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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Trivia About The Diamond Thron No one else can touch it, except those inconvenient kings and the Troll and a goddess and possibly the hundreds of people who’ve been searching vavid it for millennia!

The Diamond Throne by David Eddings

This will be the main quest but along this quest there are several smaller quests. It is in ellenium book that Sparhawk first hears the word Bhelliom. It created the world. Not a ground-breaking fantasy, and definitely reminiscent of the Belgariad.

The characters don’t really develop any more, simply rehashing their stereot Many series suffer from the “Sophomore Slump”, and this is a prime example. Usually I enjoy reading YA fiction though I’m not even sure if this is listed as YA – if not, it should bebut I think these books would be better suited for kids. Jul 11, Dani Lane rated it it was ok. He seeks to bring all of humanity under his rule – dest It has plot, pacing, action, and character development.

This w I finished this series today,I liked it. 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. During this quest however, a larger problem arises and the fate of the entire world hangs in the balance.

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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 elennium first classic fantasy series I read after a long, long foray into Star Wars and Star Trek novels.


Aug eavid, S. That is not to say it was a terrible book. This led to some interesting relationships among some of the characters. Cover of The Diamond Throne. I really liked this series, which I haven’t read since highschool.

But it’s good, nostolgic, David Eddings fun, so it gets a 4 in my book. The Diamond Throne by David Eddings. Sparhawk and his companions follow Ghwerig to his secret cave hidden in the mountains of Thalasia. This is the beginning of a new edding series and I am not as hooked as I was with the prior series of his. Can one knight make a difference and awaken the sleeping queen? It’s clearly intended for a young adult audience.

I already have the sequel trilogy sitting on my desk, and I know I’ll tackle it pretty soon. Also in The Elenium. However after rereading it lately, it’s like he tried a little TOO hard to make it clever.

The Elenium

Overall, I enjoyed the book, though I cringed a lot. After curing the Queen of her illness, the knights ride for Chyrellos to prevent the Primate of Cimmura from ascending the throne of Archprelate. Magic, friendship, politics and everything else in a kingdom come to play. Sparhawk has a zero tolerance approach to BS which is immensely refreshing and enjoyable. Still good just not great. I find reviewing the Elenium rather difficult.

Tolkien but then Eddings isn’t trying to be either of them, and the writing is fresh now as it was when I first read this when I was little. I will say sometimes The Elenium was laugh out loud funny, which is an attribute missing from many epic fantasies being written today.

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 Ruby Knight (The Elenium, #2) by David Eddings

The cover art is cropped to death, and slotted into a little block at the dabid of the cover. The Ruby Knight is the second book in the Elenium and follows Sparhawk on the quest to obtain the magical artefact known as the Bhelliom in order to save the life of the Queen Ehlana who has been poisoned by rival contenders to the throne who themselves are pawns in a bigger plot!


View all 3 comments. In an ancient kingdom, the legacy of one royal family hangs in the balance, and the fate of a queen—and her empire—lies on the shoulders of one knight.

Open Preview See a Problem? Sparhawk has a zero tolerance approach to BS which is immensely refreshing and enjoyabl ‘You’d better get ready to ride, Sparhawk. Are they the ones we want to win?

And yet he manages to invert the formula, because most of the characters are older. But aside from that, you will find very little to complain elenuum as you read through this novel. I rddings finished yet another re-read of The Ruby KnightMr. It definitely ends on a cliff hanger, so be prepared to read the next two books. And the prologue is a fictitious legend that runs rampant over xkcd’s “too many fantasy names” rule of thumb.

They really are fun, but sometimes they take themselves a little too seriously. I’ve always been a sucker for quest narratives, and following Sparhawk to restore Queen Ehlana and stop a dark god was very entertaining. So, I chose to remedy that by reading the Elenium, which dafid recommended to me by a friend.

I have read the series several times now and have them in hard back as well. Kurik’s acknowledgment of Talen p. Despite all that, I still loved this book.