- Format: Kindle Edition
- File Size: 2296 KB
- Print Length: 400 pages
- Publisher: HarperVoyager (25 Mar. 2010)
- Sold by: Amazon Media EU S.à r.l.
- Language: English
- ASIN: B003GUBIJI
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- Word Wise: Enabled
- Customer reviews: 95 customer ratings
- Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #279,283 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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About the Author
David Eddings was born in Washington State in 1931 and grew up near Seattle. He graduated from the University of Washington and went on to serve in the US Army. Subsequently he worked as a buyer for the Boeing company and taught college-level English. His first novel was a contemporary adventure, but he soon began a spectacular career as a fantasy writer with his bestselling series The Belgariad.--This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.
Praise for David Edings:
‘My ideal summer read… Having enjoyed the entire ten-book serial, I was delighted to be able to read this latest addition as it not only provides fantastic escapism in itself, but, being a prequel, will make my re-reading of the other books all the more fascinating.’
The Irish Times
‘All the verve and pace we’ve come to expect.’
The Dark Side
‘Offers an absorbing storyline and some memorable characters as, once again, the author touches all the right fantasy bases, with warring gods, political intrigues, supernatural creatures and appealingly human magicians involved in a titanic war over the course of seven millennia. Eddings fans will no doubt snatch this novel off the shelves while readers new to the authors’
world won’t find a more appropriate place to begin exploring it.’
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I did like the way they picked up on new characters & told their back-stories but then when it reaches the point where they meet up with the main action, you get other characters explaining what's gone on so far - again & again.
If each of these books was cut to half the length, they'd be OK but they seem very padded.
Still got "The Younger Gods " to go - so let's hope it picks up a bit.
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The once interesting story of four Gods battling an evil being called the Vlagh is getting bland and horribly repetitious. What happens in this book is pretty much what happens in the other two previous installments of the Dreamers. The four Gods are nearly non-existent until the end of the book when all the sudden, they do everything--again. The human characters all talk in the ridiculous, overdone sarcasm that is boring and not funny in the slightest way (older David Eddings series/books were just not like this). The characters that are "hired" by the Gods do all the talking, but actually do absolutely nothing for the story--they only talk about building forts and about the weather while all they do is build and then abandon these forts when the Vlagh's servants attack. The story is about war, but there are no action sequences, and, in fact, there is very little mention about this war. The "good guys" always win while not losing any allies--even when the enemy gets smarter and stronger. There's too much dialog among characters that are ALL alike. Any difference among the characters that existed in the first book, The Elder Gods, is completely gone now. They all talk the same, try to be funny when they aren't even close to being funny, and they all say the same things even though they are from different parts of the world. Too much unnecessary italicizing, too.
This book is nothing new to this series. It starts the same, ends the same, but manages to get worse in the middle of it. Not to mention that the entire story is falling apart and is beginning to get confusing. The story mentions that the Gods are hiring Man to do the fighting because the Gods aren't allowed to kill anything. In the end, though, Man kills virtually nothing while a God (as in all three books, so far) kills off the vast majority of the enemy which leaves everything that is said and done throughout the book meaningless. Hopefully the fourth and final book of the Dreamers will bring this story to a good conclusion and explain everything. Nothing makes sense; and that's not a true David Eddings story.
I always enjoy his books, this series doesnt disappoint. If you are a fan, havent read these, I would recommend.
Its a world with Gods walking among their worshippers, each in their own lands, until "that called Vlagh" decides it needs
more food for its children, and anyone and anything will be just that.
Its an interesting blend and twist on Gods, who ever would of thought Gods need a nap once in a while :-)
worth it. I got mine used, and were still in nice shape. my review on the younger gods is the same. I rate him higher than some, I guess, because I just enjoy this kind of book. I am not needing "world revelation" in every page, just an engaging story, and good characters.
This series has that.