The King's Dragon (Three Thieves)
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In this fourth installment of the Three Thieves fantasy adventure series of graphic novels, Captain Drake's quest to find Dessa, Topper and Fisk has led him to a remote healing monastery where he believes they have gone to tend Dessa's broken leg. While pursuing his quarry, Captain Drake finds himself beset by memories of his early days as a young and idealistic knight in King Roderick's service. Featured as flashbacks, these memories provide readers with important clues to the unfolding story, such as that the King's Dragons were more loyal to the palace chamberlain, Maarten Greyfalcon, than to the king; that there was a mysterious letter written by the king, meant to be read only at his death, which had disappeared; and that Drake had uncovered a plot to murder the king.
The tale moves forward in both the present and the past, with the flashbacks drawn in black-and-white to differentiate the time. As with the very successful and well-reviewed first three titles by award-winning cartoonist Scott Chantler, high action propels this fast-moving story forward, with sword fighting, chase scenes and a bold and daring narrow escape, while intricate plotlines full of intrigue and suspense (and occasional witty banter) keep the reader guessing. The art is dramatic and evocative, offering emotional close-ups, telling details and believable backdrops. This is a wonderful graphic novel that will engage reluctant readers, providing a painless way to dive into literature and learn about plot, character, setting and other literary devices.
dozens. It’s the reason you’re wearing that uniform! From the King? We swore an oath… From someone who speaks for the King, yes. Captain Tanis? Did he know about this? Ha! You’re worried about the Oath?! Truth, justice, orphans and whatever else? Yes. Among others. The oath is just tradition. It’s as old and dusty as the King himself, who might be the only one who still believes in it. And now you are. So start doing your job. Other than you, it seems. I can see now why he likes you
corruption he oversaw in my absence. I don’t know why Magda didn’t do something. I fear that Greyfalcon opened the letter, read it and is keeping the knowledge to himself for nefarious purposes. I strongly suspect that the letter has not been destroyed but is still here in the palace. Alas. Though, try as I might, I haven’t been able to discover where Greyfalcon has it hidden. As you might expect, it’s difficult for me to move around without calling attention to myself. And possibly damaging
water. What do you mean? We’ve been following them since Kingsbridge, just as you have. But the trail went cold at Black Rock Cove. Where did you pick it up again? It’s clear they’re heading west. So Medoria seemed as good a place to look as any. Medoria’s a big place. You’re telling me you just happened upon their tracks? You seem to have had the same idea, after all. The Avatar himself never produced such a miracle. What are you getting at, boy? It’s Captain. We had an audience with
ISBN 978-1-55453-778-5 (bound) ISBN 978-1-55453-779-2
PN6733.C53K56 2014 j741.5’971 C2013-905641-6 I solemnly swear to be a good and worthy knight, in word and in deed. …I do affirm my oath of fealty and service to the Crown of North Huntington. Under the blessed eye of the Avatar… To be true to my faith, and faithful to my duties. To uphold the virtues of honor, valor, charity, hope, truth… …And loyalty. To defend to my utmost the weak, the oppressed, the widowed and the orphaned. And above all, to defend the Crown and my King. So