Waiting On Wednesday - The Dragon Queen by Stephen Deas

"Waiting On" Wednesday is a weekly event, hosted by Jill over at Breaking the Spine, that spotlights upcoming releases that we're eagerly anticipating.

This week's pre-publication "can't-wait-to-read" selection is:

The Dragon Queen by Stephen Deas
Aug 15, 2013 (Gollancz)

Praised by the likes of Joe Abercrombie and Brent Weeks, Stephen Deas has made dragons his own. In the years before the Dragons laid waste to man's empire, the fearsome monsters were used for war and as gifts of surpassing wealth to buy favour in the constant political battles that tore at the kingdoms. Notorious in these battles was the Dragon Queen. And now she is a prisoner. But no-one is more dangerous than when caged...

The critics, fellow authors and readers alike are agreed - if you love dragons and epic fantasy, Stephen Deas is the writer for you. The man who brought dragons back to their full glory, might and terror. Dragon Queen is a companion volume to the Memory of Flames trilogy and to THE BLACK MAUSOLEUM.

Yet another one from the towering TBR pile, the latest installment in a series that I'm itching to read. As much as I enjoy some of the darker, grittier, more militaristic fantasies that have dominated the genre in recent years, there's nothing like some dragons to get the blood pumping!


  1. Ooh nice! Looks like an exciting read!

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  2. who doesn't like dragons? We bow to the Dragon Queen!

  3. Would love to give Stephen Deas a try - nice pick!

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  4. Sounds awesome, who doesn't love epic fantasy with dragons :) I'll add it on my TBR, thanks for sharing!

  5. I read the first book in this series and it was pretty good. Certainly a unique take on the dragon fantasy.

  6. Now I'm going to have to figure out the first book and add it to my TBR. I love dragon. That cover art is sweet.

  7. For those of you who are curious, Stephen has assured me "Dragon Queen is effectively the start of a new story in the same world as before." That's all I need to know. :)

    1. Well that's a total let down because The Black Mausoleum went absolutely no where, had little point and was no where near as good at the preceding trilogy.

      I was hoping it was at least just the vague beginnings of a new story arc. Hopes dashed!


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