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The Eyes of the Dragon

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The Eyes of the Dragon

A kingdom is in turmoil after old King Roland dies and his worthy successor, Prince Peter, is imprisoned by the evil Flagg and his pawn, young Prince Thomas. But Flagg's evil plot is not perfect, for he knows naught of Thomas' terrible secret—or Prince Peter's daring plan to escape and claim what is rightfully his.

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. Stephen King has taken the classic fairy tale and transformed it into a masterpiece of fiction for the ages.

A kingdom is in turmoil after old King Roland dies and his worthy successor, Prince Peter, is imprisoned by the evil Flagg and his pawn, young Prince Thomas. But Flagg's evil plot is not perfect, for he knows naught of Thomas' terrible secret—or Prince Peter's daring plan to escape and claim what is rightfully his.

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. Stephen King has taken the classic fairy tale and transformed it into a masterpiece of fiction for the ages.

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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." He is the 2003 recipient of the National Book Foundation Medal for Distinguished Contribution to American Letters.

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  • Publisher's Weekly

    February 1, 1987
    Advance publicity hails this "story'' (not labeled a novel) by the popular writer as appealing to ``readers of all ages,'' although its genesis was in a story King told to his children. King's legion of fans are likely to find that a restrained maturity marks the differences between this stylish, successful effort at fantasy (illustrated by 21 half-tones) and his earlier, sometimes overwrought writings. Eyes details the crusade of Peter and Thomas, two princely brothers, to destroy the 400-year-old Flagg, the evil magician who threatens to control the kingdom of Delain after the death of their father, King Roland, who remained unwed until he was past 50. Flagg has imprisoned Peter, the heir apparent, on suspicion of murdering the king (actually it was Flagg who did it) and installed the profligate second son, an easier mark, on the throne. Surprisingly, Eyes is a gentle story, despite violence, gore and his standard vulgarity, because King has ingeniously interposed himself between reader and narrative as if he were telling the tale aloud, with a soothing cadence practically audible in the evocative prose. This heartwarming chronicle of brotherly love may be enjoyed by young adults and their parents. 1,000,000 first printing; $300,000 ad/promo; BOMC selection.

  • AudioFile Magazine Bronson Pinchot weaves the story of how Peter becomes the king of Delain, an unlikely event, given the scheming and plotting of an ancient and evil magician. Pinchot is a friendly storyteller whose easy manner affords great opportunity for contrast when the magician speaks in a tone that makes his evil intentions obvious. His menacing whisper may frighten young children--but teens will surely enjoy it. Pinchot presents the characters with subtle attention to their class and wit. His command of timing and pace helps to accentuate dramatic events and moments of strong emotion. He moves ahead in a quiet, disarming way until events reach out and grab the listener's attention. J.E.M. (c) AudioFile 2010, Portland, Maine
  • The Washington Post Book World "The sorcery of Stephen King...is expertly seductive....The kind of book that keeps you up, red-eyed with fatigue, until two a.m. because it's not possible to stop turning the pages."
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