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  • Hardcover
  • 384
  • The Adamantine Palace
  • Stephen Deas
  • English
  • 09 May 2020
  • 9780575083738

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Read & Download ê PDF, DOC, TXT or eBook â Stephen Deas Free download â The Adamantine Palace Ý PDF, DOC, TXT or eBook Er and bed her daughter Is he fit to be king Unknown to him a dragon is on the loose Returned to full intel. The Adamantine Palace is the prize that one prince seeks and through all manner of realm craft diabolical planning love craft cruelty potions and poisons he schemes his way throughout the novel to seize his price Meanwhile Snow a dragon which was to be a gift for the prince from ueen Shakiza was attacked by a party of dragonriders and escaped into the wilderness with her Scale a man charged with watching over her from birth Unknown to both however the dragons are drugged by the alchemists with a portion that makes them controllableIn the wilderness without the control of the potion Snow reverts back to her native intelligence and aggression and with the aid of a captive mercenary who also bears a grudge against dragon riders hatches a plan to destroy the alchemists and free her fellow dragonsThe fast paced action as both the dragon and the prince strive to accomplish their goals is straight forwardDo you cheer for the dragon Its a hard callBut you cannot cheer for the Prince who is a conviver a womanizer and a murdererNonetheless here is a book as good as its wonderful cover art and well worth reading

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Read & Download ê PDF, DOC, TXT or eBook â Stephen Deas Free download â The Adamantine Palace Ý PDF, DOC, TXT or eBook One man wants to rule the wealthy Empire He is ready to poison the king as he did his father murder his lov. I loved this book I adored itThis is the kind of book that I m always searching for A book with awesome badass sentient dragons That s all I need in a book and this one definitely deliversThre is definitely politics in this novel than action scenes but that is not a bad thing There are very few likeable characters in this book but Stephen Deas has the ability to ensure you do not need to like them to want to read about them In fact I found that the morally corrupt characters were far interesting to read about that the few characters in this that had a bit of good in themIt may sound a bit clich d but this novel definitely gave off strong Game of Throne vibes It s just Game of Thrones with a LOT focus on dragons and how that affects them politically So being the dragon fanatic I am this book is basically what I want Game of Thrones to beThe dragons are really fascinating as well Their ability to view spoilerread thoughts hide spoiler

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Read & Download ê PDF, DOC, TXT or eBook â Stephen Deas Free download â The Adamantine Palace Ý PDF, DOC, TXT or eBook Ligence and fury it could wreak havoc Also actions of an unscrupulous mercenary may loose hundreds of drago. The Adamantine Palace by Stephen DeasPublished by Gollancz March 2009 ARC copy received350 pagesISBN 9780575083738Ah Dragons Otherworldly yet surprisingly comfortingSo here we have a new book from a new writer that is pretty much about a medieval style world with dragons It s probably a little uirky in that the title of the book doesn t really reveal it is about dragons though I suspect the cover will Although the Palace and its many eyries are an important setting for the novel it s not apparent from that title that the tale is a High Fantasy with perhaps than the Palace dragons at its centreWhat we get here is a rompingly good character focused tale with royal families that have clearly taken a leaf out of history In a style reminiscent of George RR Martin s Westeros or perhaps from real life The Borgias the seven realms are represented here by one of the most rampant back stabbing adulterating self centred and arrogant groups you re likely to read They think nothing of sleeping with one family member and poisoning another In fact to reflect this one member of royalty is dealt with in the first five pages of the bookWith such a background then it is perhaps no surprise that poisons and potions are a key feature in the book for than one reason Not only are some accused of poisoning their elders in the book others are kept active via a mysterious elixir surreptitiously created by the Alchemists of this tale Further the Alchemist s key duty is to keep in tow the dragons of this tale Here dragons are a key part of society used for royal carriage goods transport for battle and troop deployment As you might therefore expect they are ridden by Riders who are often of a regal persuasion and looked after by Scales a nomenclature given to the servants whose close and constant proximity to the dragons from hatching mean that their skin develops a condition which I will describe as terminal eczema The position of dragons in this society is therefore one of domestic servility though they re not the sort to be found on the fire hearth at home The story mainly deals with the conseuences created by the breeding of a flawless white dragon a major wedding dowry in a piece of political machination often found in royal circles Named Snow its attempted murder and subseuent escape into the wilderness has conseuences for all concerned Snow s escape leads to her growing up without the regular dosage of an alchemist s potion a circumstance that leads to her awakening a remembrance of other lives in a time when dragons did not do the bidding of Riders but spent their time destroying humans called Little Ones on a whim and eating occasions when dragons were not so docile As a result Snow s subseuent return to the world of humans means that Snow is looking for revenge and revolution It is time for dragons to be freeThere are a lot of pleasing ualities with this debut novel Though the tropes are not particularly new it s very well done The life cycle of a dragon is uite different and suggests some interesting concepts Above all the book is engaging from the start with the reader is drawn into the High Fantasy trappings very uickly unrest and power struggles in the monarchy life amongst the lowlife servant culture is soon to be altered forever and so on and the pages kept turning very uickly after that The structure of the book is in that modern MTV fastcut style so beloved on our TV screens where there are 70 short chapters which kept moving from one character to another This kept the ball rolling for me but may annoy some readers as it flits from perspective to perspective These characters are interesting and their interactions are reminiscent of the political shenanigans of the world of Westeros though without that world s complexity The human characters unlike those of Pern are devious manipulative and self centred reminiscent of Westeros or Joe Abercrombie s First Law series To reflect this there is swearing and sex here though not particularly explicit Like many recent tales of this genre there are heroes and villains not to mention heroines and villainesses all with that sense of ambiguity which raises the plot and makes the book interesting There s a nice mixture of strong male and female characters to give the book an ambiguous social structure The dialogue between the characters is pleasantly appropriate Having read some recent debuts where the language didn t work for me this one on the whole did The world building is reasonable though not the greatest strength of the book From the Adamantine Palace itself a symbol of the High Fantasy opulence inherent in the novel to the types of dragons bred for use fighting racing breeding this is a confident book that belies its author s relatively new publication The dragons are pleasingly un human and their sense of power is uite apparent throughout the book There was much here that reminded me of the character driven novels of Anne McCaffrey s Pern indeed many dragon devotees will remember a white dragon as a character of importance in a number of McCaffrey s books However these dragons are not the cosy horse surrogates of Pern nor the eager to please servants of Novik s Temeraire though there are broad similarities The dragons of Deas are like rather like other wild creatures angry defiant stubborn vengeful And this book is all the better for itIt is a difficult thing to write a novel that uses many of the icons of High Fantasy and make it enjoyable this is something though that Stephen has done here The book is an entertaining mix of Pern and Westeros with the knowing characterisation of Abercrombie and the endearment of Novik To be recognised alongside such authors is a real achievement The book is a very nicely put together package that will satisfy many a Fantasy and dragon fan In summary this is a very well written book that to my mind is better characterised than Naomi Novik s Temeraire and enjoyable than Anne McCaffrey s recent Pern series This is traditional style fantasy but written in a contemporary manner that should attract many new readers As the first of a series clearly shown by its ending it bodes well for Stephen s future writing career and one that I will forward very much to reading on further October 2008


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