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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It follows the story of Sparhawk, a Pandion Knight who has a knack of upsetting people in high places. He has been around a long dddings, and is quite cynical in his outlook. The Queen has fallen ill, and the only way to save her was to seal her in a diamond throne hence the title.
This throne will only sustain her for one year. Sparhawk and friends have to find a cure before time runs out. David Eddings craft as a writer comes to the fore with the prologue about trolls, as it is in a completely different style to the rest of the novel.
It is a fantasy book of the old school, with its sword fights and magic, but it is more than that. The novel changes direction many times: There were occasions when this reviewer laughed out loud while reading, as even through its darkest moments there are breaks of humour. The only problem with the book is that it stops edxings a cliff-hanger. It does not neatly finish, like some multi-volume fantasy works do.
The Elenium consists of six books and The Diamond Throne is the first book in this series. David Eddings is an author who is both loved and criticized in seemingly equal measure but no-one can deny that he writes enjoyable fantasy tales. The Elenium continues in the next volume, The Ruby Knight.
The Pandion Knight Sparhawk embarks on a quest to find a magical jewel than can save his queen, Ehlana. Returning from exile, Sparhawk finds his homeland overrun with evil and intrigue and his Queen fataly ill. The Queen is entombed within a block of crystal and will die unless a cure can be found eddigs a year.
Sparhawk, Sephrenia, Flute and further allies seek to save Ehlana and their land. The Diamond Throne introduces us to Sparhawk, the seminal character of the series. Sparhawk is a gruff, no nonsense knight and is a very loveable character. Once you add Kalten, Sephrenia, Flute and the many other colourful characters into the mix you are left with an excellent core of characters that help to make this a magical read.
The narrative is strong and sufficiently detailed to create a realistic world in which the characters can move. In my opinion so does Tolkien and Erikson and that this simply is the fantasy genre written through western-eyes.
There is humour aplenty within the book and this is all based around a classic good versus evil struggle with the fate of the world at stake.
Eddings is very honest when he states that he follows a formula in his writing. This is not necessarily a bad thing and it does create a very comfortable reading environment.
Eddings is not the best fantasy author alive but he is very good at what he does and that is writing appealing and entertaining fantasy books for reader of all ages.
This The Diamond Throne book review was written by Angela. The Diamond Throne The Elenium: Sparhawk, Pandion Knight and the Queen’s champion, returns to his native land to find it overrun with evil and intrigue – and his young Queen grievously ill.
The Ruby Knight Elwnium Elenium: Ehlana, Queen of Elenia, has been poisoned. A deep enchantment sustains her life, but it will end soon. The Sapphire Rose The Elenium: Finally the knight Sparhawk had come to possess Bhellion, the legendary jewel of magic. With it, he frees Queen Ehalana from the crystalline cocoon that preserves her life, We’ve found that while readers like to know what we think of a book they find additional reader ths a massive help in deciding if it is the right book for them.
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The Diamond Throne by David Eddings
Interesting to hear someone else describe this series as “comfort reading” as I’m of the same opinion myself, no bad thing as an awful lot of modern life seems to consist of ever-shifting and increasingly muddy morality, and the trend for all sorts of fiction is for the strange and, frankly in some cases, twisted. Mr Eddings has no such concerns; you know where you are, who the good guys and the bad guys are, and boy, do the bad guys get what they deserve Thank you for taking the time to write a review on this book, it really makes a difference and helps readers to find their perfect book.
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He seeks to bring all of humanity under his rule – elrnium David Eddings is an American born author best know for his epic fantasy novels. The Belgariad and the Mallorean are his most loved works and two characters in particular; B David Eddings craft as a writer comes to the fore.
Karen from England Interesting to hear someone evdings describe this series as “comfort reading” as I’m of the eddingss opinion myself, no bad thing as an awful lot of modern life seems to consist of ever-shifting and increasingly muddy morality, and the trend for all sorts of fiction is for the strange and, frankly in some cases, twisted. Write a reader review Thank you for taking the time to write a review on this book, it really makes a difference and helps readers to find their perfect book.
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