Eyes of the Dragon by Stephen King

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Well-written as usual, this is a step away from King's usual fare. Refreshing and fun, you won't be able to put this one down.
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The king is dead, murdered by a strange and horrible poison. But while the land of Delain mourns, the magician Flagg, unscrupulous, greedy and powerful, plots. Soon the king's oldest son Peter is imprisoned at the top of a high tower, the Needle, for his father's murder, while his younger brother Thomas inherits the throne. Only Peter knows the truth of his own innocence, and the truth of the evil that is Flagg. And only Peter can save Delain from the horror Flagg has in store. He has a plan, but it is dangerous and desperate and if he fails there will be no second chance. And all the while, Flagg's words echo in his mind: 'I'll carry your head on my saddle-bag horn for a thousand years. Here I come, Peter! Coming for your head!
 

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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.
 
Published January 1, 2017 by Scribner. 427 pages
Genres: Science Fiction & Fantasy, Horror, Literature & Fiction, Mystery, Thriller & Suspense. Fiction
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Kirkus

Good

Some of King's smoothest writing and slickest effects, with the usual supercosmic horror scaled down to reasonably familiar villainy--though the sales, one assumes, will be supercosmic.

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Examiner

Excellent
on May 25 2012

There is a musical rhythm to the prose that draws the reader in from the first sentence and will keep everyone reading until the last.

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Examiner

Excellent
on Apr 10 2011

If you are a fan of Fantasy and Horror then I highly recommend Stephen King's The Eyes of the Dragon.

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People

Good
on Apr 13 1987

With this compelling tale from another time and genre, King proves he is as versatile as he is prolific.

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Teen Ink

Excellent

This is one of my favorite books because the suspension never ends.

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Gather Books

Good
on Dec 23 2007

Well-written as usual, this is a step away from King's usual fare. Refreshing and fun, you won't be able to put this one down.

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