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    download ó eBook or Kindle ePUB ¼ Stephen Deas PDF DOWNLOAD [The Adamantine Palace] AUTHOR Stephen Deas How can you love fantasy and not like dragons? They're kind of like vampires everybody uses them everybody who wants to make their mark on the genre tries to come up with a clever new way to use them and usually they fail so as a fantasy rea

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    PDF DOWNLOAD [The Adamantine Palace] AUTHOR Stephen Deas free read The Adamantine Palace 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 a

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    PDF DOWNLOAD [The Adamantine Palace] AUTHOR Stephen Deas Stephen Deas ¼ 3 free download download ó eBook or Kindle ePUB ¼ Stephen Deas I have mixed feelings regarding this book While there are a lot of interesting concepts and it's written well I really didn't care about any of the characters The book isn't too long yet it took me awhile to read it as it really wasn't a page turner There are definitely interesting characters but none of them are likable even as villains There also isn't too much of an arcing story it's basically just a poli

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    PDF DOWNLOAD [The Adamantine Palace] AUTHOR Stephen Deas download ó eBook or Kindle ePUB ¼ Stephen Deas free read The Adamantine Palace It’s been many years since I last read a book featuring dragons because for some reason dragons just don’t appeal to me now as much as they did when I was younger But after reading The Adamantine Palace I found myself wondering what I might have been missing out on over the years because this books was really fantastic The Adamantine Palace is one of those books that remind me of why I was attracted to fantasy in

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    PDF DOWNLOAD [The Adamantine Palace] AUTHOR Stephen Deas free read The Adamantine Palace I expected to like this a lot and I was disappointed to find that I didn't I appreciate that redemption may yet come in subseuent books but none of the characters redeem themselves even a little bit by the end of the first book The bad guy or

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    PDF DOWNLOAD [The Adamantine Palace] AUTHOR Stephen Deas Stephen Deas ¼ 3 free download 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 pre

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    free read The Adamantine Palace download ó eBook or Kindle ePUB ¼ Stephen Deas Stephen Deas ¼ 3 free download The Realms are a manipulative place Dragons are being manipulated through the form of potions to serve humans as glorified war horses Speakers are manipulated to pick their successor Sell swords are manipulated into embroil

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download ó eBook or Kindle ePUB ¼ Stephen Deas Stephen Deas ¼ 3 free download free read The Adamantine Palace 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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How can you love fantasy and not like dragons They re kind of like vampires everybody uses them everybody who wants to make their mark on the genre tries to come up with a clever new way to use them and usually they fail so as a fantasy reader you re inclined to roll your eyes at any book with a dragon on the cover And yet dragons are still pretty damn cool when they re done right The Adamantine Palace is a mediocre effort in the field It s not awful like anything with Dragonlance in the title but it s not great like the first few books in some series that were pretty good until the author descended into hackdom and just started churning them out as reconstituted work product What s McCaffrey s latest Housecats of PernThe author s description on John Scalzi s Big Idea is what sold it to meThe dragons in these books are monsters They re not cute they re not cuddly and the only reason anyone gets to ride around on the back of them is because they are forcibly subdued by alchemical potions that are fed to them from birth In fact these dragons are so dangerous that for even one to break free could spell disaster for pretty much the entire civilisation no prizes for guessing what happens pretty close to page oneSo you can and probably should read it as a straight epic fantasy with a cast of shady characters and a rampaging dragon that s pretty ticked off about having been kept in a drugged stupor I had no pretensions to anything than a story about kick ass dragons that ran on rocket fuel when I set out to write these books but sometimes when you sit down and write you don t get uite what you asked forWell that sounded pretty cool The idea of an escaped dragon being kind of like a missing nuclear warhead except the nuclear warhead is sentient and pissed off appeals to me and I was in the mood for a story that s rocket fueled adventure with dragonsDid Deas deliver A little yes a little no but mostly not so muchThe book is pretty fast paced as promised There is a lot of action there is much carnage and burning and dragons eating people though it stays pretty limited in scope no Reign of Fire level apocalypseyetThe dragons were indeed interesting or at least the handful who get free of their drug induced servility were Yup any sympathy you might have had for the poor beasts who ve been drugged and enslaved as a species and used as riding beasts goes away once it turns out that freed from their alchemical shackles they re bloodthirsty predators who will happily burn human civilization to the ground and hunt the survivors like rabbits Okay if you were an escaped dragon just waking up to the fact that you re an intelligent being who s been turned into a riding animal you might want a little fiery retribution too but from what we learn in the book that s how the dragons treated humans before they were enslavedNone of the human characters are particularly interesting or likeable Non nobles in this world are nothing but spear carriers That s how both the nobles and the author treats them Where the humans come on stage it s mostly just a bunch of scheming backstabbing nobles playing their reindeer games and since they re all eually scheming backstabbing and non sympathetic and none of them will do anything different from the others if they wind up on the throne we don t care who wins The protagonist inasmuch as this book has one Prince Jehal is clever but whenever his cleverness isn t uite enough to make his schemes work one of his opponents conveniently makes a mistake so that he wins anyway He s an arrogant bastard but none of his adversaries are any better and most of them are worseThe action packed parts of the book are a decent read but the worldbuilding is weak Like so many epic fantasy novels The Adamantine Palace starts with charts showing the genealogies of all the various royal families with lofty names like The ueen of Sand and Stone but all this means is that ueen Shezira lives in a desert There are a bunch of royal families with rival kingdoms making up an essentially indistinguishable mob of kings ueens princes and princesses all of whom have dragons and dragon knights and castles The one foreign element is the Teitaykei a bunch of vaguely Oriental traders who come from across the sea and whom I assume will probably show up again in the next two books of the trilogy but in this book they existed solely to hand Prince Jehal a magical plot deviceThe double and triple crossing is entertaining enough but I would have liked dragon action Also Deas uses an amateurish multiple POV writing style throughout the book shifting from one character to another in each chapter and focusing on none of them Some of the POV characters end up dying unceremoniously without ever having contributed much to the plotThis is a book that people who still think ADD novels are cool will probably like Anyone else who really likes dragons will probably find it worth reading but the Great Dragon Novel it is not

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  • Hardcover
  • 384
  • The Adamantine Palace
  • Stephen Deas
  • English
  • 10 March 2020
  • 9780575083738