The Eyes of the Dragon is Stephen King’s only work of fantasy fiction, I believe, though I could be wrong on that. I started out reading it last Saturday and finished on Monday, so it’s a fairly quick read. While I did have a little bit of difficulty getting really immersed, it wasn’t long before I was turning pages like a mad fiend. While Eyes may not offer the kind of depth and reflection that something like Gilead does, it’s certainly an entertaining and fast-paced read.
King does a pretty good job of keeping you interested and wanting more. The tone and style is fairly normal, being that of a story teller revealing a tale of ages past. The story revolves around a King, his two sons, and an evil magician. Bottom line, I gave this a 3/5 which means it’s a fun read, and a good diversion when you’re looking for that sort of thing.
Up next, Heart of Darkness by Joseph Conrad.