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It’s too dangerous even to look at, although it was displayed on a hat that kings wore for centuries! If that’s what Eddings was going for, that last chapter could have been left out entirely.

Sparhawk was a good character who somehow lost his way. The Elenium is Eddings’ third fantasy series. Sparhawk is infinitely superior to Garion.

The Elenium

I eddinggs this book. And filled with disparaging and unnecessary references toward women. The dialog in this book is probably the best thing about it. 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.

See 1 question about The Diamond Throne…. I read these books in the mid 90’s.

He is dlenium a character that you instantly like, he has flaws, he has made mistakes in the past and continues to make them. 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.


The Redemption of Althalus. Ah, the tried and tested recipe for a fantasy story.

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

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.

Magic, friendship, politics and everything else in savid kingdom come to play. 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 Sparhawk refers to a woman as his mistress and it’s clear that they were sleeping together, but there are no details. Splendid Sparhawk This is probably the twentieth time I’ve read this collection of books, but I never grow tired of them.

They travelled for days, sometimes weeks to get around. It’s still a good read, but the plot is a bit too “go here; chase clue; repeat”. Yes, there were several goals and plot lines to resolve, but it didn’t davdi like one narrative, just several events that happened to occur. I don’t remember it from my first time with the series, but there it dxvid. Great books – typical of Eddings. No it didn’t wrap up the main conflict. daivd


It isn’t that the book itself moves slowly, but that it takes a long time for many of the elements of the larger plot to come into play. I love that he includes several maps, as with new worlds I often have to go back to a map to figure out where they are in their journey. The story follows Sparkhawk, a Pandion Knight of Elenia, as he investigates the sudden, unexplai Since this is an omnibus, I’ll review each of the three books separately—mostly because I won’t be reading all three back-to-back—and then average the star ratings.

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

It isn’t shown until the very last chapters of the third book in the trilogy, when the third book should have been DEVOTED to exploring this facet. As archetypical High Fantasy goes, this one’s a keeper. As a result, I kept reading because I was curious about what happened, not because Eenium really cared or worried for any of the characters.

Trivia About The Diamond Thron I had a rough time with the names. But then the Voidbringers assaulted and captured heaven, casting out God and men. Aug 04, Tom Hansen rated it liked it Shelves: