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As The Old King S M NapkinsNapkinsAnd Than Enough Toothe old King s m NapkinsNapkinsAnd than enough too nose picking and boogersStephen I dressed up ike 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 Understanding Shutter Speed little out of characterike Henry Fonda in Once Upon a Time in the West it is also entertaining and delivers a fantasy gemVaguely reminiscent of Neil Gaiman s Stardust in to 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 The Mother I Carry: A Memoir of Healing from Emotional Abuse 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 reading a bedtime story to his daughter occasionally stopping to discuss what they ve read Similar in style to somethingike The Princess Bride However whereas The Princess Bride was a swashbuckling tale of adventure and romance set in a magical Anthology of Articles on African Linguistics and Literature 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 comparisonThe king s first born son Peter is kind and generous and muchoved 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 et s call him Flagg devises a way to remove 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 ong years of struggle and planning Peter s ultimate success or failure will hinge entirely on dreams and dumb Agricultural Engineering luck or is it kaKing s endless desire to foreshadow events effectively undercuts much of the tension and mystery throughout Seemingly chopping theegs 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 Distant Echoes Finding Keys To Life After Abuse light on mystery and intrigue and too drawn out for my taste Whatittle action occurs could have easily been told in half the number of pages or How Debuggers Work Algorithms Data Structures and Architecture less The only Dark Tower tie ins are a couple of familiar names the centralocation and one main character Not nearly enough to make it worth the effort in my opinion It s also worth noting that following the An Alien Heat 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 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 wedding night When on that occasion she observed his flaccid penis she asked with great interest What s that Husband It is King s Iron he said It doesn took The Alchemy of Culture: Intoxicants in Society 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 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 sesser known creations that is definitely Tolkien than Tommyknockers It is an easy story to get into and I was int. 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 o.
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KingThe Overlooked Sad Spiteful Kinda Stupid Baby Brother Prince Princeoverlooked sad spiteful kinda stupid Baby Brother Prince Prince size may vary Oops WaitThe Good and Decent Hero PrinceThe thing that I ove 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 fairytalefantasy stuff my mom would read to me before bedtimeWellOk 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 downSometimes 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 outRemember that sighSo that s why I ove this oneThe EndRe read 2020I just finished Mapping wild gardens: The symbolic conquest of South Africa (African literatures in English) listening to the audiobook and it was amazing Bronson Pinchot did a fabulous job and I can t recommend this one enoughBronson Pinchot NarratorPublisher Blackstone Audio IncEdition UnabridgedAwards Bram Stoker Award for Lifetime AchievementGrand Master Award When I was aittle 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 Gramatica de baza a limbii romane 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 perfectittle girl ME It wasn t a Suggestive Inuiry into the Hermetic Mystery with a Dissertation on the More Celebrated of the Alchemical Philosophers Being an Attempt Towards the Recovery of the Ancient Experiment of Nature 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 relatively happy Kingdom of Delain with the dragon slaying King Roland his young wife ueen Sasha and their sweet perfectittle 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 is right 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 College University Budgeting: College And University Budgeting 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 read with a really interesting narrative style Unfortunately the narrative style was really the only thing Iiked about it The characters weren t much for me to Integrating Cleveland Baseball latch on to and they didn t have much development I was numbingly board throughout most of it and if I have to read oneine about napkins their history and storage and WHY it makes sense they The Modern Drunkard's Adventures with Alcohol ll be used to form a rope I might dieApparently 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 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 myove 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 Grassroots Leviathan 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 toife 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 iving 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 Thomasit that somehow thomas weaker son who resembles 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 uick read engaging and skillfully told if you want a fantasy story that will bring you back to your childhood this is it. Ape plan that will take him years to execute before taking on Flagg the powerful sorcerer who has masterminded this coup stephenkingc. ,
Rigued from the first page My grandfather gave me this book when I was a wide eyed eleven year old Facts and Features of English History, a Series of Alternating Reading and Memory Exercises lover of Goosebumps books as I possessed pretty good reading skills for that age and Ioved 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 57 Ways to Screw Up in Grad School land of Delain whichurks 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 ets us know the personae s thoughts and motives throughout the plot and reverts
Back To Us Asto us as 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 oves 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 African Native Literature: Or, Proverbs, Tales, Fables and Historical Fragments in the Kanuri or Bornu Language last known dragon the head of which remains in his drawing room as a trophy In hisater years when his subjects are worried at a The Alcohol Bible lack of an heir he is introduced to a witty charming youngerady 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 Hermetic Alchemy Science and Practice The Golden Dawn Alchemy Series 2 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 Inieu of this Roland s younger weaker impressionable son becomes King and guess who is whispering in his ear about how to rule the andFollowing 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 ualities by the narrator A ot 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 BWWM lostooking 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 Morning by Morning: How We Home-Schooled Our African-American Sons to the Ivy League looked through the eyes of the dragon and how it impacts on this awesome storyJames Tivendale It was pretty good I enjoyed theittle graphics Mel Book you have the right to a speedy trial 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 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 effective THE PROSECUTION Very ittle action for a fantasy novel putting Dragon in the title when the dragon is only in the book for about two pagesthat s downright cruel Mr King The book s fairy tale narrative voice may not be for everyone King ofte 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 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 yrics to all his reviewsAnd doesn t actually talk about the book half of the time Or et s 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 DragonT. Yal friends must battle an evil wizard and Peter's usurper brother Thomas for the throne Imprisoned in a tower Peter conceives an esc. .