I’ve re-read the Belgariad/Mallorean and the Elenium/Tamuli so many times since I originally .. The Ruby Knight by David Eddings, 1, 2, Apr 13, AM. The Elenium is a series of fantasy novels by David Eddings. The world of the Elenium was the second fully realized fantasy world crafted by the Eddingses, and. The Elenium: The Diamond Throne The Ruby Knight The Sapphire Rose [David Eddings] on *FREE* shipping on qualifying offers. Now for the first .

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I find his works, this included, to be entertaining light reads. The cover art is cropped to death, and slotted into a little block at the bottom of the cover. I wondered why on earth none of the knights converted. It is in this book that Sparhawk first hears the word Bhelliom. The epic journey continues So, the short version is, if you like quests, swords, true love, magic and knights, read this. Apropos of nothing, did either of you find it a bit odd that Kurik checks on Sparhawk in the middle of the night??

Yeah, I’d pick one up every now and again. The customs, nuances, expectations, rules of a new world are all figured out and as the reader we get to experience them throughout the book. To that end, “The Ruby Knight” is a splendid foray into genre fantasy. The Elenium is an entertaining read and a worthy place for any young reader to spend a few days of their life.

There don’t seem to be any subp Stating this upfront. It got hard to tell them apart after a while, except by their labels. If he goes up against Sparhawk, he’ll be drinking heavenly mead after the first pass. 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.


As a narrative, it flows very smoothly from the first book to the second, beginning the narrative right where book one left off. Many moons ago I read the Belgaria There is something immensely satisfying about complete editions.

The Sum of All Men. Reread so many eddibgs, Still amazing. David Eddings is an Eddingd born author best know for his epic fantasy novels.

One does not simply hop on a horse and by the end of the day be at another town on the other side of the country. And I’m particularly disturbed by the women in the story or the lack thereof. 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! The characters are pretty standard, but their dialog makes them more interesting.

Rendor is inhabited by sect of the Elene church, and every heretic that the main characters encounter and fight against is portrayed as an idiot.

Putting it bluntly, David Eddings is not a good writer. Sparhawk has a zero tolerance approach to BS which is immensely refreshing and enjoyable. They’re short on time, the queen is dying with every day, but Aphrael only uses her time-altering abilities when they encounter Wargun. Jun 20, Elizabeth Wallace rated it really liked it Shelves: Sure, there’s worldbuilding, but I couldn’t help but feel like the flow of the narrative was broken as the author inserted random expository comments in a phantom narrator voice that was quite outside the POV character’s POV.

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I can’t wait to reread the book in the near future. David Eddings’ wife, Leigh Eddings, was an uncredited co-author on many of his early books, but he had later acknowledged that she contributed to them all.


Other books in the series. We also get to see how all the knightly orders work together and what some of the differences between them are some of them are a little bit more straightlaced than others! Sparhawk, Sephrenia, Flute and further allies seek to save Ehlana rddings their land. No trivia or quizzes yet. A band of Knights quest to find a cure.

The Elenium

The trilogy pretty much reads like Eddings sat down one day, started at the beginning, and shipped each chapter off without ever reading it again. Books by David Eddings.

I have eleniun this so many times in the last 20 years To view it, click here. My favourite Godess appears in this story.

The Elenium: The Diamond Throne / The Ruby Knight / The Sapphire Rose

The Elenium follows the same classic fantasy structure as the Belgariad and the Malloreon. Sep 24, Teri-K rated it liked it Shelves: David Eddings was an American author who wrote several best-selling series of epic fantasy novels. So is his horse, Faran. Watch for the low flying Mary Sues that come at you from every corner and enjoy the guilty pleasure reading for what fddings is. She was eight when Sparhawk left.

It hooks you in the beginning, but the quality of the writing just descends into nonsense and purple prose as it goes on. Return to Book Page.