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The Dragon King Trilogy 1-3:1. In the Hall of the Dragon King:Carrying a sealed message from the war-hero Dragon King to the queen, Quentin and his outlaw companion, Theido, plunge headlong into a fantastic odyssey and mystic quest. Danger lurks everywhere in the brutal terrain, and particularly in the threats from merciless creatures, both human and not-so-human.2. The WaThe Dragon King Trilogy 1-3:1. In the Hall of the Dragon King:Carrying a sealed message from the war-hero Dragon King to the queen, Quentin and his outlaw companion, Theido, plunge headlong into a fantastic odyssey and mystic quest. Danger lurks everywhere in the brutal terrain, and particularly in the threats from merciless creatures, both human and not-so-human.2. The Warlords of Nin:As Nin the Destroyer and his armies threaten to conquer the peaceful land of Mensandor, young Quentin sets forth on a perilous journey to open the prophetic path for a coming deliverer--the Priest-King--who will wield the blazing sword Zhaligkeer and usher in the heralded age of light.3. The Sword and the Flame:Quentin reigns at last as Dragon King, but he is faced with the kidnapping of his son, the death of his most trusted counselor, and the return of his arch-enemy Nimrood. Grief-stricken and despairing, Quentin faces his severest test. And more than a kingdom hangs in the balance......

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In the Hall of the Dragon King / The Warlords of Nin / The Sword and the Flame Reviews

  • Marie Michaels
    2018-10-26 11:21

    I started this book a looooong time ago, and for awhile I was reading it steadily. But then I got to the final book of the trilogy (it's one of those giant volumes with three books in one), and I put it down for weeks. I finally finished it up to a very underwhelming ending. The proselytizing just got to be too much for me. Sexism and racism I expect from mediocre high fantasy, but the unabashed proselytizing was new and repulsive. Seriously, the kingdom of the Dragon King previously worshipped a whole Greco-Roman pantheon of gods, but then the baby Dragon King and his hermit friend brought the religion of the God Most High to the people! The baby Dragon King even had VISIONS of a brown-haired man beaming at him! Then God gave him a magical sword, but he wielded it in anger, and it stopped being magic. But then he believed again, and it became magical once more!

  • Braden
    2018-11-18 13:24

    Just reread this series. Lawhead is an amazing writer, so it should be no surprise that this earns 5 stars from me. What separates this series from others I have read of his is the clear theological aspect. This enhances its meaning to me as a Christian reader, and takes me even deeper into Lawhead's creativity and exceptional story-telling ability. Marvelous.

  • Brooklyn Adams
    2018-10-23 15:36

    I gave this book five starts because it is so fun to read and the king and everyone else is so adventure. Plus it was actullay kinda funny. Some one should read this if they like things about magic and things like that also if they love to lagh or even like a great adventure novel then they should defnily read it. What would make it better if there are even more girl nights who are really good at everything. Also if the book is shorter.

  • Kai Forrest
    2018-11-18 11:42

    Mediocre at best. The well written characters were little more than cardboard cut-outs, and the worst were inconsistent and unnecessary.There was no chemistry in any of the romantic relationships - they all came out of nowhere, and the characters might as well have been strangers for all the real affection they had for each other.A nine year old boy can save the day, in a situation so absurd it's beyond suspended disbelief, but women can't do anything but be soppy about men. They just get to stand around crying until they decide - or get told - that they shouldn't have their own emotions because it might inconvenience their husbands. The only female character who showed a hint of being interesting had her personality erased within a chapter.None of the antagonists had any hint of motivation. They did bad things because they were bad people and therefore they're the bad guys. Anyone intriguing had a chapter or two before they swung to the black or white end of the morality scale and turned from people into puppets. The worst part about it was the proselytising of thinly veiled Christianity. Barely a paragraph goes by without a mention of the most high god. Not only is divine intervention an integral part of the plot, but events unnecessary to the overall plot are set up to end in a deus ex machina, just so we know how all-powerful and loving and attentive this god is - if he's that impressive, what's the point in any of the plot? If you can bring someone back from the dead just by praying, surely god could have solved any of the plot driving problems? Everyone is, of course, happy to abandon the religion their people have presumably followed for thousands of years to convert instantly, without hesitation, and with no conflict, usually after an unlikely and unnecessary miracle. Even a high priest of the old faith took about a book and a half to abandon everything he'd ever believed in.All that complaining, and this is from someone who likes religion in fantasy. Done well - or even done badly but with something resembling tact - it can be a fascinating part of character and culture. This goes beyond doing it badly and into a whole new realm of terrible - if I'd been warned about how bad it was, I probably wouldn't have started reading in the first place.In any other fantasy novel, the king who tears down temples and converts everyone to his new faith is the bad guy. Personal freedom and free will are supposed to be seen as good things, not unfortunate failings.If this is supposed to be a children's book, I dread to think of what the author is actually teaching, despite presumably good intentions. The trilogy is an extended lesson in bigotry of all kinds. Once you get past the staggering amounts of misogyny and religious intolerance, there's some slightly less obvious racism to enjoy, and the miraculous fixing of a disabled person who, actually, was perfectly happy how he was and didn't want to be fixed (to the extent that he ran away and cried about being afraid of losing himself before the loving, wise, and holy mentor bullied him into it) I give it two stars rather than one because at least the plots, while admittedly predictable and prone to tension-killing divine intervention, were enough to keep me reading when the rest of the content made me want to scream. They were simple, but still enjoyable. They do bounce from cliché to cliché, to the point that I was surprised when no elves showed up, but that's not always a bad thing. It's usually the smaller elements rather than the overall plot that are worth paying attention to.

  • Benhime
    2018-10-29 09:45

    It's hard to start a review of a book without spoiling it. however, let me summarize my thoughts about the book without revealing much about the book. Note that I listened to to audiobook version.To start, the book was good but not memorable. It's an out of sight-out-of-mind kinda book. The writing was excellent and the plot was just "meh". Predictable at most. The plot follows most of the similar fantasy genre, and I ve not problem with.Heck, my favorite book is Belgariad which followed more or less the same formula. It felt like the author had a phobia for battles. In all his three book, the ending always consisted of a battle of sorts, but when it came to the battle parts, the angle would change to another character perspective. It's left the essence of the buildup just dull. And the formula was repeated for the next 3 books. It was disappointing. Although the third book proved to be the best, it was rushed.Character development. Am a sucker for character development and no story is complete without understanding the characters and why they did what they did. For this case, the book did badly with the main characters. The hermit and main character Quentin. A brief backstory on the hermit would have sufficed or more perspective from him would have worked too. He was wholly one dimensional which made hard to believe he had belonged to another order of priests before he left. He was a very important character and was developed poorly. Quentin had the more dimensions than my tissue paper. His sudden change in book 3 was just underwhelmingly hopeless. His agony for his son was.......nah. His emotions had the switch of my light bulb. There is a way things a built up but his was just insane. I ve known people who were once ragamuffins turn to God and give unbelievable loyalty. I can't express Jan words how this character was badly develop. Book 3 ending was superficial and Quentin would go from unbeliever to BANG I believe..!!! Boy, that escalated quickly!All in all, the book was alright. A recommendation for a one time read and for bored chemists like me. The books were always so good in the beginning but something always went wrong towards the end. Just a small change in them would have made this trilogy EPic. *sighs.

  • Margaret Roberts
    2018-10-27 13:39

    The legend of the Dragon King continues in this second book of the trilogy. Quentin and Toli are set on a new quest-one unexpected and filled with doubt that they will ever return to their beloved Dekra-a city once inhabited by faithful followers of the Most High God. Lawhead, ever the skilled writer, brings you through a journey of mystery and adventure, love and dread. When all seems lost with Nin the Destroyer bent on taking Askelon, hope ensues with the forging of the Zhaligkeer-a sword blessed by the Most High God. Images of hope, love and sacrifice are clearly displayed and, amidst it all, the majestic power of God.

  • Sabrina
    2018-11-12 08:32

    This book is really good for anyone who likes adventure - the first two books are packed full of it. Unfortunately, though, I wasn't able to get past the half-way point of The Sword and the Flame. That one I just didn't find interesting...more likely depressing because Quentin's son was abducted and he lost the fire from his holy sword. If he gets past those two problems, I probably won't know until a year or two from now when I pick up this book and say, "Hey, I remember reading this, it was awesome!" and pick up where I left off. So good luck to anyone else reading this!

  • Kate Frantz
    2018-11-11 15:31

    The Dragon King Trilogy is amazing. The development of characters from the first book to the last is executed brilliantly and thoroughly. You are connected to each characters story, their fears, their destinies, and the journey they find themselves on to rid the world of true evil. I read this when I was young and it left it's mark on me from then until now. Definitely worth the time and money to purchase these books and get lost in their pages!

  • Ruth
    2018-11-07 16:34

    c1982: FWFTB: knight, acolyte, companions, quest, usurper. This was a re-read for me and I did not realise how far the spec-fic genre has moved on since the 80s. It is still a good YA novel as an introduction to spec-fic but I don't think that I will reread the entire series. Recommended for the YA audience as the protagonist is 15 years old at the start of the book.

  • Ethan Sayler
    2018-10-30 14:32

    I really enjoy Lawhead's writing, but for some reason was never able to get this one started. Finally I've gotten into this story line, and I can't put it down. Great story, interesting spiritual overtones, an enjoyable read.

  • Ryan
    2018-11-01 10:47

    This is either the first or one of the first book series that this author wrote. Lawhead is a theologian, lawyer, writer. So, obviously a brilliant guy, and I love these books. I think I've read them 4 times, now.

  • Peggy Wolf
    2018-10-29 10:39

    I've recently reread these stories which were written for children. I love reading childrens books. This series challenges the reader to stay on your path and listen to those who know you best. It's a healthy version of good vs. evil.

  • Rachelle Sperling
    2018-10-19 10:49

    This book is written to a young adult target audience. While I really enjoyed when I was 17, I now much prefer Lawhead's writing which targets adults. I would recommend this book for younger readers.

  • Luke Heath
    2018-11-03 15:47

    The literature is rich and the tale is lively. This is a great series for adults to teens. I will retread this again

  • Josh
    2018-10-22 10:21

    I would say this was my favorite set of books ever for a long time, possibly based largely in my age (high school) when I read them. But they were so much fun!

  • Cody Gardner
    2018-11-07 15:51

    This is an incredible trilogy. Lawhead is a great storyteller and this trilogy is his best work in my opinion.

  • Jeannie
    2018-10-20 09:23

    Slow start, but then a good enough story emerged to keep me reading through all three books.

  • Amanda Rose Mitchell
    2018-10-30 14:34

    absolutely loved all three books!! they are worth reading and rereading again!

  • Sheena Martin
    2018-10-20 13:35

    Can not but this book down, haven't read many fantasy genre, but this is addictive.

  • Walter
    2018-10-31 14:26

    Good stories enjoyed reading the book if you like fantasy and science fiction I believe you would enjoy this series

  • Elizabeth
    2018-11-06 09:34

    Very satisfying morality tale. The characters were well done, the story was well-paced and interesting. Enjoyable fantasy.

  • Josh Kemp
    2018-10-26 13:47

    I read it when I was much younger, and it was definitely a favorite. A great adventure story, some menacing bad guys. Very strong Christian themes throughout. All in all, I really enjoyed it!

  • Jessie
    2018-11-06 14:39

    In the Hall of the Dragon King/The Warlords of Nin/The Sword and the Flame (The Dragon King Trilogy 1-3) by Stephen R. Lawhead (1996)

  • Brad
    2018-11-10 13:41

    Great fun. Entertaining and involving. Not as good as pendragon, but still quite good. I don't know if I will re-read this one, but I very much enjoyed it the first time through.

  • Dion
    2018-11-19 11:33

    7/10