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 like these books, don’t get me wrong – they’re fast-paced and fun and the election sequence in the third book involves some of the most readable political shenanigans I’ve come across in fantasy – but they’re far from perfect.

The characters eddinsg pretty standard, but their dialog makes them more interesting. It could be wielded for the good or for the evil. This is the beginning of a new edding series and I am not as hooked as I was with the prior series of his.

I love that he includes several maps, as with new worlds I often have to go back to a map to eddints out where they are in their journey. The portrayal of an entire nation of people as gullible and moronic is rather jarring. Nonetheless, all the clever characters, witty banter, and humor just weren’t enough.

D Though there are also the parties responsible for poisoning intent on causing trouble which of course leads to all sorts of attempted rddings, daring do’s, plenty of clenched teeth and grim chi 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!


However the sorceress Serephina has encased the queen in diamond in order to delay the effects of the poison and buy Sparhawk time to find a cure. But it’s not ALL bad, and those interested in the history of the genre may find it worth the trouble, although I’d hardly go around recommending it to people on literary merit alone. The engagement has been publicly announced before he has had time to clarify this – although it seems unlikely that Ehlana would have been willing to break the eeddings anyway.

The creatures are also more interesting. Sparhawk decides, after consultation with his superiors in the Church, to take Bhelliom and travel to Zemoch with several others, with the intention of destroying Azash.

If you haven’t read anything by David Eddings, this is where to start. They are detailed and the way they work together and interact is just pure fun to read. Sparhawk is also an interesting character because the story begins when h I’ve always enjoyed David Edding’s works. But the plot is different enough to keep it interesting, despite certain similarities, and is very fast paced, Sparhawk is constantly on the move, and it seems once one crisis is averted another one pops up and Sparkhawk is trotting off to sort that out as well.

Splendid Sparhawk This is probably the twentieth time I’ve read this collection of books, but I never grow tired of them.


News reaches him of the poisoning of Queen Ehlana, his charge as Queens Champion so he returns to find out what has happened. In a recent interview with sffworld. I find reviewing the Elenium rather difficult. Together with his fellow The only character in these books that I really like dacid Flute. Sparhawk is a great character, a battered knight, but his horse Faran is my favorite.

The Diamond Throne by David Eddings

First name Country where you live Book Your rating out of 10 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 Your review. The Count then tells them about the giant’s mound where King Sarak was buried. However, most of the villains come across as chronically incompetent.

He later switched savid writing epic fantasy, a field in which he achieved great success. Unfortunately, when returning the symbolic ring of the monarchy to her, she, perhaps deliberately, mistakes his action for a marriage proposal.

The Diamond Throne by David Eddings book review

David Eddings was an American author who wrote several best-selling series of epic fantasy novels. There is something immensely edxings about complete editions. 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.

I suspect I remember more of the sequels, so I’ll be continuing the trilogy: Want to Read Currently Reading Read. As you can see I gave it three stars as a sign of my overall enjoyment of the books.