• In the Hall of the Dragon King

  • The Dragon King Trilogy, Book 1
  • By: Stephen Lawhead
  • Narrated by: Tim Gregory
  • Length: 13 hrs and 54 mins
  • 4.6 out of 5 stars (12 ratings)

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Publisher's Summary

A kingdom hangs in the balance...and a young boy answers the call.

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.

While at the castle, the wicked Prince Jaspin schemes to secure the crown for himself, and an evil sorcerer concocts his own monstrous plan. A plan that Quentin and Theido could never imagine.

In the youth's valiant efforts to save the kingdom and fulfill his unique destiny, he will cross strange and wondrous lands; encounter brave knights, beautiful maidens, and a mysterious hermit; and battle a giant, deadly serpent.

In this first book of the Dragon King Trilogy, Stephen R. Lawhead has deftly woven a timeless epic of war, adventure, fantasy, and political intrigue.

©1982, 1996, 2002, 2007 Stephen Lawhead (P)2021 Thomas Nelson

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While this was released on Audible in 2021, the original copyright date was 1982, so this must be an early work. I found the writing as well as the story not nearly as well written as some of his other works, which is to be expected I guess. You would think an author would get a lot better after 30 or 40 years.

This was an interesting story, but it was pretty predictable and I did not find myself enthralled with the plot as it reached the end. Some of his other books kept me more engaged. This book just seemed to be missing something.

One issue might have been the narrator. He did a fairly decent job, but his voice just didn't seem well suited for this story. His interpretation of the evil wizard was especially cringeworthy. He was much more suited for Ted Dekker's "The Complete Circle Series". He did ok on that series.

If this is your first Lawhead book, don't stop here, explore some more of his writings. I would recommend, "Byzantium", "Song of Albion", "The Eirlandia Series" and the "Bright Empires Series". All of them are excellent. Bright Empires is also quite a value since it includes all five books for one credit.

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Really bad narrator…

I can’t tell if the cringeworthy aspects of this book are the writing or the narration or both. The narration is particularly bad.
If this is one of your first lawhead books, please keep looking: every other Lawhead book I’ve read has been worth the read or listen.

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Great story!

Excellent story would have 5 stars overall but there were some Narration issues. Overall loved it it would highly recommend