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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Sep 04, Mark rated it it was ok Shelves: Enjoyed the prequel “The Dark Glory War” more draconia this too was very good. The problem is that it just ends and leaves no obvious path to continue without spending a significant amount of money. He decides to play his own game with the manner he responds to the request knowing no one should have Dragonells.

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The DragonCrown War Cycle

These characters were entirely three dimensional and I felt as though I lived the story with them. Please edit the article to focus on discussing the work rather than merely dfaconis the plot. The New Math Stackpole can do culture, history, and world building like few authors but quite a few of his characters aside from Crow, Resolute, and Alexia are fairly generic. The black dragon appears, saves them both and reveals himself draonis be Alyx’s dead father.

This page was last edited on 15 Septemberat 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. This series was of a quality of those things, just with different trappings. Stackpole has a great series on his hands here. So he’s mightily surprised when he’s rescued from the leaf’s owner by a Vorquelf named Resolute. Stackpole has published a prequel in mass market paperback, The Dark Glory War Way too late for me to start caring.


fortrews To them, Will could be the fulfillment of a long-held dream and the last ddaconis the world has to save itself from Chytrine, the northern tyrant who would be empress of the world. Donaldson Writers in the Virtual Sky. Dec 12, Alain rated fortrwss really liked it Shelves: It did not succeed. Later on Vorquellyn, Magic created by Kerrigan and Isuara channeled through Force eliminates Chytrine’s corruption of the elf homeland.

Kerrigan Reese, on the other hand, is very powerful and talented mage, but since he was raised with minimum social contacts he is almost helpless outside his study room.

His esscence quickly retreats back to the other realm leaving just his mechanical assistant who turns out to have a crown fragment inside of him. While it’s true that he is fortrees, he maintains a strict discipline in his army and plans his logistics perfectly. More By and About This Author. Will sneaks in the house and steals what to him is just a metallic leaf. You can also listen to them right on the computer, or load them onto an MP3 eraconis.

The only one to escape is Tarrant Hawkins but he does not believe that he escaped truly alive. I am glad started reading it. They have no motivation, no history, no personality. Tarrant, in a letter to his sons with Alexia who are just born, promises that they will hear many tales of the age before their birth but hopes they never have to live through the same kind of life he had.

Dark Glory War has a 4. Also by Michael A. They kill many but would have been overrun if not for the arrival of Princess Alyx and dracinis golden bandits.

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This article has multiple issues. They attack a city she had, and take it, but it’s a firtress so no gain and burn it.


Each of the books had a brief excerpt from the next book after the “About the Author” section except for the final book, The Grand Crusade.

Power of the north he will shatter, A scourge he will kill, Then Vorquellyn will redeem. Aug 30, Cergorach rated it liked it.

As this occurs, Force is being smuggled into the Aurolani palace where he draconjs his companions fight Chytrine and her servants. And the sorcerers of Vilwan have fashioned their own hero, Kerrigan Reese, bestowing fotrress him powers and abilities no human has held for centuries.

He is famous general, but we are said that he won his battles by luck rather than by strategy, that he always outnumbered his enemies in battle, that he is asking about twice as much supplies as necessary and never exploits full opportunities he faces.

But their belief in Will finds few allies in a world torn by war and magick. I love Stackpole’s stand-alone fantasy novels, and was expecting his first major fantasy series to be great. I found it was easier to become involved in the story as I already was partly invested in some of the characters.


It also gives background to the plot and makes it easier to understand. Also by Michael A. Chytrine wins out in the end with the help of her dragon and takes hold of the Fortress and the two other pieces of the Crown left there.

The second book of the series, Fortress Draconis, was one of the featured books for the year during Spectra’s 25 Years of Spectra celebration which occurred in Sadly, Fortress Draconis was a disappointment.