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The death-rattle of a once-great author,
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This review is from: The Elder Gods (Dreamers 1) (Paperback)
I once considered David Eddings to be one of the finest Fantasy writers of the modern era - the Belgariad, Mallorean, and Ellenium stand out as gems in an very competitive field. However, the decline that began with the Tamuli is well and truly completed with this latest work. The plot is simply a rehash of other, greater, Eddings works - and it is, to put it mildly, tired. Furthermore, it grows increasingly tenuous as the novel progresses - requiring ever-greater leaps-of-faith from the reader. To top this off, Eddings' has degraded into a patroningly juvenile writing style, with most of the book being taken up with smug, self-congratulating, trite dialogue. Old fans will be most disappointed with The Elder Gods - I simply hope that this book doesn't discourage new readers from trying Eddings' earlier great works.