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Eddings posted 25 April 2006 in Literature DiscussionEddings by Curethan, Didact

Yup, read the Belgarriad when I was about 12 and thought it was great. I still have fond memmories of the characters and situations, however...
As one of the earlier fantasy series that was both popular and enduring, it has been ripped off almost as much as the LotR. And there is no worse perpatrator of this than Mr Eddings himself. I read the Mallorean (that is the sequel series, isn't it) about 10 years after and was stunned that he would bother to write the same series again. (I kept having dreams where the characters would commit suicide after realizing the inanity of their existance.)

And the Redemption of Althalus was just plain horrible. Characters without motivation, and a plot more precictable that a saturday morning cartoon. view post


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