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Rifts in time during the Middle Ages allow humans to summon powerful prehistoric beasts and future technologies in this fantastic novel about the influence of perception on reality and the role of political power on the conversion of knowledge into ideology. Under the auspices of the hominids, dragon king Drekkenoth has attempted to use knowledge to corrupt the minds of all the dragons in his kingdom but is stymied by the existence of a single source of uncorrupt knowledge: a tome of omniscience known as the ...
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Rifts in time during the Middle Ages allow humans to summon powerful prehistoric beasts and future technologies in this fantastic novel about the influence of perception on reality and the role of political power on the conversion of knowledge into ideology. Under the auspices of the hominids, dragon king Drekkenoth has attempted to use knowledge to corrupt the minds of all the dragons in his kingdom but is stymied by the existence of a single source of uncorrupt knowledge: a tome of omniscience known as the Lexicon. Dennagon, a lowly dragon sentry, takes it upon himself to discover this lexicon, an act that leads to his expulsion from the mainstream world of worms and humans and the creation of a band of dissident dragons who wage war on the corruption of Drekkenoth and his human masters. During his seemingly endless quest to find the Lexicon, battles with cyborg technodragons and bewildering encounters with the enigmatic forces of time provide Dennagon with insight into the ephemerality of omniscience and the instability of the temporal as he discovers that there is more to life than the lore he has so desperately been searching for.
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  • ISBN-13: 9780974876504
  • Publisher: DNA Press
  • Publication date: 7/28/2005
  • Pages: 348
  • Product dimensions: 6.00 (w) x 9.10 (h) x 1.10 (d)

Meet the Author

Kenneth Che-Tew Eng is a screenplay writer, novelist, and the author of The 0th Dimension. He lives in Bayside, New York.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 17, 2007

    This is garbage

    Self published trash. Its about Dragons in the middle ages who are part machine. The story drones on and the dialogue is very boring. This is basically a first draft of a very poorly written story. The writing is also very disjointed and the thoughts and ideas of the author seem to wander all over the place. Its as if he was either drunk or high or not very stable mentally. Sorry to sound so harsh but it really is that bad.

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  • Posted October 27, 2008

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    Reviewed by K. Osborn Sullivan for TeensReadToo.com

    Dennagon is a dragon sentry of Drakemight. His life is dedicated to a search for knowledge. Only Dennagon doesn't take the easy path to enlightenment. Unlike most of the other dragons, he refuses to consume the information-filled black orbs. Instead, he seeks out facts directly from books and the world around him. This sounds fine on its surface, except that Drakemight's king, Drekkenoth, is secretly using the black orbs to corrupt his people. Now all that stands between him and world domination is Dennagon, with his untainted soul. <BR/><BR/>The adventure really begins when a band of anti-Drekkenoth dissidents tell Dennagon that they must find the Lexicon, which is the source of all pure knowledge. Dennagon is intrigued by the notion that such an item could exist, but wary of the ragtag collection of traitors who are offering to help him find it. <BR/><BR/>DRAGONS: LEXICON TRIUMVIRATE is a book that's got it all. It has the fantasy elements of a kingdom run by dragons, who are engaged in an ongoing war with humans. It has science fiction in the form of time-travel and mechanized fighting dragons. It has arguments about assorted topics in the field of physics, including the nature of time and space. It has wild fight scenes among dragons, mechanized dragons, and other assorted creatures, including dinosaurs (time-travel, remember?) and hydras. It has corrupt government conspiracies. Like I said, this book has it all. <BR/><BR/>And having it all is exactly what I didn't like about DRAGONS: LEXICON TRIUMVIRATE. Perhaps my world view is too narrow because I don't want a book that includes everything. I found myself exhausted every time I started reading. There were just too many genres represented. The writing style was also a challenge. Instead of saying something simple like, "`Surrender or die,' his captor ordered," this book says, "`Surrender or be annihilated,' were the conditions of the dominating party." (p. 167). And I was always annoyed when the characters slipped into discussions of obscure topics in physics. <BR/><BR/>While I was not a fan of how this story was told, I can definitely see how it would appeal to other readers. Some people who aren't as narrow minded as I am would probably really enjoy the creative mixture of science fiction and fantasy elements. For those readers, this would doubtless be a real hit. And for those who enjoy theoretical discussions of the problems of time-travel, DRAGONS: LEXICON TRIUMVIRATE offers a great deal of food for thought.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 21, 2007

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    Dennagon is a dragon sentry of Drakemight. His life is dedicated to a search for knowledge. Only Dennagon doesn¿t take the easy path to enlightenment. Unlike most of the other dragons, he refuses to consume the information-filled black orbs. Instead, he seeks out facts directly from books and the world around him. This sounds fine on its surface, except that Drakemight¿s king, Drekkenoth, is secretly using the black orbs to corrupt his people. Now all that stands between him and world domination is Dennagon, with his untainted soul. The adventure really begins when a band of anti-Drekkenoth dissidents tell Dennagon that they must find the Lexicon, which is the source of all pure knowledge. Dennagon is intrigued by the notion that such an item could exist, but wary of the ragtag collection of traitors who are offering to help him find it. DRAGONS: LEXICON TRIUMVIRATE is a book that¿s got it all. It has the fantasy elements of a kingdom run by dragons, who are engaged in an ongoing war with humans. It has science fiction in the form of time-travel and mechanized fighting dragons. It has arguments about assorted topics in the field of physics, including the nature of time and space. It has wild fight scenes among dragons, mechanized dragons, and other assorted creatures, including dinosaurs (time-travel, remember?) and hydras. It has corrupt government conspiracies. Like I said, this book has it all. And having it all is exactly what I didn¿t like about DRAGONS: LEXICON TRIUMVIRATE. Perhaps my world view is too narrow because I don¿t want a book that includes everything. I found myself exhausted every time I started reading. There were just too many genres represented. The writing style was also a challenge. Instead of saying something simple like, ¿`Surrender or die,¿ his captor ordered,¿ this book says, ¿`Surrender or be annihilated,¿ were the conditions of the dominating party.¿ (p. 167). And I was always annoyed when the characters slipped into discussions of obscure topics in physics. While I was not a fan of how this story was told, I can definitely see how it would appeal to other readers. Some people who aren¿t as narrow minded as I am would probably really enjoy the creative mixture of science fiction and fantasy elements. For those readers, this would doubtless be a real hit. And for those who enjoy theoretical discussions of the problems of time- travel, DRAGONS: LEXICON TRIUMVIRATE offers a great deal of food for thought. **Reviewed by: K. Osborn Sullivan

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 20, 2006

    Sci-Fi, Fantasy and Philosophical

    Boy, where to start with this one. First off, I don¿t think I have read a book this imaginative in a long time. The Author seemed to have no limits when he started out to write this story. It begins with a Dragon named Dennagon, he is a sentry that guards the dragon city of Drakemight. But he is no ordinary Dragon, he thirsts for knowledge and his dwelling is overcrowded with stacks of books that he has read over and over. The world in which Dennagon lives is not quite the Medieval/Fantasy world that we know from Tolkien. Rifts in time give an interesting mix of magic and technology. A world of Dragons and Paladins, but also a world of cybernetic beings (ergo Technodragons) with technology that seems very out of place in this world. Dennagon who is forced to become a dissident as the real evil in the land is the Dragon King Drekkenoth who looks to poison the minds of his fellow dragons and capture the source of all knowledge ¿ The Lexicon. The battle and journey begins to capture the Lexicon as he who holds all knowledge will be omniscient. The author weaves the story together very well, the technology has its place in the story, but it never overwhelms. Ironically, magic and technology don¿t play huge rolls, they are mere tools for the characters to use, but the story is more centered on the characters and their perceptions of the world around them. There is an amazing level of science and philosophy all mixed together as the characters engage is some very interesting discussions about life, science and the meaning of it all. There are no concrete answers to very philosophical questions posed in this book, but rather the author seems to what to engage the reader and get him/her to think about their perceptions of reality and perhaps even to challenge those perceptions. I highly recommend this book, check it out, you wont be disappointed.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 28, 2006

    Finally

    something that really inspired me. The last great intellectual book I read before this was Dune. In my opinion, Dragons Lexicon Triumvirate was well worth the extra brain work it took to understand the quantum physics ideas. I like how he says that only when things are observed they become real. That really makes you look at the world in a whole new way. I don't want to spoil anything for other readers, so I won't say too much aside from the fact that this is definitely worth a gander.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted September 3, 2005

    Amen

    You're not kidding, the author's a spaz! The spam this guy creates is unbelievable! No kidding he's 21 years-old... it shows in the way he's handling his first novel! What an immature little kid he is! And he's got nothing to toot his own horn about, either... the book DLT basically stinks! Somewhere out there, ther's an editor/publisher ripping his hair out for even having taken on this immature spammer who goes by the name of Eng...

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 16, 2005

    Dragons: Lexicon Triumvirate

    What can I say? It had everything in it. An original concept, an intriguing plot and it was written by a master. Hats off to Kenneth Eng.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 28, 2005

    Dragons: Lexicon Triumvirate

    I read the advance copy of this book and it rocked my world. I can't believe a 21-year-old would write something like this. This is beyond cool. Kicks Harry Potter's arse if you ask me and I'm a Harry Potter fan!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 26, 2005

    Dragons: Lexicon Triumvirate

    I got an advanced copy of this book as a birthday present. I thought it was just another small book, but after I read the first page, I couldn't put it down. I read the whole thing in one day and today I just read the whole thing again. I was practically in tears by the end of it. This is the best sci fi/fantasy epic ever.

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