The Elenium: The Diamond Throne The Ruby Knight The Sapphire Rose [David Eddings] on *FREE* shipping on qualifying offers. Now for the first . 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. Now for the first time in one thrilling volume–the three magical novels that make up David Eddings’s epic fantasy The Elenium. In an ancient.
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Thanks for telling us about the problem. Return to Book Page. After a long spell of exile, Sparhawk, Pandion Knight and the Queen’s champion returns to native land to find it overrun with evil and intrigue – and his young queen greviously ill. Indeed, Ehlana lies magically entombed within a block of crystal, doomed to die unless a cure can be found within a year. Mass Market Paperbackpages.
Published June 13th by Del Rey Books first published The Elenium 1Sparhawk Universe 1. To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up. To ask other readers questions about The Diamond Throneplease sign up. Is there any romance in the book? Aoife Some, but it’s not explicit. Sparhawk refers to a woman as his mistress and it’s clear that they were sleeping together, but there are no details.
See 1 question about The Diamond Throne…. Lists with This Book. Dec 27, Dirk Grobbelaar rated it really liked it Shelves: Sparhawk is a bit of a bad-ass. So is his horse, Faran. Don’t ever stand in his way. Sparhawk has a zero tolerance approach to BS which is immensely refreshing and enjoyabl ‘You’d better get ready to ride, Sparhawk. Sparhawk has a zero tolerance approach to BS which is immensely refreshing and enjoyable. The Diamond Throne is a no-nonsense tale.
The elenikm style on display here is sometimes a bit elneium and without literary flourish, but it seems to suit the story and especially the protagonist rather well. Ah, the tried and tested recipe for a fantasy story. Eddings seems to have struck gold with Sparhawk, because I was willing to forgive all kinds of faults.
Eddings, it seems, was somewhat hot property in the s, alongside the likes of Raymond E. The bantering between the characters, and especially the knights of the different orders, is deftly dealt with. Arrows, large rocks, burning pitch – that sort of thing. There are some religious and philosophical leanings, but for the most part these serve to underscore elements of the story.
Then I explained to him that I’d rather he didn’t do it any more. He got the idea almost immediately. For literary merit, cleverness and all that jazz: View all 5 comments. Dec 19, Jim rated it really liked it Shelves: I’ve probably read this 4 or 5 times. Sparhawk is a great character, a battered knight, but his horse Faran is my favorite. It’s daavid to see a horse as a eleinum.
More authors should do this.
The Elenium: The Diamond Throne / The Ruby Knight / The Sapphire Rose
David Eddings’ Belgariad series is what first gave me my love of reading, especially of fantasy, so I always have a soft spot for anything he has written and this book is no exception. Although I think the Belgariad is better I thoroughly enjoyed this book.
Sir Sparhawk, a Knight of the Pandion order has returened to Elenia after 10 years of being exciled to find that the young queen, Ehlena, is sick and dying, betrayed by a corrupt Churchman who has lofty ambitions and her bastard cousin. It is David Eddings’ Belgariad series is what first gave me my love of reading, especially of fantasy, so I always have a soft spot for anything he has written and this book is no exception.
It is up to Sparhawk to try and find a cure for her illness, with the help of his friends and fellow knights, as well as a thief and a girl-child, before Queen Ehlena dies and the world is thrown into an age of darkness. What I love about David Eddings is that he creates such likable characters, reading about Sparhawk, Kurik, Kalten and company is always very entertaining, the banter between them all is funny and seems to be one of his key tools in chracterization.
However, the characters to bare a resemblance to his characters in the Belgariad, the story is also quite similar. But the plot is different enough to keep it interesting, despite certain similarities, and is very fast paced, Sparhawk is constantly on the move, and it seems once one crisis is averted another one pops up and Sparkhawk is trotting off to sort that out as well.
The Elenium: The Diamond Throne / The Ruby Knight / The Sapphire Rose by David Eddings
This is a fun read, it isn’t a dark and involved fantasy, but rather a great adventure story full of knights and magic. This review has been hidden because it contains spoilers. To view it, click here. The Diamond Throne kicks off with a bang with the main character returning after a ten year unjust exile at the behest of the new Queen with only one little snag in that the queen has taken seriously ill and had had to put into a form of stasis and this begins a quest to find a cure for the young Queen!
D Though there are also the parties responsible for poisoning intent on causing trouble which of course leads to all sorts of attempted upsets, daring do’s, plenty of clenched teeth and grim chi The Diamond Throne kicks off with a bang with the main character returning after a ten year unjust exile at the behest of the new Queen with only one little snag in that the queen has taken seriously ill and had had to put into a form of stasis and this begins a quest to find a cure for the young Queen!
D Though there are also the parties responsible for poisoning intent on causing trouble which of course leads to all sorts of attempted upsets, daring do’s, plenty of clenched teeth and grim chins! D Characterisation is excellent with all the characters having distinctly different personalities which results in a lot of humour that ties in with all the action and creates a brilliant set of situations and interactions that will keep you guessing which the way things are going g to go with the plot!
D There are also parts where it appear that the characters are having a bit of a holiday which again adds to the tone of the book! D The Diamond Throne does a great job of setting up the world of The Elenium with us been introduced to the order of the various Knights as well as the political structure that is heavily based on mediaeval Europe’s feudal culture that with a few more democratic processes in place!
But this adds to a great cambers for the adventures of the characters throughout the book which leads to encounters with many people from different nations as well as giving an opportunity to explore the past history of the world and some the major events that happened to edvings formed the societies and Nations!
D The characters are all really well depicted as being different from each other with no characters actually feeling like hot copies of the other and all the characters regardless of rank, or how often they peer, seems to be lacking in three-dimensional characterisation which leads to some great interactions between them and really adds to the feel of the book especially when the characters are in conflict with each other but the come together in order to overcome the obstacles are often thrown in their way!
You also get to see a lots of the past history of the land and the characters which also adds to the overall palimpsest that is depicted throughout the book! D Throughout the book you can see in and detect that there is a much bigger plotline going on and this is obviously the set up for the later books showing very clearly that there is a lot more going on very at first see in this opening book!
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! This all adds to a adventure which never lets up at all for a second with the characters getting into once great after another! D Face paced, lots of humour, great plot, world building and noble questing! Nov 30, Catherine Ford rated it it was amazing Shelves: The Diamond Throne is the first book in the Elenium series, and trust me it is amazing!
This is possibly one of my most favourite books! I love absolutely everything about it!
David Eddings is more well known for his Bolgariad series, The Diamond Throne is the first book in the Elenium series, and trust me it is amazing! David Eddings is more well known for his Bolgariad series, which is a coming of age Epic Fantasy. The Elenium is unique in that it is not a coming of age series.
The characters are already old and seasoned. To be honest, I found the Elenium to be a much better series than The Bolgariad. The characters have more depth, the story has more layers and subplots. The magic system is more complex and the religious structure is eleniym unique and multilayered. The creatures are also more interesting. This series is action packed and often quite gorey.
The Diamond Throne begins with Sparhawk, a knight of the Pandion Order, arriving back home from ten years of enforced exile. His arrival is in the dark and the wet, a perfect setting! Sparhawk is already middle aged, cinical and world weary, he edings unattractive and far from your usual kind of hero. He is loyal to the crown and his Knightly Order, but his moral cumpus is often somewhat skewed and his behaviour not very Noble.
He is however a character that you instantly like, he has flaws, he has made mistakes in the past and continues to make them. He is a steadfast friend, he shows kindness to those in need. When Sparhawk has a purpose, he will do everything in his power to fulfil it.
To read my full review please click: Jan 02, Denise rated it liked it Recommends it for: David Eddings is comfort reading of the highest order okay, I will admit that I stopped reading him after a certain point, but this series was before that point, so! Eddings writes High Fantasy with Capital Letters, evenwith all the tropes and archetypes thereof — there aren’t any surprises h David Eddings is comfort reading of the highest order okay, I will eleniuum that I stopped reading him after a certain point, but this series was before that point, so!
Eddings writes High Fantasy with Capital Letters, evenwith all the tropes and archetypes thereof — there aren’t any surprises here.
And this is surprisingly slow-moving for the first book in a new world; he spends a lot of time setting up structures and relationships that would have been pretty obvious in context, and he’s always had a little bit of a problem with over-expositing. I suspect that it would actually be vavid for a reader who’s familiar with the genre davis pick up book two, start there, and be perfectly fine.
It isn’t that the book itself moves slowly, but that it takes a long time for many of the elements of the larger plot to come into play. On the other hand, the characters are archetypically-familiar without being cardboard cutouts, the main character’s just a darling, and even though Eddings’s prose is clunky in places, his ability to juggle multiple strands of plot is a delight to watch on a technical level and just plain interesting on the readerly level.
If you’re looking for an old-familiar-friend series, give this one a try.
As archetypical High Fantasy goes, this one’s a keeper. Dosadna i predvidiva knjiga sa dosadnim i predvidivim likovima koji rade dosadne i predvidive stvari. Dec 11, Michael Cairns rated it really liked it Shelves: