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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That Vorq then helps them reach the place on Vorquellyn they need to go.

About Fortress Draconis In an age of treachery and peril, a young thief may be the prophesied savior. Alyx’s army realizes, thanks to Kerrigan, that someone has stolen the DragonCrown piece hidden in Orosio who has the Vorquellyn Crown piece as well.

The thing is that when I ended up reading it, I had already started having evolving taste in fantasy books, beyond the likes of Dragonlance, Forgotten Realms and such. She is perfect in almost every way, and frequently complains that her superiors aren’t as strategically gifted as her.

I also enjoyed seeing some veterans of the old wars such as Dothan Cavarre and King Augustus.

FORTRESS DRACONIS by Michael A. Stackpole | Kirkus Reviews

The time shift between this and the Dark Glory War was a bit jarring. But all things considered, I still gave it 4 stars and I will definitely be reading the rest of this series! As long as you are reading this, you have everything you need to be able to enjoy the podcast.

Want to Read Currently Reading Read. Temmer makes the user invincible in battle but will eventually cause the wielder to lose his sanity. I read those Star Wars books by him and I liked him. The main group of heroes leaves the battlefront in the capable hands of General Adrogans in order to retrieve it. Norrington realizing that the arrival of the temeryx from the north means the evil Queen Chytrine of Aurolan was renewing her effort to conquer the world.


I wouldn’t have minded the use of time-worn fantasy staples like the young orphan unaware of his role in a mysterious prophecy, if they were well executed. The author starts in the middle of the action here, leading onstage in the first few pages a dozen characters whose pasts it is assumed you either know or will be eager to discover as Stackpole devises them.

If one could be created then Elves would not have to eventually leave the world. Sadly, Fortress Draconis was a disappointment.

Predator and his band of Vorqs chase Will until they are intercepted by a Vorq even bigger than Predator. For who better to destroy a hero than the ill-fated heroes of the previous generation, survivors of a failed war to exterminate Chytrine, now corrupted to her service?

Fortress Draconis (DragonCrown War, book 1) by Michael A Stackpole

Yet even as Will is tested, a new generation takes up arms where their predecessors failed. Will power-mad Chytrine be successful against crenellated Fortress Dracomis, steal back the pieces of the DragonCrown, become Empress, and destroy the southlands?

With single combat, we can see our heroes use their skills, wits and strenghts. Sep 14, Lisa rated it really liked it. Instead, that book had fortfess excerpt from the first book, The Secret Atlas, of Stackpole’s next series, the Age of Discovery.

This guy punches things. True to fantasy form, Will views his life of crime as merely another profession, as ancient and honorable as that of barber or innkeeper. To them, Will could be the fulfillment of a long-held dream and the last chance the world has to save itself from Chytrine, the northern tyrant who would be empress of the world.

That doesn’t matter, because the rest of the book is so good. Now I know why the publisher enforced a word count, Stackpole can string a lot of words together and call it a book, but unless your really are dedicated you’ll never finish the series due to boredom!


Eventually the Okrannel side wins out over the more reasonable plan. Stackpole spends an unreasonable amount of time giving the reader every detail of draconix upcoming conflict, small or large, then waits for another eraconis chapters before he tells you what happens.

Retrieved from ” https: At foryress he is devastated but an elf mage suggests that Vorquellyn did not accept him because Resolute is destined to create a new elf homeland. Alyx retreats into her mind to call for help from the Black Dragon in the ether realm chamber of her secret society. This is only Book One, so Chytrine must live to fight another day.

Each Stone held the soul of an old and powerful dragon. This series was of a quality of those things, just with different trappings.


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Will is relieved until the Spider sprays Will with venom who begins to feel paralysis set in. Buy the Mass Market Paperback: This article relies too much on references to primary sources. Many of the young apprentices evacuated before the battle were sought after and killed by the pirates.

They then slay Nefrai-Laysh Leigh Norrington turned sullanciri. The best known of these is iTunes, but there are plenty of them available over the Internet, most downloadable for free. Will, Resolute, Alyx, Kerrigan and their allies are being led by Orosian soldiers towards the capital city of Meredo. In fact, his highest ambition is to be placed in a league with “the Azure Spider,” his hero. Alexia’s army defeats the Aurolani forces in the south and moves into Aurolan to face Nefrai-Kesh.