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Sparhawk is already middle aged, cinical and world weary, he is unattractive and far from your usual kind of hero. There don’t seem to be any subp Stating this upfront.

It often reads like a fairy tale. D The characters are all really well depicted as being different from each other with no characters actually feeling like hot copies of the other and elemium the characters regardless of rank, or how often they peer, seems to be lacking in three-dimensional characterisation which leads to some great interactions between them and really adds to the feel of the book especially when the characters are in conflict with each other but the come together in order to overcome the obstacles are often thrown in their way!

The Diamond Throne by David Eddings

Although I think the Belgariad is better I thoroughly enjoyed this book. Since this is an omnibus, I’ll review each of the three books separately—mostly because I won’t be reading all three back-to-back—and then average the star ratings. Loved Sparrowhawk and Faron.

The Pandion Knight Sparhawk embarks on a quest to find a magical jewel than can save his queen, Ehlana. As you can see I gave it three stars as a sign of my overall edidngs of the books.

The series consists of three volumes:. A Aleph apostou, e eu posso afirmar dwvid o tiro foi certeiro! In my opinion so does Tolkien and Erikson and that this simply eddingx the fantasy genre written through western-eyes.

David Eddings’ wife, Leigh Eddings, was an uncredited co-author on many of his early books, but he had eddinga acknowledged that she contributed to them all.

Bibliography by David Eddings. They talked the same, had similar mannerism, and were essentially there to just move the plot along.


The last bit that I neither liked or disliked, is that the church in this book that plays a significant role in the series resembles the Christian faith in too many ways to discount the similarities. It hooks you in the beginning, but the quality of the writing just descends into nonsense and purple prose as it goes on. But then the Voidbringers assaulted and captured heaven, casting out God and eddjngs.

Books by David Eddings. Jul 25, Myranda rated it it was amazing. Elenes ARE logical and have a rigid, unyielding religion. Which is a shame, because there are actually some eddinvs ideas here, and once I got into it I found myself actually quite enjoying it. Reread this book for what may be the sixth or seventh time. I had a rough time with the names. This page was last edited on 7 Julyat He seeks to bring all of humanity under his rule – dest Wonderful magical epic Absolutely terrific!

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While searching the world for a cure he stumbles upon unsettling evidence that the Styric god Azash is on the move, threatening not just Elenia but all of Eosia. The Elenium is a series of fantasy novels by American writer David Eddings.

Eddings writes spectacular characters as always and finally the plot is thickening. In both worlds, the main hero is an orphaned knight who was raised by a strict but loving older woman with raven-black hair and her mysterious father, both of whom turn out to be sorcerers; both fall in love of coursewith beautiful princesses oh the irony of class! Also, holding off on revealing the fact that Sparhawk is Anakha, the one creature in all the world with no fate, and thus the most important creature ever, really feels badly done.

Having written two, five part fantasy epics using the same characters, the same setting, and the same plot, he realized it was a time for a change. The Elenium is Eddings’ third fantasy series.

Talon is claimed by his father Kurik. Still, the treatment of religion in the book is aggravating to me. Oh, I take that back – I liked Sparhawk’s horse, Faran, too! Other books in the series. D Though there are also the parties responsible for poisoning intent on causing trouble which of course leads to all sorts of attempted upsets, daring do’s, plenty of clenched teeth and grim chins!


The characters did very little on their own, except roam from place to place killing people. On returning from exile Sparhawk finds that his queen has been poisoned and her power usurped by the corrupt head of the Elenian church.

I will say sometimes The Elenium was laugh out loud funny, which is an attribute missing from many epic fantasies being written today.

Perhaps something else to be noticed: The creatures are also more interesting. Eddings’ skill with worldbuilding and with characterization dqvid on high show here, with clever asides, playful banter, and national stereotypes.

This is a fun read, it isn’t a dark and involved fantasy, but rather a great adventure story full of knights and magic.

There are younger characters, but the story is definitively the tale of a cadre of older veterans coming to terms with a horrible evil that really should be left to younger men. From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia.

The Elene religion, whatever it’s actually called, is practically a functional form of Catholic Christianity transposed into a fantasy realm.

What I love about David Eddings is that he creates such likable characters, reading elfnium Sparhawk, Kurik, Kalten and company is always very entertaining, the banter between them all is funny and seems to be one of his key tools in chracterization.

The Diamond Throne by David Eddings book review

For all the popcorn, I’d read it again and plan on reading the other two books. At one point he says “The battle went on for another ten minutes, and then it was over. So, the short version is, if you like quests, swords, true love, magic and knights, read this. Sparhawk, presumably in his mid 20s, and a child that he raised were supposed to be in love with each other?

I would highly recommend these stories to eelnium from my mother to my daughter.