The Adamantine Palace
Publish date: March 19th 2009
Pages no: 384
Edition language: English
Series: The Memory of Flames (#1)
Filled with intrigue, poison, byzantine political plots worthy of Westeros and seriously bad ass dragons that would put the beat down on the Dragon riders of Pern if given the opportunity.
I could see where he was going with the story. What if Dragons had been the top of the chain, then humans discovered a way of pacifing them and one got free and managed to get their mind back. What if these dragons were like phoenixes, reincarnating over and over and remember the years of servitud...
Well, this is a whole heap of rip-roaring fun and no mistake. It's not profound, the characters are all selfish and devious bastards, the world-building is a bit flat and the writing is capable if not particularly memorable, but - what a cracking story. Of course, it's the dragons who make it. I've ...
A fairly standard fantasy novel with dragons, backstabbing nobles, and not terribly original magic. It was entertaining enough, but not nearly as thrilling or innovative as the recommendation that came with it. The writing is okay, but Deas is not good at laying down plot or developing characters, s...
You can find my full review here:http://www.lurvalamode.com/2010/03/15/review-the-adamantine-palace/
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