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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Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read. Want to Read saving…. Want to Read Currently Reading Read. Refresh and try again. Open Preview See a Problem? Thanks for telling us about the problem. Return to Book Page. Ehlana, Queen of Elenia, has been poisoned. A deep enchantment sustains her life, but it will end soon. He and his companions set forth on a dangerous quest to find the antidote before the queen should perish and the peace ends Mass Market Paperbackpages.
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The Diamond Throne (The Elenium, #1) by David Eddings
Lists with This Book. Feb 10, Dirk Grobbelaar rated it liked it Shelves: When provoked, Sparhawk was not the most reasonable of men.
We were ten when we began this search, so now we have to be the same ten every step of the way. Eddings also seems to be foreshadowing events here that will only take place much later. As late as The Tamuli even. Counterpointed with the lighthearted vibe of the dialogue and the story in generalthough, it sometimes comes across as surprisingly dark and violent. Sparhawk is always entertaining though, since his impulses often place him and his friends in some rather awkward situations.
If he goes up against Sparhawk, he’ll be drinking heavenly mead after the first pass. Say it was an accident.
That saurian fellow on the right confounds me. This leaves one possibility: Whoever designed the cover on the Del Rey mass market paperback should be severely chastened chastised. The cover art is cropped to death, and slotted into a little block at the bottom of the cover. It looks ludicrous, since you can only see the top half of the picture, like a child took a scissors to it. View all 3 comments. This review has been hidden because it contains spoilers.
To view it, click here. 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!
D As in The Diamond Throne the pace of the book is relentless as again in The Diamond Throne, which set up the world and events at it were depicted prior to the events in the Elenium, the heroes now have a target and a 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!
D As in The Diamond Throne the pace of the book is relentless as again in The Diamond Throne, which set up the world and events at it were depicted prior to the events in the Elenium, the heroes now have a target and a mission which turns The Ruby Knight into a bit of a on the road fantasy book!
D This again takes the series in a different route to the previous book giving our characters plenty of opportunity to encounter new and strange lands on their quest! D And also gives us a chance to see another site our characters as they pay a visit to various medical professionals for example and end up having to recruit help in a less than heroic fashion!
But this also gets show the levels that they are willing to go to in order to accomplish their goals! D Throughout the book we will to get to see many more of the peoples of as a travel through and also we get some more information on the Troll gods and what their motivations are as well as the Elder Gods and how characters like flute and all of them interact!
We also get to see how all the knightly orders work together and what some of the differences between them are some of them are a little bit more straightlaced than others! D Plus there is also more insight into how the political structures in this world work which the participants are partaking in a very enthusiastic fashion throughout! D Throughout there is much humour with little one-liners that you will often have to take a double look as you are reading along and they are thrown in so randomly that you barely registered on the first time until you see the other characters reactions and this makes for a much funnier road trip through the various lands which makes the perfect set for the action scenes which are end of the seat stuff!
D The action scenes themselves have a brutal efficiency to them when the characters about are plotting to embark on them are calmly plotting the dismemberment of their opposition! D The Ruby Knight is fast-paced, gripping, funny edge of the seat stuff that will keep you up late with one more chapter syndrome as you try to get everything before you certainly go to bed and you will certainly want to have the sequel to hand Seda plunge straight into it as there are many mysteries left at the end!
D Brilliant stuff and highly recommended! Jun 23, Seaskew rated it it was amazing Shelves: I never considered myself a huge fan of fantasy before I started this series. Yeah, I’d pick one up every now and again.
The Diamond Throne
Sure, I like some token fantasy books I might actually hurt myself before the copy to yhe sequel to this book gets to my house in the mail. Eddings defines the term cliffhanger in the most literal way possible.
Flute the goddess walks off a cliff before handing Bhelliom to Sparhawk ON T I never considered myself a huge fan of fantasy before I started this series. As with The Diamond Throne, there’s no lack of plot. The Ruby Knight picks up where its predecessor left off and doesn’t let up for a single page of book. There were moments where, like Sparhawk, I found myself wanting to rush forward, eager as can be, absolutely anxious that I get to the end so that we can see if things really work out.
Beyond that, the characters have become members of my little mental family. I’ve built a nest for them and when something happens that moves me view spoiler [ Kurik acknowledging Talen was a huge moment for me hide spoiler ] I te myself tearing up.
Let me tell you, I’m not a crying kind of girl. But I find myself completely unable to hold back.
For heaven’s sake, I can’t help but smile when we get to see Faran acting up and he’s a horse for sweet pity’s sake. The thing that I think I dvid most about the characters, and the way this is written in general, is that there is a lot of pragmatism. There is chivalry, yes. There is danger and creepy creatures and evil lurking around every corner view spoiler [ and bend slenium the road, and river, and kingdom and shadowy glade and glassy eyed commoner hide spoiler ] but the level of practicality of the characters makes me love them.
Are they the good guys? Are they the ones we want to win? But there’s never a moment we aren’t reminded they are human, fallible and dang it- sometimes cutting an innocent man’s head off us just easier than waiting to see if eleniu, turns out to be a bad guy.
Even the most pious knight doesn’t pull punches about death. As for the series as a whole- I haven’t elwnium a reason to not love it. To be honest, I’ve badgered every person I know who hasn’t read it to pick up the series, davd only so I have someone to talk to about how great it is Aug 18, S.
What can I say? Eddings weaves sddings wildly entertaining tale, with a surly Pandion knight who is not precisely the model of chivalry you would expect as its lead. There is something to be said for the style of writing.
The first couple of lines had me thinking, ‘This is so silly. Yet all the same I was drawn into the world of Sparhawk and company not five sentences in. As a na What can I say? As a narrative, it flows very smoothly from the first book to the second, beginning the narrative right where book one left off.
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The story is exciting and the writing filled with humour that had me chuckling very often. I make no pretence at defending this. I enjoy smart asses and it seems that every character in this book is one at one point or another.
Quite seriously, the writing carries none of the blinding brilliance I admire so much in Steven Eriksonor the depth of J.
Tolkien but then Eedings isn’t trying to be either of them, and the writing is fresh now davif it was when I first read this when I was little. Unfortunately, it does suffer from the Eurocentrism that plagues the fantasy genre, but that would only be problematic if Eddings ever uttered the troubling views of some speculative fiction authors who claim ‘teh wymenz and teh forgeinerz’ are ruining their precious genre dickheads. To my knowledge, Eddings never made such a proposition.
While it would be nice to see a larger world than just the thinly veiled magical Europe presented, doing so would not aid the story in any way, shape or form. As a very quick comfort read, nothing can beat this series. Looking forward to finishing it up with The Sapphire Rose!
If I’d rated this book back when I first read it in the 90’s it would’ve gotten five stars, no doubt. Edddings very fun, and Eddings had this talent for snappy dialog that’s tough to beat. However after rereading it lately, it’s edidngs he tried a little TOO hard to make it daivd.
Maybe that’s what he was going for, who If I’d rated this book back when I first read it in the 90’s it would’ve gotten five stars, no doubt. Maybe that’s what he was going for, who knows. I feel bad to say anything negative about these books, just because I loved them so much back in the day.
They really are fun, but sometimes they take themselves a little too seriously. And as I said for the Diamond Throne: It’s never good when you start e,enium notice things like that, it’s like a public speaker who can’t stop saying “um.
Davir books are quickly becoming addicting and I can’t say that I’m complaining. This one is even better than the first one. I think that it’s partially due to the fact that the characters are more familiar to the reader now, and the story becomes even more compelling as it advances.