The Eyes of the Dragon

The Eyes of the Dragon

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Book - 1987
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In the kingdom of Delain, a young prince must struggle against powerful forces to gain his rightful inheritance.
Publisher: New York : Viking, 1987.
ISBN: 9780670814589
Characteristics: 326 p. : ill. ; 24 cm.


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May 26, 2021

The fantasy novel The Eyes of the Dragon by Stephen King tells the story of a kingdom in ruin after their king is murdered. Peter and Thomas, sons of this king, competed constantly for their father’s approval. While this came easily to Peter, the eldest son, Thomas never received the same appreciation. The repeated rejection of Thomas caused him to despise his brother and ultimately hurt the kingdom because of it. This book explores themes of rivalry between siblings, neglectful and abusive parental figures, and the importance of patience. I enjoyed reading this because of its fantastical elements and connection to other books written by Stephen King. I would recommend this to anyone who enjoys books in the fantasy genre.

IndyPL_DarrenS Oct 31, 2019

This was a pretty fun book to read! For readers who like fantasy, this one also has ties to King's Dark Tower series, though you don't need to have ever read any of those to enjoy this.

Dec 14, 2016

A great read that (sort of) ties into the Dark Tower story as a distant prequel. If you aren't a Dark Tower fan or haven't read the series, do not let that put you off. It also differs from King's more popular works in that there is no horror or excessive violence. The story is comparable to a children's fantasy novel, though it paints a few violent pictures that push it out of that category. Fans of the Dark Tower series (and the Stand), who will undoubtedly recognize the mysterious magician.

Jan 06, 2016

This book was the first Stephen King I read, and it remains a favorite. Another reviewer described it as a modern fairy tale and this is probably the best way to look at it. In retrospect, this book feel a lot like Neil Gaiman and a lot like the Gunslinger (the first book of the Dark Tower series). The book is suspenseful, but not the typical Stephen King scare-a-thon. King proves here, as he did with many other works, that he is more than simply a prolific horror writer.

Jul 28, 2014

This book roxors my soxors clean off.

Jul 01, 2012

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Jan 10, 2012

I was around 8 or 9 when my dad read me this novel. It's awesome!

Sep 15, 2011

A detailed and delicous spin on a fairy tale story. It spells 'Stephen King' all the way through it.

Oct 12, 2010

Don't let the name Stephen King deter you from reading this book. If you like adult fairy tales this is one of the best.

Dani_106 Jun 30, 2010

not your typical Stephen King novel, that's for sure! enjoyable read nonetheless.


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