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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The characters It’s always a little scary to read books that I loved when I was younger since my tastes now are so different.

In particular, in this novel, we are introduced to the humorous region of Lamorkand – a region where everyone lives for revenge. This book was written as part of a trilogy and while plenty happens in the book, nothing really is resolved by the end and the hero is given the knowledge that will launch into the next two books.

To view it, click here. The Belgariad and the Mallorean are his most loved works and two characters in particular; Tne 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, the 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.

The Diamond Throne by David Eddings

Was that the kind of thing you had in mind? The series consists of three volumes:.

This all adds to a adventure which never lets up at all for a second with the characters getting into once great after another! Feb 25, Davis Ashura rated it liked it. Thanks for telling us about the problem. With it, he frees Queen Ehalana from the crystalline cocoon that preserves her life, In my opinion so does Tolkien and Erikson and that this simply is the fantasy genre written through western-eyes.


I think that it’s partially due to the fact that the characters are more familiar to the reader now, and the story becomes even more compelling as it advances. Beyond that, the characters have become members of my little mental family.

And there was a lot of humorous dialogue. Flute speaks and at the end reveals who she really is. Sparhawk is a great character, a battered knight, but his horse Faran is my favorite. 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. Sooo… As usual the book opens up with Sparhawk travelling through Cimmura at night in the fog.

Their path is a difficult one – they must try to determine its resting location as it was last seen o I have finished yet eleniym re-read of The Ruby KnightMr. To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up. By using this eleniym, you agree to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy.

Apr 01, Chris Van Dyke rated it it was ok. In Lamorkand, one landowner might mercilessly lay siege to another for forty years over the smallest of infractions.

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There don’t seem to be any dvid of any importance to give depth or breadth to the story or the characters. Sparhawk, Sephrenia, Flute and davud allies seek to eddinggs Ehlana and their land. The novel itself describes it as “cruel, rigid, unforgiving and smugly self-righteous” by Sephrenia, a follower of a polytheistic competing religion, and the Elene religion never is more than that. Jun 15, Athimar rated it really liked it. Jul eeddings, Myranda rated it it was amazing.

By a slightly odd mixture of subtlety and brute force, they gain access to the inner room – but not without the loss of Kurik, Sparhawk’s squire and friend. Looking forward to finishing it up with The Sapphire Rose! Whereas the third book feels much more solid and deals with politics and armed strategy.


The Diamond Throne begins with Sparhawk, a knight of the Pandion Order, arriving back home from ten years of enforced exile. Plot conundrums that are solved by literal eleniumm ex machinas. 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 Now for the first time in one thrilling volume-the three magical novels that make up David Eddings’s epic fantasy Eddijgs Elenium.

It’s a stereotypical trope of fantasy to tell stories in trilogies, but davir all stories need a trilogy to be told. D Brilliant stuff and highly recommended! Kurik’s acknowledgment of Talen p. It’s a damned amazing thing, and yet it’s just sprung out as one of those gods from the machine. Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read.

I think I’ll send her to a nunnery for the rest of her life. In SeptemberDel Ray books released all three novels of the Elenium series in a single, trade paperback volume. It made reading their dialogue a bit hard, because they all speak the same way. Upon her return to full health she immediately lays claim to Sparhawk – much to his embarrassment.

I remember being very impressed with myself at the time. The characters are pretty standard, but their dialog makes them more interesting. Sep elrnium, Joe rated it it was amazing Shelves: Vaelin Al Sorna’s life changes for ever the day his father abandons him at the gates of eleniuj Sixth Order, a secretive military arm of the Faith.

Despite the fact that the characters are shallow and one dimensional I enjoyed reading about them.