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Postby Lady Vetinari » Sat Feb 21, 2009 12:03 pm

I love this author. He is the reason why I am into fantasy books, as he has a great sense of humour, along with the epic scale of LotR with feisty women, and great story telling skills, I can't find fault with his books, which is odd because I can find fault with a lot of things.

If it wasn't for David I wouldn't have even gone near Terry Pratchett!

If you have not read his Belgariad I suggest you do so. My favourite character is a man called Silk. Read and find out why.
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Postby Jan Van Quirm » Sat Feb 21, 2009 1:13 pm

:lol: Silk's great and I think he's my fave Belgariad character - and in the Mallorian as well although I find the Emperor quite intriguing (can't for the life of me remember his name just now)

I dunno with Eddings - David and/or Lynn... They're great at dialogue but sometimes they seem to get a little mired in it and also in their desire for most of their character's to be 'cute' in some way. Maybe that's why Silk and the Emperor are more attractive as they have a deeper and much darker backstory that makes them a little more rounded than other characters perhaps? Anyway the serial books are great reads - very playful and pacey and for people just getting into fantasy are much easier on the eye and the mind than say Tolkien or someone like Stephen Donaldson - will go over to the Comparably Fantastic thread to debate though! :wink:
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Postby chris.ph » Sat Feb 21, 2009 4:58 pm

i can find fault the elder gods series are all the same book repackaged ,their all the same , nowthe mallorean , belgariad , elenium series were all original . myfavourite book is belgarath the sorcerer and favourite character was aldeus
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Postby chris.ph » Sat Feb 21, 2009 5:05 pm

altheus :oops:
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Postby Vena Ravenhaired » Sun Feb 22, 2009 12:17 am

I enjoyes the Belgariad, the Mallorean, the Elenium and the Tamuli, but when they started on the Elder Gods, I found that phrases were being repeated, especially 'be nice', and the characters were basically the same, but just in different clothing and with different names.

I feel that the Eddings' have lost their way.

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Postby NightOwl » Thu Mar 05, 2009 12:36 am

The Belgariad came out when I was a student playing RPGs - Silk was everybody's favourite.

back then, Polgara was quite cool and Durnik was admirable - Mallorean (sp?) the Paladin was a role model for daft players!

Eddings repeated self in the second series, but returned to form with The Ruby Knight or whatever it was called.

I stopped reading pretty much after than series, it just started to seem formulaic.
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Postby Lady Vetinari » Sun Oct 11, 2009 1:20 pm

I hated the Elenium series I didn't even bother reading the ending - got to finish the Elder Gods series but I do prefer that one. I found Elenium a bit too depressing - I did not feel like I was reading Eddings at all ... Elder Gods brought back some of the old style. And that was the style I fell in love with.

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Postby silverjunky » Tue Jan 12, 2010 9:48 pm

Hi, im new, and adding my two cents worth:

I found the eddings books when i was a teenager and loved them, have read them at least once a year since. My favourites are the Belgariad and Mallorean series. Also the Elenium and Tamuli.

Eddings have always written in a faily similar style even to the jokes/cameraderie between characters (in all the books).

I tried the Elder gods and gave up, very sameish all the way through.

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Postby Who's Wee Dug » Tue Jan 12, 2010 11:26 pm

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Postby Tonyblack » Wed Jan 13, 2010 4:32 am

Welcome to the site, silverjunky! :D
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Postby Sjoerd3000 » Wed Jan 13, 2010 10:49 am

welcome to the forum silverjunky :D
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Postby Penfold » Wed Jan 13, 2010 12:23 pm

ImageWelcome from me as well! The Elenium and Tamuli series were my favourite, and I think Sir Sparhawk one of the best of his creations.
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Postby Doughnut Jimmy » Wed Jan 13, 2010 1:48 pm

Welcome Silverjunky! Hope you enjoy the forum.

I'd generally agree with those who sad it all got a bit formulaic, too many sweet little girls :(
But the Belgariad series was great fun to read such a shame it doesn't bear rereading. :(
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Postby chris.ph » Wed Jan 13, 2010 1:58 pm

welcome to the site silverjunky :)
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Postby wicked woman » Sat Feb 06, 2010 1:21 pm

I enjoyed the Belgariad but later books were the same old same old. I wouldn't reread any of them.
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