The Adamantine Palace – Stephen Deas

The Adamantine Palace is a traditional human-dragon, mountains and castles fantasy story with a different look at how we could control these creations given their relative size and strength combined with a greedy and violent nature. This idea is interesting, with the question throughout the novel of how the dragons had originally been enslaved.

There are plenty of good, fully developed characters in here, with complex political and emotional motives. With a few poisoning plots, theft and murder thrown in, there is plenty to entertain. Enough to fill a book twice this size, once world-building is taken into account. Possibly a strict editor was involved in this.

I loved the little descriptions of dragon-rider etiquette between the chapters, and the tension created as the threats to from the political intregue develop. I’ll definitely be looking for more of Deas’ books

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