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FORTRESS DRACONIS: Book One of the DragonCrown War Cycle. Michael A. Stackpole, Author. Bantam Spectra $ (p) ISBN In an age of treachery and peril, a young thief may be the prophesied savior or the betrayer of the world. Once one of the grandest of human. Fortress Draconis (DragonCrown War, book 1) by Michael A Stackpole – book cover, description, publication history.
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fortreess Refresh and try again. Open Preview See a Problem? Thanks for telling us about the problem. Return to Book Fortrezs. Preview — Fortress Draconis by Michael A. The incredible fprtress fantasy epic that began with The Dark Glory War continues in Fortress Draconis In an age of treachery and peril, a young thief may be the prophesied savior Stackpole, New York Times bestselling author and a master of epic fantasy, foftress a stirring chronicle of magic, intrigue, passion, and the most unlike The incredible new fantasy epic that began with The Dark Glory War continues in Stackpole, New York Times bestselling author and a master of epic fantasy, comes a stirring chronicle of magic, intrigue, passion, and the most unlikely of heroes Once one of the grandest of human cities, Yslin now has a dark heart known as the Dimandowns.
And when Will, an orphaned young thief from the Dim, plots to prove himself to his master by stealing a prize from the exiled Elves who share the fetid slums, his theft of the strange artifact snares him in a web of prophecy. To them, Will could be the fulfillment of a long-held dream and the last chance the world has to save itself from Chytrine, the northern tyrant who would be empress of the world.
But their belief in Will finds few allies in a world torn by war and magick. For who better to destroy a hero than the ill-fated heroes of the previous generation, survivors of a failed war to exterminate Chytrine, now corrupted to her service? Yet even as Will is tested, a new generation takes up arms where their predecessors failed. Alexia, princess of a dead nation, leads an army to oppose Chytrine. And the sorcerers of Vilwan have fashioned their own hero, Kerrigan Reese, bestowing upon him powers and abilities no human has held for centuries.
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Together these heroes travel to the mysterious Fortress Draconis to stop Chytrine from stealing more fragments of the DragonCrown — a powerful artifact that, once in her control, will guarantee her dominion forever.
From the Trade Paperback edition. Mass Market Drsconispages. Published October 29th by Random House Inc darconis published DragonCrown War Cycle 1. To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up. To ask other readers questions about Fortress Draconisplease sign up. Lists with This Book. Sep 04, Mark rated it it was ok Shelves: Most fantasy novels are derivative dreck, but this one manages to be boring derivative dreck.
I forced myself through 50 pages and this is what I got for my time: What is a Crow: How is a Vorquelf different than an Elf: Occupa Most fantasy novels frotress derivative dreck, but this one manages to be boring derivative dreck.
And it’s really important that his name is Wilburforce.
Yes, the most exciting thing about the characters in the first 50 pages is that “Will” is actually “Wilburforce”. I gave the book a second pity star since it might improve later, but it’s not worth my time to find out. View all 3 comments. Mar 07, Michael Pang rated it liked it. Little more than 3 stars, not quite 4 stars.
Reading through the series I hate leaving things partially done after really enjoying the prequel: The Dark Glory War. Standard military fantasy done well. It may not stand-out as one of the best books you’ll read, but it also won’t stand-out as one of the worst.
If you are looking for a fantasy novel with a touch of military, this book is worth picking up and may exceed your expectations if you temper them. If I had to pick a similar author, I would Little more than 3 stars, not quite 4 stars. If I had to pick a similar author, I would liken the book to something David Gemmell would write. This review has been hidden because it contains spoilers.
To view it, click here. While Stackpole is an acknowledged master of first-person narratives, I enjoyed this novel’s multi-character storyline. The introduction of a wide variety of characters expands the overall plot quite nicely. The disparate nature of these characters drives the story and will keep you hooked to the last page.
I only have one complaint with the character situation: It should either have been blatantly revealed earlier in the novel, or hinted at much less. There are plenty of battles in the story, but character background and development seemed to dominate amidst the fighting. The setting of these events is described succinctly; it is enough to give you a general picture without being tediously unnecessary.
Altogether, any fan of character-driven plots, fantasy, well-described battles, or just good stories should seek this at their local bookstore immediately. Nov 04, Anna rated it it was amazing Shelves: Actually, ‘Fortress Draconis’ is the second book of ‘The DragonCrown War’ Cycle, but since it takes place 25 years after the forrtress of The Dark Glory War and gives quite a lot of explanations about events of previous book, so one can begin the series with this book.
Fraconis, I suppose that reading ‘The Dark Glory War’ would give better insight into the culture and history of the world. I loved all aspects of this book.
Out of all characters, princess Alexia was the only one that doesn’t appeal to Actually, ‘Fortress Draconis’ is the second book of ‘The DragonCrown War’ Cycle, but since it takes place 25 years after the events of The Dark Glory War and gives quite a lot of explanations about events of previous book, so one can begin the series with this book.
Out of all characters, princess Alexia was the only one that doesn’t appeal to me.
Her being brought up by the bird-people of the Gyrkyme gives her an interesting background, but Alyx is too proud for my tastes. Other two main heroes, Will and Kerrigan, are more remarkable since they start out as rather weak and grow throughout the book.
Will starts the book as a street urchin and thief, and he possesses according personality. I’m pleased to say that his character develops a lot as he realises quite early that there are more important things that becoming ‘king of thieves’ and willingly accepts responsibility for the others.
Kerrigan Dracojis, on the other hand, is very powerful and talented mage, but since he was raised with minimum social contacts he is almost helpless outside his study room. However, Chytrine’s attack on Vilwan gives him a good motivation to grow up, because if he doesn’t, he’ll die. You can’t say that Will and Kerrigan turned into completely different persons, since they save some of their flaws, but they definitely matured a lot.
I also enjoyed company of their friends. Crow forteess Resolute are fantastic mentor figures, non-human characters of Peri and Lombo are my personal favourites, and I definitely wish there were more Dranae.
I also enjoyed seeing some veterans of the old wars such as Dothan Cavarre and King Augustus. I should applause the author for character of Markus Adrogans. He is famous general, but we are said that he won his battles by luck rather than by strategy, that he always outnumbered his enemies in battle, that he is asking about twice as much supplies as necessary and never exploits full opportunities he faces.
While it’s true that he is arrogant, he maintains a strict discipline in his army and plans his logistics fortresw. Finally, it turns out Adrogans has a lot more in drcaonis that he want the others to see.
Chytrine was a magnificent villain and dangerous enemy, since she plans her battles to get a win-win situation and turns her defeats into victories. If she doesn’t win her battles, she makes sure her enemies gain nothing and leaves them demoralized. Either way, Chytrine wins. I like all the action, both single combat and army-to-army battles. With single combat, we can see our heroes use their skills, wits and strenghts.
With grand battles, I’m pleased that a lot of attention is devoted to battle planning and war strategy. I also like how Michael A. Stackpole depicts underwater currents of Council of Kings, though I never was a fan of court intrigues.
There’s no vicious struggle with kings ready to cut each other’s throats draxonis power; however, even though they are united by they war with Chytrine, one can clearly see that the countries still have their own interests in mind and put their own goals above all the others. Jan 13, Sarah rated it really liked it.
I love the set of main characters he has set in frotress story. They have not changed much and there is not much development of them through the story. Will, the first character you meet, is propelled into adventure unwittingly and constantly fights against his destiny.
His character is well written and begins to grow somewhat in this book. Alexia is a very strong character throughout and b I love the set of main characters he has set in this story. Alexia is a very strong character throughout and becomes a leader to this small group. Her background is intriguing and brings to light the Gyrkyme society which she was brought up in.
Kerrigan is the character who is developed the most in this book, which didn’t surprise me after meeting him for the first time. He learns from the challenges given him and while not able to cope with all of them to begin with slowly comes to understand his power and learns to think.
Perrine, Qwc and Dranae, while part of the central group, are more background characters in this book. I strongly recommend reading the prequel draconiw this book. While it does give away some of the plot points, including the ending, it gives a better grasp of some of the characters.