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Dragons: Lexicon Triumvirate Hardcover – April, 2005
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This is the first line of dialogue, and the rest of the book reads the same: like a joke, but without a punchline. Trying to be witty, trying to be creative, trying to be philosophical, but instead resulting in a fiery ball of disaster under the massive ego of an Asian-supremacist furry fetishist with a persecution complex. Eng is notoriously known by professors and students alike for his insane outbursts in college and taking himself far, far more seriously than anyone describing a script about an anthropomorphic mantis fighting a pegasus ever should. And this book is not just taken seriously, but taken as something of pride which Eng feared would by stolen by other authors seeking to leech off his brilliance before he could attain the glorious title of "Published Author." But then, is it really an accomplishment to publish a book when you have to actually pay the publisher to do it?
Enough about the author, the book is terrible. It seems to grasp the idea of a beginning, middle, and ending, but little else about the art of storytelling. Its attempts at creativity are akin to a five year-old having a massive battle with his action figures: he grabbed a bunch of other people's archetypes and put them in a bizarre configuration of events imitating his favorite books and movies. And like a child going on about how his dinosaur from the distant future is about to fight a ghost cowboy, the kid is rarely coherent and really only amusing themselves. The points where it tries to wax philosophically are silly enough to make even a child roll their eyes. The dialogue is stiff and hackneyed, riddled with lines you couldn't say aloud with gagging.Read more ›
The main character is Dennagon, your standard sword-wielding fantasy protagonist who works as some sort of guard. His Maguffin object is the fabled Lexicon, a magic/technological item that is supposed to have infinite knowledge. Opposing him in this quest is robot dragon known as Drekkenoth, who wishes to destroy the Lexicon to prevent knowledge from coming into the world. Over the course of the story, Dennagon develops allies to help him combat the evil Drekkenoth.
These characters, needless to say, are flat. Dennagon is a wide-eyed seeker of knowledge while Drekkenoth is a soulless, eternally-manipulative evil mastermind. Attempts to develop them are vain at best and chances are the author doesn't really consider them to be living, breathing dwellers of his fictional `World'.
The only compliment I can sincerely offer to this piece is that it addresses many interesting philosophical points. It addresses them clumsily, robotically, and without any flair for elocution or even anything more than flat dissertations. But they are interesting, and unique for a fantasy work.
All in all, Dragon: Lexicon Triumvirate is simply not in the ranks of Tolkien, or Isaac Asimov, or Terry Pratchett, even.Read more ›
I've seen heavy metal album covers that had more substance.
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This book is probably the greatest piece of literature I've ever read; Rowling nor Tolkien have anything on Eng. Read morePublished on June 4, 2013 by DragonLover81
After viewing the cover of this modern classic, one might ask themselves "Who would the dragons need to carry swords if they have guns? Read morePublished on June 4, 2013 by B.
...if you're looking for a laugh. XD I would highly recommend taking the time to sit down and read this book through, especially if you love the English language and are having a... Read morePublished on October 26, 2009 by anonymous
Dennagon is a dragon sentry of Drakemight. His life is dedicated to a search for knowledge. Only Dennagon doesn't take the easy path to enlightenment. Read morePublished on April 1, 2007 by TeensReadToo
It's amazing how this blows and sucks, all at the same time! Didn't think it was possible, but yes, this book actually blows AND sucks! It'll huff, it'll puff, and it'll blow... Read morePublished on May 18, 2006 by Harvey Wallbanger
Not what I expected from a ski fi book. There were a hell of a lot of action sequences and philosophy dialogues. Read morePublished on February 6, 2006 by HungDaddy
As to the book itself, it really is not worth the hubbub that it seems to have generated here at Amazon... Read more