Sunday, February 23, 2014
The Eyes of the Dragon by Stephen King
Stephen King is one of the best story-tellers I've ever read. And I mean story-tellers not just authors. Story-tellers are a whole other breed of authors. I don't know if that makes any sense but even if it doesn't just know that the way Stephen King writes is different than the average author. I've read other author's work when they are telling a story and it somehow seems too detached. In Mr. King's worlds, he holds a certain regard for the characters and it somehow makes it more real. This book had me engrossed from the 30th page. Not bad :)
The story is set in medieval times. Times of kings and royalty and scandals and magicians. One particular magician named Flagg is the main antagonist in this story. He is the perfect villain - old (very old), knowledgeable, has a sense of strategy, and is evil and wants to cause discord wherever and whenever possible. There's a lot of foreshadowing that keeps you reading. It's done so artfully that you can't help but wonder why Mr. King wrote it and therefore read on until you find out at which point another foreshadowing point has come up. It continues in this manner until the very last page. It is a sort of fairytale.
Overall, 4 stars!