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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True to fantasy form, Will views his life of crime as merely another profession, as ancient and honorable as that of barber or innkeeper. The books were written by Michael A.

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

The setting of these events is described succinctly; it is enough to give you a general picture without being tediously unnecessary. If you are looking for something to read that is not your run of the mill fantasy series you don’t have any further to go. Dark Glory War has a 4. Kerrigan also joins the troops as Will’s protector from magical attacks. After their rescue they take Will draconid a tavern to get him washed up and to spread false tales of their plans.

While some minor damage is caused trying to get the Dark Lancer to leave, his presence confirms that Will is, at least, strongly connected to the person Resolute and Crow have been looking for. Books of the Week. And the sorcerers of Vilwan have fashioned their own hero, Kerrigan Reese, bestowing upon him powers and abilities no human has held for centuries. On the one hand, parts of the world are rich and detailed, fantastically so. Sadly, Fortress Draconis was a disappointment.


An old dragon appears, to fly Resolute and the rest of his group south to meet Alexia. The characters are relatively two-dimensional and completely predictable, and it seems that much of the attention that should have gone towards character development instead went to describing siege engines and such. With him in tow they reach the desired city only to be press ganged into serving on a ship headed to protect the island of Vilwan where the strongest mages of the era live and train.

Of course, which leaves you with only one question: There are plenty of battles in the story, but character background and development seemed to dominate amidst the fighting. The problem is that it just ends and leaves no obvious path to continue without spending a significant amount of money. I am all for supporting your writing. Stay in Touch Sign up. As well as the overall story. You decide when and where you listen to the program.

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

Meanwhile on the way towards the sea our heroes encounter and save a man named Dranae who towers above even Resolute. Be the first to discover new talent! Jan 13, Sarah rated it really liked it.


A complicated world and fully realized cultures and histories. As usual, Stackpole provides a compelling and engaging escape.

The best known of these is iTunes, but there are plenty of them available over the Internet, most downloadable for free. Thanks for telling us about the problem. There is a prequel, “The Dark Glory War”, which I had tried to read, but found it ponderous and slow. I, the DragonCrown War Cycle.

I might even read the next one! Will starts the book as a street urchin and thief, and he possesses according personality. Inspired by Your Browsing History. Will had bolted from the courtroom when the sullanciri was allowed to speak.

Fortress Draconis In an age of treachery and peril, a young thief may be the prophesied savior Instead, he sacrificed himself and became a myth. Luckily, the former outweighs the later. Another faction wishes to free Okrannel before sweeping into Aurolani. From the town Will, Resolute, and Crow head towards a city to find boat passage to Fortress Draconis.

FORTRESS DRACONIS by Michael A. Stackpole | Kirkus Reviews

A Norrington to lead them, Immortal, washed in fire Victorious, from sea fortrress ice. The group help the town set up better defenses and drops off a girl named Sephi they had saved in the woods. 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.