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Disappointed to say the least
on 9 September 2005
Having read the Belgariod, Mallorean and the Sparhawk sagas, I considered myself a fan of the Eddings work. I then embarked on the 'prequels' Belgarath and Polgara and was disappointed at how blatantly these were simply cashing in on the earlier works. Althalus was a slight improvement but was obviously a blip on the downward trend in quality. This latest 'saga' was the biggest disappointment to date - dull, poorly written, obvious plot and a simple re-hashing of characters from previous sagas. Did anyone else see the similarity between the girl dreamer and Flute/Aphrael? The writing was awful - a conversation takes place and then is repeated 4 times by the different leading characters ... must have been a way of making the book long enough.
I'm afraid this is it for me. I will continue to reread the old favourites but I will not be buying any more Eddings.