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  • Paperback: 400 pages
  • Publisher: Gollancz (10 Feb. 2011)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0575083794
  • ISBN-13: 978-0575083790
  • Product Dimensions: 13 x 2.4 x 19.7 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 3.9 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (11 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 146,320 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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With excellent and realistic characters, the plot races along with more action and intrigue then you can shake a stick at (British Fantasy Society) --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.

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The empire is falling, the dragons are on the rise - a superb fantasy series for all fans of George R.R. Martin.

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9 of 9 people found the following review helpful By A. Whitehead TOP 500 REVIEWERVINE VOICE on 12 April 2010
Format: Hardcover
The dragon realms are moving towards war. Speaker Shezira has been deposed and is held prisoner in the Adamantine Palace, whilst her daughters summon their armies and dragons to free her. A religious fanatic is intent on seizing control of the rebel dragon army known as the Red Riders and unleashing fire and blood on those who do not accept the word of the Flames. And, amidst the towering peaks of the Worldspine, a dragon has freed itself from bondage and plots to free all of dragonkind from humanity's yoke once and for all.

The King of the Crags is the follow-up to last year's Adamantine Palace. In my review of the first book, I cited the author's furious pace as being a major plus, but it might have come at the expense of the more detailed worldbuilding required to make an epic fantasy novel really shine (although there are plenty of other fantasy books where such worldbuilding takes over and bogs down the narrative, so it's a difficult balancing act). Also, with 70 chapters in 350 pages, the pace was a little too fast and furious at times.

The sequel is a stronger work. 50 chapters in 370 pages means events are given more weight, characters have more time to develop and the world is able to come through a lot more. The addition of a map helps the reader place the various locations and work out the significance of one realm's power and allegiances over another, whilst characters are more fully fleshed-out and developed. Deas even has time for some metatextual commentary on how dragons are treated in other fantasy novels (the line about the docile dragons being ponies with wings was quite amusing, and a common criticism of other fantasy novels), which works better when we get to see the wild dragons, who are considerably more alien in thought and deed, in action.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By Gareth Wilson - Falcata Times Blog TOP 500 REVIEWERVINE VOICE on 11 April 2010
Format: Paperback
Having loved Stephen's original novel, I just had to rip the packaging off this one to get to the meat of the tale as soon as it landed. What I got was an even bigger tale of politics, double-dealing, murder and mayhem than was present in his first tale and was pretty much glutted by the final page.

Beautifully written, excellently plotted and above all a descriptiveness for the world that is almost photographic. Bind that with a passion for the scope of the tale and you really will not go far wrong. As a now firmly established fan of the series, I really cannot wait to see where it goes. If you like political manipulation, cracking combat and a massacres worth of blood with solid storytelling then few do it like Deas. A real pleasure.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By C. Fitzgerald on 8 Nov. 2010
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May contain spoilers for those who have not read the first book.

Well, what a great read this one was! I thought The Adamantine Palace an excellent first novel but found the list of family trees indispensable as there were SO MANY CHARACTERS thrown at me at once. Unlike many others, I felt no real need for a map but I do like the `Mappa Mundi' touch with East at the top - wonderfully confusing.

It's quite rare for me to enjoy a sequel more than the first in a series but perhaps it was because I now have the main characters fixed in my ageing brain. The pace slows a little but there is still plenty of action; we have more time for conjecture and learn a few secrets. Prince Jehal has matured a great deal and we get to spend so much time right in his head that I have really warmed to him now. He was already my favourite in the first book [a lovely `Alan Rickman' type of villain] so I was pleased to see him again in KOC. I felt Jaslyn could have played a more prominent part. OK, she was understandably grief stricken on losing her favourite dragon but she spends too much of the book in the background. However, she's certainly improving her knowledge of dragon history so perhaps she's saving herself for Book 3. Zafir continues to be Zafir in this book. I dislike her and am probably meant too but, at the same time, it's always intriguing to try and work out exactly what she's up to. We're not let in on her thoughts so it's sometimes difficult to see the method in her madness. She's obviously thoroughly enjoying herself manipulating and inflicting a great deal of unnecessary suffering on others like a female Vlad the Impaler.
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By CaroleHeidi on 16 Feb. 2013
Format: Paperback
The pace of the story is carefully measured, never too slow, often fast and always keeping you reading all the way through.

The characters, though not all likeable, are all thorough and believable and you find yourself endlessly curious about what each of them is plotting or planning against the others. Stephen Deas never gives too much away about any of them yet at the same time never makes them so closed that you don't care for them either. I have a passionate dislike for a few characters and fondness for others - despite not really knowing, ultimately, who is good and who is bad.

I also love the fact that, for once, dragons are as dragons should be. They are not docile, friendly `pets' or the slightly Disneyfied versions of dragons that we have been endlessly fed that don't mind being used as glorified horses or have a random fondness for these small annoying human things that shout, wave pointy metal sticks and kill each other. No, in these books they think they are food. Which is a nice change. I like proper dragons.

Despite having read the two books very close together I still ended up being a bit confused at times by who was married to who and who had feuds with which family and why. The family trees at the beginning of the book were useful to combat this but it was a bit frustrating to have to stop mid-action to flick back and find out just who Prince So-and-So was and why he was arguing with King Blah. This wasn't a major flaw and it certainly didn't stop my utter love for the books, indeed, it may well just have been down to my terrible memory for names.
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