The Adamantine Palace
The Adamantine Palace lies at the centre of an empire that grew out of ashes. Once dragons ruled the world and man was little more than prey. Then a way of subduing the dragons alchemicly was discovered and now the dragons are bred to be little more than mounts for knights and highly valued tokens in the diplomatic power-players that underpin the rule of the competing aristocratic houses. The Empire has grown fat.
And now one man wants it for himself. A man prepared to poison the king just as he has poisoned his own father. A man prepared to murder his lover and bed her daughter. A man fit to be king?
But uknown to him there are flames on the way. A single dragon has gone missing. And even one dragon on the loose, unsubdued, returned to its full intelligence, its full fury, could spell disaster for the Empire.
But because of the actions of one unscrupulous mercenary the rivals for the throne could soon be facing hundreds of dragons . . .
Stephen Deas has written a fast moving and action-fuelled fantasy laced with irony, a razor sharp way with characters, dialogue to die for and dragons to die by.
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Review: The Adamantine Palace (The Memory of Flames #1)User Review - Guy Haley - Goodreads
From Death Ray #18. Writer: Stephen Deas Publisher: Gollancz THREE STARS Dragons get big and mean, politics small and unclean in this fantasy debut from Stephen Deas. Who doesn't like a nice dragon ... Read full review
Review: The Adamantine Palace (The Memory of Flames #1)User Review - Toma Popov - Goodreads
Dragons, dragons and again dragons. How do thies mythological flying lizards slip under our skin and make us want to read more, more about them. I almost every culture on the plane there are stories ... Read full review