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The Dragon King (Crimson Shadow #3)

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In volume one of this series, "The Sword of Bedwyr", young Luthien Bedwyr rebelled against the vicious rule of King Greensparrow and his cruel wizard-lords. In volume two, he made use of a magical cape that renders its wearer invisible--except for a lingering crimson silhouette. Now, the evil Greensparrow is back--and with a vengeance. Using dark, hideous magic, Greensparr ...more
Paperback, 384 pages
Published November 1st 1997 by Aspect (first published 1996)
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É F.K. O'Conghaile
Aug 27, 2014 É F.K. O'Conghaile rated it it was ok
Shelves: 2014
Very boring, at the start. Dull throughout the rest. Also quite confusing, as there wasn't any lead-up to the how and why the story started as it did. Throughout the story, there is something rather missing: a sense of adventure. Now, it feels more like chess pieces slowly moving in a certain direction, while the players communicate meaningless descriptions to their actions before, during, and after.

Better dialogue in the beginning scenes of complex diplomacy. Luthien's Gamble had at least one o
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Γιώργος Δάμτσιος
Παραθέτω αρχικά τα όσα έγραψα για το δεύτερο σκέλος της τριλογίας με τίτλο “Η Επιστροφή Του Μάγου”. Αμέσως μετά ακολουθεί και το σχόλιο για τον “Δρακοβασιλιά”.

“Η επιστροφή του μάγου”
Ο Salvatore είναι από τις συμπάθειές μου. Τα βιβλία του μάλιστα τα προτείνω πάντοτε σε αυτούς που καταπιάνονται για πρώτη φορά με την ηρωική φαντασία, καθώς είναι ευκολοδιάβαστα και γενικώς καθόλου περίπλοκα.
Λίγο πολύ το ίδιο ισχύει και στην τριλογία της πορφυρής σκιάς. Σε αντίθεση με τα δαιδαλώδη κατεβατά ονομάτ
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Corey
Feb 03, 2015 Corey rated it it was ok
The series started off excellent, but suffered at the end. Really, all the times "Blind Striker" was mentioned got tiresome, everything seemed to be rushed as if Salvatore himself decided that no matter what this had to be three and only three books, and the forced love between Luthien and Katrina made me roll my eyes as Luthien's time with Siobhan was basically forgotten and thrown to the wind to shove Katrina down our throats. Speaking of Siobhan, were the hell did the romance between her and ...more
B.  Barron
Apr 30, 2011 B. Barron rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
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Scott
Mar 28, 2015 Scott rated it it was ok
The first two books in this trilogy weren't that great. This one was worse. The magic system was better explained here, but it was a very clichéd magic system. At an earlier age magic was great, but at this later age magic is weak. That's been done way too much. There was not one character that I felt any connection with. Even Greensparrow the villain was bored in this book. I'm definitely putting this writer on my do not buy list.
Elar
Jun 08, 2015 Elar rated it liked it
Shelves: audiobooks
Descent finish for series. Adventurers have some interesting characteristics and are portrayed quite nicely, but story felt shallow
Jefferson Coombs
Feb 12, 2016 Jefferson Coombs rated it liked it
Shelves: fantasy
This was a pretty fun, short series. The reading was light and easy and a good escape.
Becca
Well, it ended. And one main character died. Without much glory. This book was so straightforward I got really bored. I now know war books, at least straight war books, really don't do it for me. Even Oliver's antics were hard to wade through here. No character growth, no world-building, more play by play sword fighting, and two angry brothers later and all I can say is I'm glad it's over. I wish it were better, deeper, richer than it was because I really did enjoy the first two.
Matt Laduke
Aug 15, 2012 Matt Laduke rated it really liked it
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Kalle
Apr 04, 2014 Kalle rated it really liked it
Shelves: action, fantasy, adventure
Best novel of the trilogy; I liked it definitely more than the first two ones.
Joshua
Oct 12, 2011 Joshua rated it really liked it
A bit better than the previous books in the trilogy.
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