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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 love sparhawk and Kuriks constant bickering, like an old married couple. So, the short version is, if you like quests, swords, true love, magic and knights, read this. This is mitigated in large part because the series is essentially an ensemble piece, and the various stock characters he surrounds himself with Dumb but Good-Hearted Best Friend, Wise Older Companion, Beautiful and Mysterious Enchantress, Cocky Young Thief, etc etc balance out the various encounters.

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 all 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!

They created pictures in my head that made me want to learn more and more about their characters.

The Diamond Throne

We have the discovery of the hero and the destiny, the peril, the item of power and the quest to obtain it, the great evil, elennium personal rival, and all the layers upon layers of worldbuilding that come w The Elenium is one of the first classic fantasy series I read after a long, long foray into Star Wars and Star Trek novels.

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! Feb 09, Jeremy Preacher rated it really liked it Shelves: Sep 24, Teri-K rated it liked it Shelves: This led to some interesting relationships among some of the characters. Apr 24, Telisha rated it it was amazing Shelves: Especially the dialogues seemed a bot lacking in a way.


The Elenium

After rereading it The dialog in this book is probably the best thing about it. Was that the kind of thing you had in mind?

Flute is revealed as the child-Goddess Aphrael, and gives Bhelliom over to Sparhawk. You would not understand some of the humour not be able to follow eenium of the plot if you haven’t re The epic journey continues Eddings knows how to entertain. On the other hand, the characters are archetypically-familiar without being cardboard cutouts, the main character’s just a darling, and even though Eddings’s prose is clunky in places, his ability to juggle multiple strands of plot is a delight to watch on a technical level and just plain interesting on the readerly level.

The characters were fairly flat and predictable stereotypes, more types or caricatures than anything.

Oh, so many uncomfortable moments… JO: The Elene religion, whatever it’s actually called, is practically a functional form of Catholic Christianity transposed into a fantasy realm. The sound quality wddings of sucked, but I’ve read the book in paper several times, so it wasn’t elebium huge deal. If you’re looking for an old-familiar-friend series, give this one a try. There was WAY too much deus ex machina as well. David Eddings’ wife, Leigh Eddings, was an uncredited co-author on many of his early books, but he had later acknowledged that eddinggs contributed to them all.

I had heard good things about this series, so I picked it up. In the meantime, Elenia is ruled by a prince regent, the puppet of the tyrannical Annias, who vows to seize power over all the land.

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eddimgs And there was a lot of humorous dialogue. In the meantime, Elenia is ruled by a prince regent, the puppet of the tyrannical Annias, who vows to seize power over all the land. My far, far longer review can be found over here. It’s derivative of previous fantasy works. First name Country where you live Book Your rating out of 10 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 Your review.


But I also hate the things that happen here just to fill the pages, because they’re not part of the plot really, and no, they don’t have any effect on the characters. Eddints later switched to writing epic fantasy, a field in which he achieved great success. Which says a lot. The setting here is very detailed and the characters are mostly plausible, even if they do quip back and forth like they’re starring in a sitcom.

Again, it is a straight forward story of knights on a quest that chop things up with their swords as needed, and trust magic to do the rest. Everyone else is a barbarian or a drooling lunatic, or a brainless zombie.

It’s a davic read, potato chip craving that somehow moves beyond. They’re short on time, the queen is dying with every day, but Aphrael only uses her time-altering abilities when they encounter Wargun.

The Ruby Knight (The Elenium, #2) by David Eddings

In a recent interview with sffworld. Aug 18, S. Want to Read Currently Reading Read. It is written more or less with the assumption that you have already read book 1. His tales eddinggs quick to consume, eminently enjoyable and great fun.

Which is a shame, because there are actually some good ideas here, and once I got into it I found myself actually quite enjoying eddkngs. In an ancient kingdom, the legacy of one royal family hangs in the balance, and the fate of a queen—and her empire—lies on the shoulders of one knight. That kinda thing reeeeaaally starts to get annoying, because it jerks you out of the moment.