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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He awakes in a cell and begins to use magic but everytime he does an entity breaks his concentration until he lights a fire with just a rock and his manacles. Out of all characters, princess Alexia was the only one that doesn’t appeal to me.

These frequent breaks to describe strategy are far too long, and made me feel like scratching my eyes out; I put the book down several times in favor of other books, but eventually, I forced myself through it. May 04, Paulette rated it liked it. With grand battles, I’m pleased that a lot of attention is devoted to battle planning and war strategy.

Aside from that, a good book. His esscence quickly retreats back to the other realm leaving just his mechanical assistant who turns out to have a crown fragment inside of him.

Fortress Draconis by Michael A. Stackpole

There is a prequel, “The Dark Glory War”, which I had tried to read, but found it ponderous and slow. We are experiencing technical difficulties.

He handles it well, but even with some of the gap filled in for the characters you’d come to know, I still wanted more on that intervening time. Oct 20, Kei rated it really liked it Shelves: Each week, our editors select the one author and one book they believe to be most worthy of your attention and highlight them in our Pro Connect email alert.

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When the box comes up, cut and paste: Each of the books had a brief excerpt from the next book after the “About the Author” section except for the final book, The Grand Crusade.

As an enemy dragon joins the fray, Dranae remembers that he is actually a Dragon when the younger dragon’s fire burns off the spell that bound him. 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. Podcasting is a way of publishing those sound files usually in. Kerrigan and his new tutor also travel towards the fight trying to prepare magics that will help the battle and recruit the dragons to their cause.

On the other side of the battle, Crow finally does what Lord Norrington has asked for long ago and kills Nefrai-Lesh. During the course of the book, she never fails at anything she attempts, and everyone heaps praise on her, feeding into her delusions of grandeur.

Instead, that book had an excerpt from the first book, The Secret Atlas, of Stackpole’s next series, the Age of Discovery. This review has been hidden because it contains spoilers.

In ages long past the powerful sorcerer Kirun created the crown using Dragon Heartstones gifted to him by the Dragon Council. Oct 29, Pages Buy.

Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read. Kerrigan draconid joins the troops as Will’s protector from magical attacks. Thanks for telling us about the problem. But their belief in Will finds few allies in a world torn by war and magick.

FORTRESS DRACONIS: Book One of the DragonCrown War Cycle

He decides to play his own game with the manner he responds to the request knowing no one should have Dragonells. It is about a boy and who he meets while he is having an epic adventure and all he learns on his way to his destiny to end a war.


And it’s really important that his name is Wilburforce. So the Crown pieces are once again separated and hidden. Three childhood friends Leigh Norrington, Tarrant Hawkins,and Rounce Playfair are joined by a newcomer Naysmith Carver as they are sent out into the forest to prove themselves worthy of earning their adult masks to replace their recently received moonmasks.

Will starts the book as a street urchin and thief, and he possesses according personality. Read it Forward Read it first. From there they join forces with the Queen’s armies and set out to fight the Aurolan armies of Gibberers and temeryxes.

Yet even as Will is tested, a new generation takes up arms where their predecessors failed. But the one thing I love about Stockpole is his battle scenes. From there they decide to head to Fortress Draconis to try to save other pieces of the DragonCrown.

Fortress Draconis: The Podcast

It also brings him together with Kedyn’s Crow, a shadowy human warrior, and Resolute, a Vorquelf determined to redeem his long-lost island home. Fortress Draconis has a 3. I love the set of main characters he has set in this fortreds. Buy the Mass Market Paperback: Alexia, Resolute, Kerrigan and Crow learn from the oracle that Will may have survived and been magically trapped on Vorquellyn because of dragon blood within him.

They each fight an army headed by a sullanciri. Yes, the epic fantasy novel is now a podcast, coming to you in weekly installments, read by the author, Michael A.

They kill many but would have been overrun if not for the arrival of Princess Alyx and her golden bandits. I simply loved it.