The Eyes of the Dragon

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New American Library, 1988 - Dragons - 384 pages
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After Flagg, the evil court magician, sees a mouse chance upon a grain of dragon sand behind Prince Peter's shelves and die--as did the king--in fire and smoke, he plots to imprison Peter in the Needle and sieze control of the kingdom

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Stephen King is certainly a versatile writer. - LibraryThing
It has a great plot and amazing characters. - LibraryThing
As usual, King's imagery and tone are wonderful. - LibraryThing

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User Review  - hoosgracie - LibraryThing

King wrote this for his daughter and it has a mix of fairy tale and fantasy elements with a dark twist. Flagg is an evil magician in a Kingdom he is trying to manipulate into chaos. Peter, the elder ... Read full review

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User Review  - StoryTellerShannon - Goodreads

I read this about ten years ago and just read the book again about two years ago. Well, I'm delighted to say that it still has all its magic. As an aspiring writer, I was breaking down the story ... Read full review

About the author (1988)

Stephen King was born in Portland, Maine, on September 21, 1947. After graduating with a Bachelor's degree in English from the University of Maine at Orono in 1970, he became a teacher. His spare time was spent writing short stories and novels. King's first novel would never have been published if not for his wife. She removed the first few chapters from the garbage after King had thrown them away in frustration. Three months later, he received a $2,500 advance from Doubleday Publishing for the book that went on to sell a modest 13,000 hardcover copies. That book, Carrie, was about a girl with telekinetic powers who is tormented by bullies at school. She uses her power, in turn, to torment and eventually destroy her mean-spirited classmates. When United Artists released the film version in 1976, it was a critical and commercial success. The paperback version of the book, released after the movie, went on to sell more than two-and-a-half million copies. Many of King's other horror novels have been adapted into movies, including The Shining, Firestarter, Pet Semetary, Cujo, Misery, The Stand, and The Tommyknockers. Under the pseudonym Richard Bachman, King has written the books The Running Man, The Regulators, Thinner, The Long Walk, Roadwork, and Rage. King is one of the world's most successful writers, with more than 100 million copies of his works in print. Many of his books have been translated into foreign languages, and he writes new books at a rate of about one per year. In 2003, he received the National Book Foundation Medal for Distinguished Contribution to American Letters. In 2012 his title, The Wind Through the Keyhole made The New York Times Best Seller List.

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