KINDLE [The Adamantine Palace]


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    Read The Adamantine Palace Stephen Deas ↠ 7 Download KINDLE [The Adamantine Palace] I'll keep this brief as I am waiting for a plane to take off A pretty good read really For easy to follow and the characters are fun for the most part It's like 'how to train your Dragon' for adultsThe main character is but if a self centred git A princess who is a tomboy dragon loving tough girl who you just know is going to end up with the Prince Git Basically Dragons are raised from the egg and given secr

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    Stephen Deas ↠ 7 Download characters Ç eBook, PDF or Kindle ePUB ↠ Stephen Deas Read The Adamantine Palace 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

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    KINDLE [The Adamantine Palace] 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

  4. says: characters Ç eBook, PDF or Kindle ePUB ↠ Stephen Deas KINDLE [The Adamantine Palace] Stephen Deas ↠ 7 Download

    characters Ç eBook, PDF or Kindle ePUB ↠ Stephen Deas Stephen Deas ↠ 7 Download KINDLE [The Adamantine Palace] The Adamantine Palace is the prize that one prince seeks and through all manner of realm craft diabolical plann

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    KINDLE [The Adamantine Palace] 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 v

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    Read The Adamantine Palace KINDLE [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 the

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    characters Ç eBook, PDF or Kindle ePUB ↠ Stephen Deas Stephen Deas ↠ 7 Download KINDLE [The Adamantine Palace] I can’t tell if this is a compliment or criticism so I’ll just put it out here and let you decide I spent most of this book trying to cast different actors from Game of Thrones to play the characters in this book The similarities are just so glaring—not that I’m saying The Adamantine Palace is in any way

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    Read The Adamantine Palace characters Ç eBook, PDF or Kindle ePUB ↠ Stephen Deas Stephen Deas ↠ 7 Download 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 non

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    Read The Adamantine Palace Stephen Deas ↠ 7 Download KINDLE [The Adamantine Palace] 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 Alt

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    KINDLE [The Adamantine Palace] characters Ç eBook, PDF or Kindle ePUB ↠ Stephen Deas Read The Adamantine Palace 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 int

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

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Download The Adamantine Palace 107 characters Ç eBook, PDF or Kindle ePUB ↠ Stephen Deas Stephen Deas ↠ 7 Download Ligence and fury it could wreak havoc Also actions of an unscrupulous mercenary may loose hundreds of drago I can t tell if this is a compliment or criticism so I ll just put it out here and let you decide I spent most of this book trying to cast different actors from Game of Thrones to play the characters in this book The similarities are just so glaring not that I m saying The Adamantine Palace is in any way derivative of A Song of Ice and Fire Its world and plot and characters are entirely its own and Stephen Deas definitely has some interesting ideas cooking here But the overall tenor of the work from the multiple kings and ueens the dragons the scheming maester like alchemists and the use of multiple POVs and tendency for characters to keep killing each other off all of that makes this feel along the same lines of Game of Thrones I feel like this is exactly the kind of book series an opportunistic network that wanted to jump on the Game of Thrones trend might option and then do a terrible job adaptingIf you like traditional high fantasy this book will appeal As previously mentioned the book follows nobility in the throes of unceasing intrigue The nobility and their knights ride dragons kept tame by the potions of the alchemists During The Adamantine Palace certain nobles conspire with and against each other allegiances shift really fast in the weeks leading up to the election of a new Speaker who is kind of like the Secretary of the UN if the Secretary of the UN had a small military force and a massive palace and tortured people So you know exactly like the SecretaryI feel like a really awful person I keep saying I want to read traditional high fantasy and then I rip into the books for being too traditional and not doing enough to circumvent subvert or otherwise play with the tropes of high fantasy Why do I do this to myself Shadow Prowler is another recent example and although I think I liked The Adamantine Palace better on the whole I have similar complaints By and large Deas reaches in the Fantasy Tropes Grab Bag pulls up a handful of good ones and puts them to work But one reason I m not a huge fan of uninnovative traditional fantasy is simply because it s lazy With a generation or two of readers raised in this tradition authors don t have to spell things out They just say dragon or knight or castle and let us do the rest I get the sense there is a rich and interesting society in this world but Deas spends very little time explaining it We get vague allusions to wars of succession etc but no fulfilling backgroundYet it s not as if this book is devoid of exposition There is plenty of it spread across far too many POVs Indeed The Adamantine Palace jumps from character to character even than Game of Thrones does With each new chapter I kept thinking Ugh not another perspective Don t get me wrong I love love love books that show me characters on either side protagonists and antagonists perpetrators and victims of schemes etc That s all well and good But there is a limit and Deas exceeds itWorse still some of the POVs seem utterly unnecessary He introduces a few characters only to unceremoniously kill them off or they disappear presumably killed after one or two chapters What exactly was their point I don t object to the killing of main characters but the issue here is that they didn t have time to become established as main characters Meanwhile characters who were previously side characters suddenly get promoted to main characters and look do you know how hard it is for me to redraw my Fantasy Character Org Chart for a book every time someone dies I need to stop working in permanent markerOnce the ink is dry though and we have a fairly stable cast what then of the story the plot all those intrigues Well I do love the dragons My only complaint is that Deas drops his bombshell a little too far into the novel I kept reading because I could see hints along the lines of what he eventually reveals but he plays it almost a little too coy Still once we learn the Truth About Dragons and get scenes with the vengeful Snow the book picks up pace I also love how very few people actually understand the scope of this problem most of the nobility who are even aware of the issue think it s simply a case of a missing or kidnapped dragon This feels very realistic to me insofar as a fantasy book can be realistic and it s also something that can be difficult for an author to achieve Balancing the need for characters to have imperfect information while also letting the audience in on the joke can be a delicate act but Deas does it wellUnfortunately the dragon plot gets sidelined by political machinations that are not as exciting or well thought out as their author might think they are For one Prince Jehal switches sides the narrator of Katy Perry s Hot N Cold to the point where I don t think even he knows whose side he s on I think he s just an overconfident scheming psychopath amidst a bunch of overconfident scheming sociopaths This could have made for a good character study except that we get treated to one too many chapters in which Jehal cackles over this or that scheme while the narrator explains to us precisely what s going to happen next The same goes for many of the other POV characters wrapped up in this plot I just want to get back to the dragonsBecause at the end of the day I care about the dragons than I do about these people The dragons have my sympathy These kings and ueens Not so much Deas gives me little reason to cheer for any of these human characters they re all pretty despicable and none of them sound like they re going to do a better job running this land than any others It s important to note that we get precious little face time with anyone who isn t nobility and the one sell sword POV character is on Team Dragons So that tells you a lot about the moral fibre of these rulers right thereMachinations in medieval inspired fantasies should be like the medieval machinations that inspired them There s a reason why A Song of Ice and Fire steals so much from the Wars of the Roses While it s true that people changed sides during such conflicts there was much going on I find such epic conflicts interesting because when you read about them you learn about what s at stake as well as the family politics behind the story That isn t present here There are vague references to a war or two as I mentioned above and some allusions to pacts made long ago and that s about it The Adamantine Palace is adrift in its timeline providing little in the way or weight of history to anchor itI would really like to recommend this if only because Deas does some interesting things with dragons But it overreaches overpromises and does not end up delivering the depth of politics characterization or worldbuilding I m looking for in my high fantasy Am I overly critical and picky Probably But that doesn t make me wrong

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Download The Adamantine Palace 107 characters Ç eBook, PDF or Kindle ePUB ↠ Stephen Deas Stephen Deas ↠ 7 Download 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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Download The Adamantine Palace 107 characters Ç eBook, PDF or Kindle ePUB ↠ Stephen Deas Stephen Deas ↠ 7 Download One man wants to rule the wealthy Empire He is ready to poison the king as he did his father murder his lov I ll keep this brief as I am waiting for a plane to take off A pretty good read really For easy to follow and the characters are fun for the most part It s like how to train your Dragon for adultsThe main character is but if a self centred git A princess who is a tomboy dragon loving tough girl who you just know is going to end up with the Prince Git Basically Dragons are raised from the egg and given secret potions to keep them docile and subservient But one escapes and goes rogue and begins what will be no doubt a trilogy about Dragon vs Human but where loyalties and love may be the thing to stop total destruction So yeah probably predictable but an easy read all the same