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The Adamantine Palace (The Memory of Flames, #1) The Adamantine Palace by Stephen DeasPublished by Gollancz, March 2009 ARC copy received 350 pagesISBN 9780575083738Ah, Dragons Otherworldly, yet surprisingly comforting.So 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 quirky 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 The Adamantine Palace by Stephen DeasPublished by Gollancz, March 2009 ARC copy received 350 pagesISBN 9780575083738Ah, Dragons Otherworldly, yet surprisingly comforting.So 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 quirky 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, perhapsthan the Palace, dragons at its centre.What 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 gr 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 Queen 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 alche 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 Queen 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 drago 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 adults.The 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 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 adults.The 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 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 i 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 Dra 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 the first place, though it is rathersophisticated than those fantasy books 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 i 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 This review has been hidden because it contains spoilers To view it, click here 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 subsequent books, but none of the characters redeem themselves even a little bit by the end of the first book The bad guy or perhaps the slightly worse guy, since there don t seem to be any good guys wins.The plot, centres around the election of a new Speaker a kind of king of kings who reigns in the Adamantine Palace for a ten year term It should be a foregone concl 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 subsequent books, but none of the characters redeem themselves even a little bit by the end of the first book The bad guy or perhaps the slightly worse guy, since there don t 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 an I loved this book I adored it.This 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 delivers.Thre is definitelypolitics in this novel than action scenes but that is not a bad thing There are very few likeable characters in this book but Stephen Deas has the ability to ensure you do not need to like them to want to read about them In fact I found that the morally corrupt characters were far I loved this book I adored it.This 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 delivers.Thre is definitelypolitics in this novel than action scenes but that is not a bad thing There are very few likeable characters in this book but Stephen Deas has the ability to ensure you do not need to like them to want to read about them In fact I found that the morally corrupt characters were farinteresting to read about that the few characters in this that had a bit of good in them.It may sound a bit clich d but this novel definitely gave off strong Game of Throne vibes It s just Game of Thrones with a LOTfocus on dragons and how that affects them politically So being the dragon fanatic I am this book is basically what I want Game of Thrones to be.The One Man Wants To Rule The Wealthy Empire He Is Ready To Poison The King As He Did His Father, Murder His Lover And Bed Her Daughter Is He Fit To Be King Unknown To Him, A Dragon Is On The Loose Returned To Full Intelligence And Fury, It Could Wreak Havoc Also, Actions Of An Unscrupulous Mercenary May Loose Hundreds Of Dragons. 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