The Elder Gods: Book One of the Dreamers [David Eddings, Leigh Eddings] on *FREE* shipping on qualifying offers. While most continents float. The Dreamers is the title of a fantasy series by David Eddings and his wife Leigh Eddings. The story revolves around four beings known as The Elder Gods. THE ELDER GODS: Book One of the Dreamers. David Eddings, Author, Leigh Eddings, Joint Author. Warner Aspect $ (p) ISBN.

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Although they initially appear formidable, these creatures are revealed to be slow and stupid, and are easily held back by the defenders. First of all, rddings uses very formal and maybe old type of English that can’t read it fast.

For a long time I looked for fantasy stories that weren’t Lord of the Rings clones.

For other uses, see Elder God. I can’t bear to continue, though. Not only does every other person talking tell a “joke,” everyone talks in the most awkward way possible.

So I decided to skip to the end to see if I could convince myself to keep going based on the ending. Still believing they will find gold, wddings church army engages the minions of the Vlagh.

If it would have been any writer other than Eddings I would never have even finished the first book but I kept expecting it to get better. I hate myself for feeling this way. Books by David Eddings. And dreakers isn’t really any character development or self-discovery that happens in order to justify such a poor plot device.

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In those 32 pages According to the front cover – “Nobody writes modern fantasy like Eddings” Well thank heavens for small mercies say I!

If you are a complete-ist, and are finishing the series because you feel you have to and I include myself in that, the good news is that this is the best book of the four. It is very hard for me to do a negative review of a series by Eddings, but The Dreamers quartet has got to be his worst fantasy series. In those 32 pages I had met 23 named characters. But then those three proceed to do absolutely nothing.

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THE ELDER GODS: Book One of the Dreamers

The book consist of dialogue and all the characters keep repeating the same things over and over. Dreamerw annoyed me as a character throughout most of the book, but at the end, when we get the hint that perhaps it has all been an act, I looked back over the course of the book and suddenly found her much more interesting.

The characterization felt especially caricature-like, like they were all shy children who’d never had sex, or were asha Ok, I am sorry. Jan 16, ms bookjunkie rated it did not like it Shelves: Learn More – opens in a new window or tab International postage and import charges paid to Pitney Bowes Inc.

Any plot set up that is prepared is then thrown away in the space of a few pages with a silly resolution from out of nowhere. The church puts together a large expedition intent on plundering Veltan’s domain and selling its peaceful citizens into slavery. It’s far from new but that doesn’t mean it HAS to be bad. The book felt quite formal. To do so, it is breeding a terrible force borne of monsters and demons. Crystal gorge by David Eddings Paperback 5. And the gods themselves were dull and not that bright.

Which I can apparently do, eddingd do a ereamers, but which never occurred to me. Like the Treasured one, it is divided into sections which give background information on a particular character, and summarizes the story from the first book to the present from the character’s point of view.

Yet, the Pilgrim can’t help feeling sorry for her. Jul 19, Scot Eaton rated it did not like it. If he was going to repeat parts of the story, the dialogue should have either been summarized or important parts should have been repeated verbatim.

Jalkan escapes and returns to The Trogite Empire, where he reconnects with his former friend and partner-in-crime, Adnari Estarg. Before I become too scathing I suppose that I should admit to having come to this book with pre-conceptions.

The only drawback comes from repeated conversations as one character will refer to a previous conversation in near exact detail just a few It has been several years since I read anything by David Eddings and reading this book felt like slipping into a comfortable pair of shoes.


Having been an avid reader of Eddings’ work for a number of years, I bought this series because I assumed that I’d like it. Up until this book, I thought David Eddings could do no wrong. And I would not direct a first timer to these.

She’s keen on experimenting with her powers, creating a secret chamber in her palace and attempting to create a miniature sun, dotes on her Dreamer Lillabeth and the seals that live along her coast, and gets on well enough with her siblings.

The Dreamers

The worst thing was that when the same part of freamers story would be re-told from another character’s perspective, the dialogue would change! It wasn’t worth it. The story moves quickly and is engaging. Instead, it had all the other character’s telling each other what another character had done.

See other items More After he left I went bouncing to the back office of our store where the store manager just shook her head and laughed at my enthusiasm. For additional information, see the Global Shipping Programme terms and conditions – opens in a new window or tab This amount includes applicable customs duties, taxes, brokerage and other fees. Please enter a number less than or equal to 2.

The Younger Gods (The Dreamers, #4) by David Eddings

I don’t know whether to carry on in horrified fascination and spoil my memories of Garion, or give up now. Whenever the mortals meet a dead end, the gods would walk in and break the wall. The same is true of the finale with an over simple ending then made even worse with a final chapter undoing everything and making you wonder why Eddings even bothered.

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