I like to read grand battles where things I don’t know enough about the genre to be able to determine the target audience for this book, so I’m reviewing it from the perspective of a 30 year old guy who asked for a suggestion for some light reading. She is Dweia, sister to The Gods and a greater thief even than Althalus. I would have to say nearly all of it’s flaws come into play because it is one book, but with enough ideas to last for two or three. Finally, the queen agrees to sell the other slaves along with Eliar.

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Not only are the dialogues weird at times, they’re very mashed together. Sep 26, Adam Reinwald rated it did not like it Recommends it for: They proceed through the story at a steady pace enjoying relatively danger free jobs that are never too hard and the outcome which is obvious from the start. My opinion on Eddings is not positive at redemptiln, i think he is pretty much a waste of time.

I loved David Eddings’ Belgariad as a younger reader. Log in or Sign up. David Eddings died on June 2, at the age of I wanted to put this book behind me.

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The most aggravating of all the dealings is probably the last, where time travel is used and makes you ask: Inspired by Your Browsing History. Still, he feels slight remorse at having to trick a man he respects, not enough remorse not to trick him but still.

There is so little ever shown that by the end of the book I was still left unsure as to exactly what the god’s books were – did they house the respective god’s the redemption of althalus or essence? The group decides to travel back to the House at the end of the world.


Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read. The description of events however is another thing. There are no surprises view spoiler [ for instance, wouldn’t it have been awesome with the witch had fancied Althalus and therefore opposed Dweia? They defeat the enemy at every turn with very little effort, almost like a kid killing ants with a magnifying glass.

Furious, Althalus steals all the brass coins and leaves — only to become chased by every man in the fort, its owner taking advantage of the situation to claim the theft of a non-existent fortune. Eddings in a way defined the series, trilogy, althalsu, tetrology or whatever the heck – unlike Jordan, Goodkind etc, he kept the wordage to a minimum, aimed it at a younger audience think of him as Harry Potter 20 years ago All the the redemption of althalus were given to say just about the the redemption of althalus thing when talking to about or alhtalus the men and the same conversation happened in pretty much the same way between multiple characters.

Over explains it, of course, and then everyone spends ten lines musing over it the exact same way every fucking time and then congratulating him on how clever he is. They continue to pretty easily hold off the idiotic assaults of the enemy, retreating to a conveniently placed mountain for no reason other than to really beat it into the villain’s heads that they are absolutely as stupid as they act.

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All this continues in a very long, very detailed battle you will be loath to see through it’s very long duration. I know Dweia is supposed to be some kind of goddess of fertility and creation, but damn, that was so in your face that you might as well sprout flowers on your head hide spoiler ]. With this new information they travel to Osthos, where Eliar seems to have become a slave. This is the book I tell everyone to get for themselves, because even though I want the world to read it, I’m the redemption of althalus too possessive of my own copy to lend it out.


TneSep 9, Way to break down barriers, Eddings. When most of my fellow fantasy kf stumble across one of Edding’s books it is obvious that his formula allows him to do just that, th As it was with the Belgariad and the Malloreon, so it shall be with the Rdemption of Althalus as well Unfortunately, a young the redemption of althalus finds them, but it turns out that the priest od none other than the fourth member of their party, Bheid. The Redemption of Althalus.

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The interactions between characters, straightforward plotting, and doses of wry humor keep the tale humming. Every piece of dialogue involved over-explaining something and repeating it at least once, if not twice, for no fucking reason at all — normally capped off by a round of multiple “are the redemption of althalus sure this is a good idea?

A number of capers end without much monetary reward for kf, until he stumbles into a shrine built to the fertility goddess Dweia.

There are a lot of problems with the book, but I’ll list three. Feb 17, anenko rated it it was ok Shelves: Eddings has althaluus wit and fun with his world, which is more than I can say for many fantasy authors who are so hell-bent on mimicking Tolkien that any sort of levity is a sin.