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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The Count Ghasek storyline was a bit of a tough one. So ultimately what is bad about these books. But that’s what it is: I had heard good things about this series, so I picked it up. The writing style is nice and simple so it was pretty easy to read through. I will admit that I enjoyed Eddings’ Belgariad series just a touch more than the Elenium, but still worth the time to delve into another of Eddings’ wonderfully created worlds! So, the short version is, if you like quests, swords, true love, magic and knights, read this.

D Though this is not to say that The Diamond Throne is not completely packed out with events and world building you can see why three books were needed to get this world started! There are some religious and philosophical leanings, but for the most part these serve to underscore elements of the story. Thank you for taking the time to write a review on this book, it really makes a difference and helps readers to find their perfect book.

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

See all 3 questions about The Elenium…. I ended up concentrating on the core group of adventurers and glossed over details of who they were speaking to.

In the end of the novel, characters admit that the god of the Elenes is just as real as the Syric’s pantheon, which then questions the religious structure of the world even more. That saurian fellow on the right confounds me.


The last bit that I neither liked or disliked, is that the church in this book that plays a significant role in the series resembles the Christian faith in too many ways to discount the similarities.

He was flushing the fuel tank of the car with water when he lit a piece of paper and threw into the puddle to test if it was still flammable. On the other hand, although he tried to write this, he didn’t do a great job of it. Then I explained to him that I’d rather he didn’t do it any more. The icing on the cake of the portrayal of religion in the novel is the nation of Rendor.

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

eddints After rereading it The dialog in this book is probably the best thing about it. Books by David Eddings. Ehlana, Queen of Elenia, has been poisoned. Along the way Eddings develops other charismatic characters and introduces more of his Church and of the different Gods that co-exist in this Universe.

Eddings’ skill with worldbuilding and with characterization are on high show here, with clever asides, playful banter, and national stereotypes.

He I find reviewing the Elenium rather difficult. Sparhawk, Knight and Queen’s Champion, has returned to Elenia after ten years of exile, only to find young Queen Ehlana trapped in a crystalline cocoon.


The Ruby Knight

Will he finally make it. The friendships they’ve weaved are most amusing, and it’s fun to see them working through the little predicaments they get themselves into. The Elenium follows the same classic fantasy structure as the Belgariad and the Malloreon.

The characters don’t discover the explanation, someone ddavid out of nowhere and just explains everything.

Elenijm Elenium, les aventure de Sparhawk le chevalier sorcier. I like the buildup to the big reveal in the last chapter avoiding a spoiler here. It definitely ends on a cliff hanger, so be prepared to read the next two books. The character voice issue wasn’t quite as bad as I found it to be in Eddings’ The Elder Godsbut it was close. I finally gave in and traded my used hardcovers for this single-volume version just to save some shelf space, but I’ve read these books probably a dozen times each – so this is a very jaded review.


Putting it bluntly, David Eddings is not a good writer. To view it, click here. It could destroy the world. We have Church Knights and Church soldiers and they don’t really like each other,it’s a political thing. D As in The Diamond Throne the davd 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!

The Elenium is an entertaining read and a worthy place for any young reader to spend a few days of their life. I loved every second of it! The rest was like wading through molasses. The characters did tye little on their own, except roam from place to place killing people. Many thanks to my good friend Eric Martin-Magee for introducing me to the series.

The Elenium – Wikipedia

He seeks to bring all of humanity under his rule – dest Eddings writes High Fantasy with Capital Letters, evenwith all the tropes and archetypes thereof — there aren’t any surprises here.

Kal Torak, by contrast, was a glorified form of Vader. I love the characters and their friendships. Sparhawk is a bit of a bad-ass. He sets out on a highly political and violent quest to rout out who is behind her mysterious illness and thwart those people that would want to usurp her throne.