to me by a library colleague as works that I might be more apt to like than others more typical of his output.
My wife Barb and I actually read it together, and both liked it moderately well. As is sometimes the case, that puts my rating solidly in the middle of the spectrum in my friend circle, other ratings there ranging from five stars all the way down to one.
This is a capably written, entertaining conventional fantasy, utilizing a low-tech, medieval-like world mostly resembling real-world Europe, in a realm governed by hereditary kingship, and drawing a strong conflict between good and evil.
Evil here is incarnated in the malevolent person of the king's wizard, Flagg a. The plot involves murder, framing the innocent, and intrigue surrounding the royal succession.
It's not an especially outstanding or ground-breaking work of its type, IMO, but it's well done for what it is. If it has any particular strong or distinctive point, I'd say that would be its recognition that sometimes people can be manipulated or misled for bad purposes without themselves being bad people as such something we all tend at times to forget, sometimes at the expense of fairness.
Related to this, the characterizations are commendably realistic, and except for Flagg believably nuanced. King apparently wrote this originally for his kids, when they were still in grade school.
As a result, it doesn't have any particular bad language that I can recall, and not much in the way of sexual content, certainly none of it explicit.
There is an element of implied teenage sex at one point. Being set in a fantasy world, it lacks the political references that King sometimes inserts into other works to ensure that everyone has their ideological labels on perfectly straight, apparently , as well as the slurs against evangelicals that he frequently works in when he's using a real-world setting.
It's also a much more normally-sized novel, compared to the ultra-thick behemoths that are more typical of his work.
Nonetheless, I don't know that I'd characterize it particularly as a children's book; kids and YAs could certainly read it, but the tone, reading level and general vision are such that wouldn't necessarily fall short for adult tastes, either.
As a trigger warning, one of my friend's reviews mentions a scene of animal cruelty. If you're into traditional fantasy, this isn't a must-read, but I don't believe it would disappoint, either.
View all 6 comments. King Roland is killed by an unusual poison, with his son Peter being accused of murder and imprisoned at the top of a high tower "I think that real friendship always makes us feel such sweet gratitude, because the world almost always seems like a very hard desert, and the flowers that grow there seem to grow there against such high odds.
King Roland is killed by an unusual poison, with his son Peter being accused of murder and imprisoned at the top of a high tower, following the meddling of a certain Randall Flagg, the King's magician.
What follows is an exciting story looking at themes including, but not limited to, friendship, loyalty, heroism and adventure. Stephen King?
Young adult fantasy, you cry?! What's the Master of Horror doing in this genre? Part of the reason I found this book so sweet was that he had written it for his daughter Naomi.
When she was young, he asked her what she liked reading about, and she said "Dragons", and this is what came next. He even named a minor character after her too - adorable!
Initially I felt apprehensive as I'm not a huge fan of young adult, nor am I really into the fantasy genre, apart from a few exceptions The Dark Tower series, Lord of the Rings and Game of Thrones - okay, maybe I do like fantasy!!
This is also my friend Sadie's favourite King book, and she is a huge fantasy fan too, so there was also a little pressure to enjoy it, or else she might fly over here and resort to violence.
But luckily within about 10 pages, I was hooked! One of the best parts about this book was meeting Randall Flagg again. That guy really is everywhere, scheming and causing trouble.
This time, he wants to see the Kingdom of Delain crumble and fall, all whilst he hides in the shadows and watches. Another highlight for me was the narrator himself, the storyteller.
No-one, and I mean no-one, can fill this role like Stephen King himself. When he tells his stories to us Constant Readers, it feels like we're all sitting around a campfire, elbows on our knees, head in our hands, absorbing it all.
So it was fun for him to tell this story in a more traditional storyteller prose, similar to his introductions where he speaks directly to the Constant Reader.
The illustrations in my edition were incredible too, I loooove illustrations. It really helps bring the characters and locations to life.
This is a nice book to direct people towards if they don't like horror, but wish to read some Stephen King. It's also a nice starting point for young readers, a stepping stone to the more macabre and adult books.
I can imagine myself reading this to a young child at bedtime perhaps leaving out more adult parts at the beginning surrounding sex!
This book is really proof that King is able to transcend across any genre he likes. So far, I have read the following from King: horror, romance, fantasy, young adult, supernatural, sci-fi And he has excelled at all of these.
So, enough fangirling for now I give this fairytale 5 stars out of 5! It appears I'll be taking a short break from King, but sometimes it's good to branch out to other authors.
This is me trying to convince myself. Long days and pleasant nights. Delain was a very old kingdom and it had had hundreds of Kings, perhaps even thousands; when time goes on long enough, not even historians can remember everything.
Fans of the Dark Tower series will see some name similarities and tributes here like King Roland much different pers 3. Fans of the Dark Tower series will see some name similarities and tributes here like King Roland much different personality than our beloved gunslinger and Flagg, who is as evil as always.
Set in historical fantasy-land times, it's a story about two young brothers rising to become Kings while the kingdom is really being ruled by a demented magician.
I loved how King tied in two childhood habits into the story later as major game changers. I enjoyed the characterization - Peter and his allies were formidable forces for good, Roland and Thomas among many who struggle between right and wrong, and then finally Flagg - pure evil badassness with his laboratory and potions.
It's not gory, but there are disturbing scenes, such as the use of a certain dragon-influenced poison. King again indulges in weird body humor - scenes with the King farting and picking his nose.
King does this often so I guess it's a humor he enjoys, although I could have done without some of the scenes. While the story is a good one, there's just not enough action and variances to justify it's length.
Not ridiculously long at pages, but my interest started waning. The Eyes of the Dragon, as far as I can tell, is one of King's early departures from writing straight-up horror.
It's not a horror story at all -- instead, it's fantasy set in a far-off kingdom, where an evil magician is determined to thrust the land into chaos and bloodshed in order to satisfy his own dark purposes.
King Roland the Good is an okay king, kind but not particularly effective, and perhaps a little too under the sway of his advisor, the magician Flagg.
Roland has two sons -- his heir The Eyes of the Dragon, as far as I can tell, is one of King's early departures from writing straight-up horror.
Roland has two sons -- his heir, Peter, and a younger son, Thomas, who grows up in his older brother's shadow, always plagued by feelings of inadequacy and jealousy as he watches Peter grow into a fine, beloved young man.
When Flagg's schemes end with Peter falsely imprisoned on charges of murdering his father, Thomas gains the throne, but he's guided in all things by Flagg, who uses Thomas's weakness to destabilize the country.
But Peter is strong and smart, and doesn't give up so easily Such a terrific story! I was completely enthralled by this tale of loyalty, royalty, friendship, betrayal, and the evil that threatens to undermine families and kingdoms.
The characters are so well drawn, showing shades of personality and motivation, and finding hidden dimensions in characters that might otherwise seem like a stock type.
The Eyes of the Dragon is an excellent adventure -- don't miss it! Shelves: fairy-tale , what-age-group.
Well, that was different. Well written of course. It wasn't bad at all Just not what I was expecting or really wanted--see King's reaction to that view below--if we all would have loved this one--we would have missed out "miserably".
Perhaps I would have rated it higher if I knew what was coming Or if I was extremely ill in bed slurping down chicken soup and my mom came in to read it to me and blush at the mention of the King's "iron" Hmmmm.
He's very very old. The most interesting thing about this book was Stephen King's response to it's so-so-reception. He found out most readers didn't want a "fantasy" book from him.
It seems he felt "chained" to his desk to write a certain type of book And, ironically, it is one of his most horrific books So, I guess his fans won Misery was one of his best book to film adaptations yet.
And I really hope the writing of it helped release his frustration at the ungrateful fantasy readers! One final thing I heard I'd probably give it a try.
Jul 02, Evelyn devours and digests words rated it it was amazing Shelves: worldbuilding-for-the-win , writing-i-would-love-to-imitate , tortured-hero , favourites , great-characterization , stephen-king , unique-story-lines , fantastical , young-adult.
Once upon a time, in the kingdom of Delain far away Seriously, why didn't this book started that way?
I can hear someone in the background barfing at the cheesiness of it but this chick right here lives for that kind of beginning in fairytales.
The Eyes of The Dragon is all things fantasy. Something I have never read from The King of Horror. It's always a big fun to read an author stepping out of his usual comfort zone.
And King nailed it! This book may Once upon a time, in the kingdom of Delain far away This book may be purely set in a fantastical world but it does has King's usual grit, and lo and behold!
The villain in the story is Flagg himself. In a way, Flagg has the upper hand in controlling the whole kingdom.
He is practically the ruler. He sought to destroy the perfect prissy boy and leave the throne ready for his weak-willed little brother, Thomas.
The better to control Delain and lead the kingdom into years of bloodshed. I fucking love this book.
For so long, I've been searching up and down for a decent fairytale. I loaded myself with Young Adult fairytale retellings hoping it will sate my thirst but even those still left me empty.
Meanwhile, this isn't decent. It's fucking great, more like. I love how it's written. Duh, It's King! The writing didn't peeved me off the way it did to some people.
In fact, I'm really comfortable with Stephen King writing in the narration of a Storyteller. It's like he's directly talking to the readers and it made me feel more connected.
I can find no flaws in this book. Good writing? Solid characterization? Amazing, spot on world building? High dosage of tensions?
Legit villain? My nitpicky brain shut down and for once, I was actually reading words without a pause. I was reading in enjoyment.
And that was so fucking great. I didn't miss out on the fact that one of the characters here is named after King's own daughter, Naomi.
It's so sweet that he wrote this book for his little girl. That explains a lot of things to me because in some cases, I felt that things were toned down slightly here!
I need more grit though and definitely more of Flagg. I understand that this was many readers' first King book. I understand that this book rests in the hearts of thousands.
I understand this is meant to be a fairytale, and that I am not the target audience. I understand all that and I still choose to hate this book.
How'd Bobby Brown put it Bronson Pinchot's performance is fantastic, and lends entertainment value to some of the most boring shit King has ever written.
There are only three major scenes in the book, and the plot doesn't even begin until a hundred pages in.
That would be fine if this book was six- or seven-hundred pages long. But no. It's pages long, with artwork and big-ass font to make the book seem thicker than it actually is.
This book ties in very loosely to the Dark Tower books. Delain is mentioned in several DT novels, and Thomas and Dennis's names are dropped in The Waste Lands , but overall, I feel that this one happens outside of Mid-World, in perhaps another inscape that resides off to the side, much like our own whens.
In summation: Not quite Young Adult because there's no trials-of-youth theme and nowhere near the quality of King's adult fiction, The Eyes of the Dragon is pretty much impossible to categorize in the King-verse.
Recommended to King completionists only. The single worst Stephen King novel I have ever read and this man has written his fair share of turds.
View all 69 comments. Aug 01, Paul Nelson rated it it was ok Shelves: books-read. If my only way of escape was to fashion a rope out of strands of napkin, worked on a toy and it was going to take over a year, then I'd have thrown myself out of the tower on day 3, fuck it as they say and goodbye happy ending.
Flagg is the man in black, the evil magician who's been around for ever, changing faces and involving himself in the running of the kingdom of Delain for generations.
He poisons the King and sets eldest son Peter up for the fall. A lifetimes imprisonment in the tower and then it's youngest son Thomas who takes over, subtly prodded by our man in black.
Peter is of course a lovely lad who everyone believes is guilty except a few friends, so he sets out to escape using the threads of many napkins tailored into rope, worked on a tiny loom or whatever it was and aaaaaaaah!!!!
Oh noooo, he's had enough after three weeks and chucked himself out, three hundred foot to the cobbles below.
Ah fuck I was just getting into that and he's blown the ending, every goody fantasy trope blown to the wind all from a disappointing lack of endurance.
Boys and dolls houses never end well, Oh well surprises all round there, totally unexpected and I have to say, well played. Of course not, it all ends exactly as expected in a well written tale of loveliness.
Nov 01, Phrynne rated it really liked it. This is one of Stephen King 's fantasy offerings and it is quite delightful.
I do not always enjoy adult fairy stories, but this one catches you up into the action and there is nowhere to go except to read and enjoy the whole book.
The way the story is told is quite original. The chapters are all different lengths, sometimes just one paragraph, sometimes a normal length. Quite often the author lets the reader know what is going to happen and then goes back to fill in on how it came about that way This is one of Stephen King 's fantasy offerings and it is quite delightful.
Quite often the author lets the reader know what is going to happen and then goes back to fill in on how it came about that way.
There's an evil wizard, a dragon, Kings, queens and princes and of course a prison cell at the top of a tower. All great stuff! I think one of the reasons I like King so much is that he is unpredictable yet always comes up with the goods.
This is described by some as Stephen King doing children's literature".And at the end of the story a la Lord of the Rings and Gollum Thomas is Wm Qualifikation Griechenland one who strikes down Flag. Even with the repetition it doesn't slow way down often. Other Editions Agents Of Shield Online 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. If you are familiar with King's books you probably know this dude from Dark Tower and The Stand amongst others.