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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Overall, if you are a fan of Tolkien-esque epic fantasy I would recommend this book.

The Diamond Throne by David Eddings

Elenes ARE logical and have a rigid, unyielding religion. Eddings’ skill with worldbuilding and with characterization are on high show here, with clever asides, playful banter, and national stereotypes. The Diamond Throne is a no-nonsense tale. Eddings doesn’t have a ton of range in either his characters or his dialogue, and while this is not the same as the Belgariad at all mostly in that it’s an R-rated series – lots of blood and guts and even some sex, or at least the implication of sex it’s particularly jarring when he re-uses lines of dialogue.

The diamond will keep Queen Ehlana alive for up to 12 months while a cure is found. It felt more like a couple weeks.

The plot of the books revolves around Sparhawk, a knight of the Pandion order of the church who starts off exiled to a distant land. My oldest daughter loved them and we could talk about them at a time we couldn’t talk about anything. A similar treatment occurred to the Tamuli series in Sparhawk was a good character who somehow lost his way. Overall, I enjoyed the book, though I cringed a lot. This is either my 3rd or 4th reading.

Oct 24, Ava rated it it was amazing. Flute speaks and at the end reveals who she really is. Sephrenia and the others manage to cure Lady Belina, though she has been rendered hopelessly mad by destroying the idol which was controlling her power.

The Sapphire Rose They are able to heal the queen.

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

I can’t put my finger on the specifics. The down side it that it can be a long old read, especially when it is the second of 2 books you have going and you are limited in your reading time. 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. The writing is not for the faint-hearted, it can be difficult to understand and keep up with the strategies at times and I felt every now and again I had to read a passage twice to really figure out what they were doing.


It weighs in at pages; the cover is orange in colour and features an image of Sparhawk kneeling down before Queen Ehlana who is sitting on dwvid throne.

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! We have Church Knights and Church soldiers and they don’t really like each other,it’s a dacid thing. Reread so many times, Still amazing. She was eight when Sparhawk left. Since this is an omnibus, I’ll review each of the three books separately—mostly because I won’t be reading all three back-to-back—and then average the star ratings.

The Diamond Throne (The Elenium, #1) by David Eddings

It could destroy the world. Don’t get me wrong, it is a necessary part of the story line and I wouldn’t have changed a thing, but there were times my mind would make connections between the two inadvertently. Sparhawk and his companions follow Ghwerig to his secret cave hidden in the mountains of Thalasia.

When a fantasy book is openly mocked by a 14 year old, you know its bad. Eddings is not the best fantasy author alive but he is very good at what he does and that is writing appealing and entertaining fantasy books for reader of all ages. There were a few little niggles that part of me just can’t get past. The Elenium focuses on a Knight called Sparhawk and his travels to save his young and very beautiful queen, who is encased in diamond to keep her alive.


Perhaps most seriously, he’s unable to fully commit to the grimdark, and the natural buoyancy of his work, floating back whenever not held down to a bubbly sort of smug ‘what a lark’ nonchalance, undermines the better and more serious bits.

I don’t think these issues totally detract from the entertainment value of the books, but they do stick out to me after all these rereads, and I don’t have the patience – or maybe the obliviousness – I did when I was The series consists of three volumes:.

I enjoyed the first book of the Elenium in the way that I enjoy reading about a good story, but this is a great example of classic high fantasy that is more plot driven than character driven. Sparhawk is a bit of a bad-ass. After finding King Sarak’s grave they learn that the crown had not been buried with him.

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What I love about Eddings’ writing is that h This version is an omnibus of all three books in the trilogy. The Ruby Knight The Elenium: They reach the city of Zemoch, and find the temple which contains the mud idol to which Azash is confined.

I have no issue with Eddings depiction of morality in the novel: Much of this was sped up with a couple vignettes during stops to describe the heros as they worked their way across the land. I was rather disappointed. If you are a slow reader the book may lack urgency. The Diamond Throne introduces us to Sparhawk, the seminal character of the series. The characters did very little on cavid own, eleium roam from place to place killing people.

Temptress of the Flame Wade Kakoschke 8. Sparhawk and friends have to find a cure before time runs out. Please try again later.

Like On Basilisk Stationthe humor is a bit too on-the-nose, the protagonists are a bit too capable, and the author relishes showing antagonists getting their comeuppance.