King's Dragon (Crown of Stars #1)

King's Dragon (Crown of Stars #1)

by Kate Elliott
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King's Dragon (Crown of Stars #1) by Kate Elliott

Set in an alternate Europe where bloody conflicts rage, the first book of the Crown of Stars epic fantasy series chronicles a world-shaking conflict for the survival of humanity

It begins with civil war....

For though King Henry still holds the crown of Wendar, his reign has long been contested by his sister Sabella. There are many eager to flock to her banner, and there are ways to make even the most unwilling lord into a weapon pointed at the heart of Henry’s realm.

Torn by internal strife, Wendar also faces deadly raids from the north by an inhuman race, the Eika. And now terrifying portents are being seen; old ruins restored to life under the light of the full moon and peopled by the long-vanished Lost Ones; dark spirits walking the land in broad daylight.
And suddenly two innocents are about to be thrust into the middle of the conflict.

Liath, who has spent her early years fleeing from unknown enemies, is a young woman with the power to change the course of history if she can only learn to master her fear and seize what is rightfully hers.

While Alain, a young man who may find his future in a vision granted by the Lady of Battles, must first unravel the mystery of who he is—whether the bastard son of a noble father, the half-breed child of an elfin lord, the unwanted get of a whore, or the heir to a proud and ancient lineage. For only when he discovers the truth can he accept the destiny for which he was born.

Liath and Alain, each trapped in a personal struggle for survival, both helplessly being drawn into a far greater battle, a war in which sorcery not swords will determine the final outcome, and the land itself may be irrevocably reshaped by the forces unleashed....

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781101639788
Publisher: DAW
Publication date: 02/01/1998
Series: Crown of Stars , #1
Sold by: Penguin Group
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 640
Sales rank: 102,483
File size: 1 MB
Age Range: 18 Years

About the Author

Kate Elliott’s credits include the Nebula finalist novel, King’s Dragon, its sequels, Prince of Dogs, The Burning Stone, Child of Flame, and The Gathering Storm; her groundbreaking DAW science fiction series, The Novels of JaranJaran, An Earthly Crown, His Conquering Sword, and The Law of Becoming; and her magnificent fantasy collaboration with Melanie Rawn and Jennifer Roberson, The Golden Key. She now lives in Hawaii with her husband, three children, and a dog. She can be found at kateelliott.com.

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King's Dragon 4.6 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 27 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
i am a constant reader and i needed a good long book that would at least last me a few days... ive always been a fantasy junkie so i found the title 'King's Dragon' and decided it might be what i was looking for! especially since its a series! the first part of the book was a little bit dull (well... compared to the last part) so i had a little trouble getting into it... but by the time i was half way through i was engrossed! the plot twist at the end was fantastic! yay! i definantly recommend this book and i cant wait to go get the next one (tomorrow)i am off to go read this one again! or at least choice parts of it!
Guest More than 1 year ago
I am currently reading the King's Dragon, and I must say, this is most likely the best novel I have ever read! The plot is brilliant, and the characters stay true to their realistic personalities. I love the way Kate Elliot described how Alain was not very skilled in combat, and is suddenly thrust into an ancient battle. And Liath's story was very agonizing, yet beautiful. The whole Crown of Stars Series is a force to be reckoned with. This book was seriously amazing, and the whole plot includes sadness,anger,fear,danger, political intrigue, and war concepts. I highly reccomend the King's Dragon.
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allychan More than 1 year ago
A meaty book, good for a long vacation or traveling. Centers around 2 main characters, Liath and Alain, in the imagined countries of Wendar and Varre. Centers around magic and a king struggling to keep his throne away from his power-hungry sister.
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Guest More than 1 year ago
the book has a good plot begging in this book. Yet i think that it has too many Characters in the book. I doesnt seem to grasp my attention as much as other books do. Still it has a Beautiful setting where sorcercy is forbbiden and young unborn heros set out in their life turning adventures. The hidden secrets are so cleverly written that you dont notice it until a certin clue slips out. The books following this are equally great (:
Guest More than 1 year ago
This series and this book was and is probably the best I have ever read. The story comes alive in the writing so that it is no longer a story that is being read, but rather, a story being lived.
Guest More than 1 year ago
This book is great, i didn't think that it would get my attention but after the first page i couldn't put it down. I look forward to reading the rest of the series.
Guest More than 1 year ago
My #1 favorite book ever. Elliott is at her prime, here. Here character development is at its best, much better than in later novels. The tension is kept high, the world creation is flawless. I want to be her when I grow up.
Guest More than 1 year ago
This book is amazing, it portrays a world of fantasy that is totally unique from other books.The plot sweeps you away immediately, and never does slow down. I recommend this book to everybody who likes fantasy novels.
Guest More than 1 year ago
excellent book...couldnt put it down.....romance,adventure, pure medevil times.....mystery
Guest More than 1 year ago
Kate Elliott's 'King's Dragon' is a fascinating story that drags you into a world of magic, romance, action, and battle. When I read 'King's Dragon' I found myself relating to certain characters in certain parts of the story. K.E. is so good at giving details that makes you feel like you are right there when enerything happens. When Laith was released from Hugh I felt her relief, when the battle at Gent went underway i felt like i was there watching everthing. 'King's Dragon' is a great book that I highly recommend.