In the Hall of the Dragon King : The Dragon King Trilogy

  • by Stephen R. Lawhead
  • Narrated by Tim Gregory
  • Series: The Dragon King Trilogy
  • 14 hrs and 5 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

A kingdom hangs in the balance as Quentin begins his quest. Carrying a sealed message from the Dragon King, Quentin and his outlaw companion, Theido, plunge headlong into a fantastic odyssey that leads them throughout Mensandor. Danger lurks at every turn: from the brutal terrain to deadly encounters with both humans and creatures of unknown origins. As their quest progresses, Prince Jaspin schemes to secure the crown for himself, and an evil sorcerer concocts a monstrous plan for power. In an effort to save the kingdom and fulfill his destiny, Quentin must travel through strange lands filled with brave knights, striking maidens, a mysterious hermit, and a gigantic deadly serpent. And then, his true journey is only just beginning. Brimming with adventure, battles, and danger, Stephen R. Lawhead’s timeless epic will satisfy listeners of all ages.

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IT WAS NOT A FACE TO BE ADMIRED

I could not get into this book, it seemed a little sophomoric to me.

It is aimed at teens, but that is no reason to excuse the bad writing. This type of writing is what turns kids off to books.

Narrator was fairly droll.
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- Jim "The Impatient"

Appropriate for young teens but not adults

It's hard to imagine Stephen Lawhead writing something this cheesy after years of his hits like the Arthurian series, but the target audience must be young teens and not adults. Add to that one of the most melodramatic narrations that I've heard and add a touch of music for good measure and you have a disappointing story.

Something that seemed almost like plagiarism was the borrowing of thematic elements from JRR Tolkien's Lord of the Rings. There were Ringwraiths (the Legion of the Dead) and even an event in a barrow (like where Frodo rescued his friends after being nearly killed by the barrow wight. I could add more, but it was almost like listening to LOTR - the Classics Comics version.

On the positive side, it would be a nice story for a young person who is not yet ready for his grown-up stories.

There are two sequels to this volume and I suppose they follow the development of the protagonist as he grows into manhood and discovers his true giftings. If you like this story, then you'll probably like the others, but I wouldn't be willing to waste my time.
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- Alan Rither

Book Details

  • Release Date: 05-31-2011
  • Publisher: Oasis Audio