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The Elenium: The Diamond Throne The Ruby Knight The Sapphire Rose [David Eddings] on *FREE* shipping on qualifying offers. Now for the first . 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. Now for the first time in one thrilling volume–the three magical novels that make up David Eddings’s epic fantasy The Elenium. In an ancient.

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I feel like I wrote a lot of criticism here. 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.

They reach the city of Zemoch, and find the temple esdings contains the mud idol to which Azash is confined. No trivia or quizzes yet.

David Westwynter, a British sold If you haven’t read anything by Da Reread this book for what may be the sixth or seventh time. View all 3 comments. Sir Sparhawk, a Knight of the Pandion order has returened to Elenia after 10 years dlenium being exciled to find that the young queen, Ehlena, is sick and dying, betrayed by a corrupt Churchman who has lofty ambitions and her bastard cousin.

Reread this book for what may be the sixth or seventh time. Other books in the series. Seriously, if it wouldn’t involve reading 13 books, I would tell everyone to read these just for the unintentional humour value. So, the short version elwnium, if you like quests, swords, true love, magic and knights, read this. I think I’ll have to stand by the past tense “held,” in my opening sentence, as far as that high regard is concerned.

Eddings’ skill with worldbuilding and with characterization are on high show here, with clever asides, playful banter, and national stereotypes. It got hard to tell them apart after a while, except by their labels.


I finally gave in and traded my used hardcovers for this single-volume version just to save edxings shelf space, but I’ve read these books probably a dozen times each – so this is a very jaded review.

David Eddings died on June 2, at the age of Want to Read saving…. He was flushing the fuel tank of the car with water when he lit a piece of paper and threw into the puddle to test if it was still flammable.

The Diamond Throne by David Eddings

Subtlety is not Eddings’ strong point. Sparhawk has a zero tolerance approach to BS which is immensely refreshing and enjoyable. Return to Book Page. Overall I had fun reading it. Don’t ever stand in his way. Oh, I take that back – I liked Sparhawk’s horse, Faran, too! D Characterisation is excellent with all the characters having distinctly different personalities which results in a lot of humour that ties in with all the action and creates a brilliant set of situations and interactions that will keep you guessing which the way things are going g to go with the plot!

The characters are pretty standard, but their dialog makes them more interesting. The Diamond Throne kicks off with a bang with the main character returning after a ten year unjust exile at the behest of the new Queen with only one little snag in that the queen has taken seriously ill and had had to put into a form of stasis and this begins a quest to find a cure for the young Queen! Eddings writes spectacular characters as always and finally the plot is thickening.

A self serving corrupt churchman seeking a powerful post is to blame. Thanks for telling us about the problem. Fan de fantasy et d’aventure. The characters did very little on their own, except roam from place to place killing people.

davjd Sephrenia and the others manage to cure Lady Belina, though she has been rendered hopelessly mad by destroying the idol which was controlling her power. Dec 19, Jim rated it really liked it Shelves: After curing the Queen of her illness, the knights ride for Chyrellos to prevent the Primate of Cimmura from ascending the throne of Archprelate.

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The girl Flute dives into the chasm only to rise out again with the Bhelliom and depositing it into Sparhawk’s hands, thereby revealing her true identity as Aphrael, Child-Goddess of Styricum. He is loyal to the crown and his Knightly Order, but his moral cumpus is often somewhat skewed and his behaviour not very Noble. Watch for the low flying Mary Sues that come at you from every corner and enjoy the guilty pleasure reading for what it is.

Sparhawk and his companions will face monstrous foes and evil creatures on their journey, but even greater dangers lie in wait: You will not regret your time in Eosia, or later going to Daresia for the Tamuli.

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The Elenium: The Diamond Throne / The Ruby Knight / The Sapphire Rose by David Eddings

And we find out he is also the Queen’s Champion. Many moons ago I read the Belgaria There is something immensely satisfying about complete editions. 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.

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

It was also a fast-read. Also, holding off on revealing the fact that Sparhawk is Anakha, the one creature in all the world eddins 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.