The King of the Crags by Stephen Deas
The Memory of Flames, Book II

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As the Realms teeter on the brink of war, the fate of humanity rests on the survival of one majestic white dragon.…


Prince Jehal’s lover, Zafir, now sits atop the Realms with hundreds of dragons and their riders at her beck and call. Yet Jehal wants the glory of commanding the earth and sky for himself—no matter whom he must sacrifice to get it. 


But Jehal may not need to act at all when Zafir puts the old queen on trial for treason, angering those loyal to the former regime. And their discontent is fed by rumors of the return of the Red Riders, heralds of revolution and doom.


For the prophecy speaks: “Out of the sun there shall come a white dragon, and with the white dragon, a red rider. Thieves and liars shall quiver and weep, for the rider’s name shall be Justice, and the dragon shall be Vengeance.”


Jehal doesn’t fear prophecies, but he does fear that the white dragon still lives—and if that is so, then blood will flow on all sides....

About Stephen Deas

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Stephen Deas is also the author of the short story “The Snow Fox.” He lives in southeast England with his wife and two children. Author website:
Published February 1, 2011 by Roc. 388 pages
Genres: Science Fiction & Fantasy, Literature & Fiction. Fiction

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The brutal scheming continues in Book II of The Memory of Flames series (The Adamantine Palace, 2010), set in a world where king and queens enslave dragons with alchemical potions that deaden the creatures' intelligence, telepathy and memories of their past lives.

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The King Of The Crags is a fiery, eventful read which is refreshingly fast paced in comparison to some fantasy and science-fiction writing, but it would really benefit from Deas exploring characters and environments in the kind of detail that true fans of fantasy may desire.

Aug 23 2010 | Read Full Review of The King of the Crags: The Me...

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