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The Eyes Of The Dragon

by Stephen King

Penguin Publishing Group | December 8, 1987 | Mass Market Paperbound

The Eyes Of The Dragon is rated 4.6087 out of 5 by 23.
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 Thomas’s 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.

Format: Mass Market Paperbound

Dimensions: 384 pages, 6.88 × 4.25 × 1 in

Published: December 8, 1987

Publisher: Penguin Publishing Group

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10: 0451166582

ISBN - 13: 9780451166586

Found in: Fiction and Literature

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Rated 4 out of 5 by from Really enjoyed this. 3.75 stars Roland is King of Delain and has two sons: Peter is the older son and is heir to the throne; he seems to be everyone's favourite. Thomas is the younger son and is jealous of Peter. Flagg, Roland's magician and advisor knows that he won't be able to stick around once Peter is King, so he has a plan... I really enjoyed this. Even though I'm not always a fantasy fan, this seemed to be aimed at a YA audience, so it did appeal to me more. It also read a little bit like a fairy tale, which I enjoy. I also liked the little bit of humour inserted every so often. This was my first book on my new Kobo, so it took a little bit to get used to the Kobo initially, but once I settled in with it, I was really able to enjoy it more. If King ever wrote a sequel to it, I'd be interested in reading it.
Date published: 2011-08-28
Rated 5 out of 5 by from excellent! This book is unique among Stephen King's stories, I loved it! It doesn't take long to read and I have read it many times.
Date published: 2011-08-22
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Absolutely Great This is one of Stephen Kings greatest books, it is a book that I just keep re-reading. It keeps you interested throughout the whole book and I keep wishing for a part two, but doubt it will come
Date published: 2008-01-19
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Don't Pass This One Up! Read this book even if you don't normally like Stephen King. It is a captivating, medieval, fairytale-like story that keeps you reading from the first page to the last. The characters are well developed and the plot is intricately woven. Sometimes I wish "they" would turn this book into a movie, but then I realize that a movie would never do the book justice. This is one of the few novels that will go back to again and again. If you like stories about Kings, Queens, Princes and evil Wizards...you will love this book!
Date published: 2007-11-24
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Change is good As a King fan, it was nice to have a change from the usual King novel. I have read this book several times over the years and still look to it when i have time to read. Would recommend this book to those who like medieval/ fantasy novels
Date published: 2006-12-12
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Only One This is the only Stephen King book that I have ever read that didn't leave me skipping over dull paragraphs or altogether giving up on. From the beginning it held my attention and created lovable characters. Maybe it's just because I enjoy fantasy novels more than horror novels that this book did it for me but I certainly recommend it to any Stephen King hesitants.
Date published: 2006-11-01
Rated 3 out of 5 by from A Good Read I would certainly recommand this book. It seemed alittle dull at first but once I got into it I COULDNT PUT IT DOWN! I had to see how it ended.
Date published: 2006-06-14
Rated 5 out of 5 by from King's Finest! from a non-King fan I'm not a Stephen King fan, but I love Eyes of the Dragon . It is nothing like the long-winded, self-loving nonsense in his other books. I wish King would write more books in this style because this was a captivating, enjoyable read. The writing is concise, the characters are charming, and the plot is clearly constructed. I enjoy it more every time I read it. An absolute must for book lovers.
Date published: 2005-03-25
Rated 5 out of 5 by from More than meets the eye... All of the reviews for this book are fantastic and I cannot disagree. I found this book to be absolutely fabulous too, but there is one thing that is not mentioned here and that is how this book fits into the Dark Tower series and with The Talisman and Black House. The characters are the same throughout these books, making an adventure so unexpected and mystical it is hard to fathom just how long he has been working on this. The grand scheme of King has yet to be revealed in the final chapters of the Dark Tower series. For all of you who loved this book, don't despair, there is more to come with Roland and Flagg...
Date published: 2004-03-03
Rated 4 out of 5 by from WOW! This book starts out as a lovely fairy tale of 'once upon a time...' there were dragons and terror and kings and queens, readable to the point of sleeplessness because you just HAVE to see what's going to happen...just one more page..until you finish at 4:00 in the morning, and you just want to start it all over again.
Date published: 2003-04-19
Rated 4 out of 5 by from A Great Book for All Ages I really enjoyed this book when I first read it in 1989, and I am recommending it highly to my daughter, and anyone else who has enjoyed the Harry Potter stories. A great read for all ages.
Date published: 2001-05-31
Rated 4 out of 5 by from A Great Book I really enjoyed this book when I first read it, and I am recommending it highly to my daughter, and anyone else who has enjoyed the Harry Potter stories. A great read for all ages.
Date published: 2001-05-31
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Best of the Best I have to say that this is the best book I have ever read. The description style of Stephen King makes you think you are actually part of this mystical world. It made me start wanting to read more and more about dragons and wizards and mystical creatures. This has to be his best work. I have read it many times and always find a new twist to it. And I can never put it down until I get to the very end. I recommend it to everyone that wants to lose themselves in an adventure that almost seems real!
Date published: 2001-05-08
Rated 5 out of 5 by from EXELLENT This book was sweet! I think it was on eof Stephan King's bedt novels. I just couldn't stop reading. It was awsome! I suggest this book to anyone who likes books about the dark ages, like dragons and magic. Very, Very good book!
Date published: 2001-04-13
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Not King's usual style This book was absolutely fantastic, but as an avid King reader, I was surprised at the break from the creepy and scary norm. Eyes of the Dragon is a fantasy novel, well written and enthralling, but very unlike anything else King has written. I would recommend this to King lovers as well as those who shy away from King's more macbre side. Simply, this is an excellent book!
Date published: 2001-03-20
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Excellent book I really enjoyed this book. It was unlike King's other books, which I found kind of boring. The story's very well written with unexpected twists. I definitely recommend this for fantasy lovers and Stephen King fans.
Date published: 2000-12-24
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Enthralling! Set in a time of dungeons and wizards, kings and kingdoms, this is an enchanting story that places you in a land of centuries past! Stephen King really took a change of pace with this book...it's chilling, yet funny...a little predictable and yet mesmerizing. A nail-biter, and yet not a real "horror"! What a read! Give it a try! You'll be pleasantly surprised!
Date published: 2000-12-06
Rated 5 out of 5 by from excellent !!! I was not one for fantasy, nor could I read Stephen King novels without some confusion, but this book was an exception!! I loved it and have recommended it to many!!
Date published: 2000-07-18
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Surprising! When I saw this book I could hardly believe that Stephen King, whom I knew for stories like Carrie and Pet Semetary, had written a fantasy novel. The story truly impressed me: it was witty, suspenseful and original. This book reaffirmed my belief that Mr King is a truly amazing and versatile author!
Date published: 2000-07-03
Rated 5 out of 5 by from I LOVE THIS BOOK The best King book to date and I have read them all. He out did himself with a story of Kings and the things that drive them to be good or evil. I finished it in a day I could not put it down.
Date published: 2000-05-18
Rated 4 out of 5 by from enjoyable Well this book was well written; I read half of it in one sitting. I enjoyed the caracters and the story line. I have read it a few times; I think its worth paying to read.
Date published: 2000-04-06
Rated 4 out of 5 by from King's The Eyes of the Dragon King once again dazzles in this story of dungeons, dragons, and evil sorcerers. A different approach to his usual story lines, but nevertheless an excellent piece of work.
Date published: 1999-09-15
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Eyes Of The Dragon Stephen King's fantasy novel, written for his daughter to read. A different approach for King, in this novel he doesn't try to frighten. He counts an adventure, tangling a bit of good with evil. A very, very good novel. King proves once again his story-telling skills.
Date published: 1999-05-26

– More About This Product –

The Eyes Of The Dragon

The Eyes Of The Dragon

by Stephen King

Format: Mass Market Paperbound

Dimensions: 384 pages, 6.88 × 4.25 × 1 in

Published: December 8, 1987

Publisher: Penguin Publishing Group

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10: 0451166582

ISBN - 13: 9780451166586

From the Publisher

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 Thomas’s 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.

About the Author

Stephen King lives in Maine and Florida with his wife, novelist Tabitha King. He has written more than forty books and two hundred short stories. He has won the World Fantasy Award, several Bram Stoker awards, and the O. Henry Award for his story “The Man in the Black Suit,” and is the 2003 recipient of the National Book Foundation Medal for Distinguished Contribution to American Letters.

From Our Editors

Stephen King spins an extraordinary tale of the forces of good versus evil in this spellbinding tale. The drama unfolds when the King of the land of Delain expires and his son, Prince Peter, is thrown into a deadly battle against Flagg - a sinister wizard who's attempting to frame the young prince for his father's murder. But as he sits imprisoned in a tower Peter devises a plan to defeat Flagg and gain his rightful inheritance - and save the kingdom from the wizard's evil clutches. Find out if he is succeeds in The Eyes of the Dragon.

Editorial Reviews

“Memorable, suspenseful, brimming with action.”—Chicago Sun-Times

 

“King has done a masterful job…beautifully told and beautifully illustrated.”—The Cincinnati Post

 

“Compelling…his most powerful storytelling.”—The Atlanta Journal-Constitution

 



“Memorable, suspenseful, brimming with action.”—Chicago Sun-Times

“King has done a masterful job…beautifully told and beautifully illustrated.”—The Cincinnati Post

“Compelling…his most powerful storytelling.”—The Atlanta Journal-Constitution

“The sorcery of Stephen King…expertly seductive…the kind of book that keeps you up, red-eyed with fatigue, until 2 a.m., because it’s not possible to stop turning the pages.”—The Washington Post Book World