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David Eddings (1931–2009)

Autor(a) de Pawn of Prophecy

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About the Author

David Eddings was born on July 7, 1931 in Spokane, Washington. He received a B.A. in English from Reed College in Portland in 1954 and a M.A. in Middle English from the University of Washington in 1961. After serving in the U.S. Army for two years, he worked as a grocery clerk, as a sales clerk for mostrar mais the Boeing Company, and as an English teacher in a business college and a teachers' college. During his lifetime, he wrote more than 25 books, many of them with his wife Leigh Eddings. His first novel, High Hunt, was published in 1973. His other works include the Belgariad series, the Mallorean series, the Elenium series, and the Dreamers series. He died on June 2, 2009 at the age of 77. (Bowker Author Biography) mostrar menos
Disambiguation Notice:

(eng) Leigh Eddings is David's wife and not the same person. Please do not combine David with Leigh, or with the various combinations of their names.

(ger) Leigh Eddings ist Davids Ehefrau und nicht die selbe Person. David und Leigh bitte nicht miteinander oder den verschiedenen Verbindungen ihrer Namen kombinieren.


Obras de David Eddings

Pawn of Prophecy (1982) 7,792 cópias
Queen of Sorcery (1982) 6,316 cópias
Magician's Gambit (1983) 6,153 cópias
Enchanters' End Game (1984) 6,087 cópias
Castle of Wizardry (1984) 6,059 cópias
Guardians of the West (1987) 5,450 cópias
King of the Murgos (1988) 5,190 cópias
Demon Lord of Karanda (1988) 5,122 cópias
Sorceress of Darshiva (1989) 5,022 cópias
The Seeress of Kell (1991) — Autor — 4,972 cópias
Belgarath the Sorcerer (1995) 4,785 cópias
The Diamond Throne (1989) 4,420 cópias
Polgara the Sorceress (1997) — Autor — 4,273 cópias
The Ruby Knight (1990) 4,105 cópias
The Sapphire Rose (1991) 3,948 cópias
Domes of Fire (1992) 3,628 cópias
The Redemption of Althalus (2000) 3,119 cópias
The Hidden City (1994) 3,048 cópias
The Shining Ones (1994) 2,954 cópias
The Belgariad, Volume One (1983) 2,442 cópias
The Elder Gods (2004) 2,325 cópias
The Belgariad, Volume Two (1984) 1,781 cópias
The Treasured One (2004) 1,537 cópias
Crystal Gorge (2005) 1,214 cópias
The Younger Gods (2006) 1,005 cópias
The Malloreon, Volume One (2005) 975 cópias
The Malloreon, Volume Two (2005) 876 cópias
The Elenium (1993) 670 cópias
Regina's Song (2002) 612 cópias
The Tamuli (1992) 497 cópias
The Losers (1992) 484 cópias
The Belgariad (1984) 422 cópias
High Hunt (1973) 234 cópias
The Malloreon - Set of all 5 (1987) 118 cópias
Polgara the Sorceress Part 1 (1997) 102 cópias
Polgara the Sorceress Part 2 (1997) 99 cópias
The Dreamers Complete Set (2003) 11 cópias
Il ciclo di Belgariad (2011) 5 cópias
Den sorte rytter (2004) 3 cópias
Pawn of Prophecy, Part 1 (2002) 2 cópias
Dark Horse (eleniun) (1996) 2 cópias
Malloreas kejser (2004) 1 exemplar(es)
Kopuly ognia 1 exemplar(es)
Dzieje Elenium (2007) 1 exemplar(es)
Dm̆onernes hersker (2004) 1 exemplar(es)
The Circle 1 exemplar(es)
Karanda'nin Ifrit Beyi (2003) 1 exemplar(es)
Magic's Pawn 1 exemplar(es)
The Shining Ones, Part 1 (1996) 1 exemplar(es)
Seernes by (2005) 1 exemplar(es)
Ildkuplernes by (1996) 1 exemplar(es)
Magic's Price 1 exemplar(es)
River's End 1 exemplar(es)
Das Auge Aldurs 1 exemplar(es)
The Paradise War (eleniun) (1991) 1 exemplar(es)
Kell Kahinesi (2004) 1 exemplar(es)


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Conhecimento Comum

Nome de batismo
Eddings, David Carroll
Outros nomes
Data de nascimento
Data de falecimento
Local de nascimento
Spokane, Washington, USA
Local de falecimento
Carson City, Nevada, USA
Causa da morte
Locais de residência
Spokane, Washington, USA
Carson City, Nevada, USA
Denver, Colorado, USA
Seattle, Washington, USA (Puget Sound area)
Reed College (BA)
University of Washington (MA)
Everett Junior College (majored in speech, drama and English)
grocery clerk
English teacher
buyer/sales clerk
fantasy writer
Eddings, Leigh (wife)
United States Army (1954-1956)
Pequena biografia
David Carroll Eddings (July 7, 1931 – June 2, 2009 was an American fantasy writer. With his wife Leigh, he authored several best-selling epic fantasy novel series, including The Belgariad (1982–84), The Malloreon (1987–91), The Elenium (1989–91), The Tamuli (1992–94), and The Dreamers (2003–06).

Part Cherokee and born in Spokane, Washington, to George Wayne Eddings and Theone (Berge) Eddings, in 1931, Eddings grew up near Puget Sound in the City of Snohomish. After graduating from Snohomish High School in 1949, he worked for a year before majoring in speech, drama and English at junior college. Eddings displayed an early talent for drama and literature, winning a national oratorical contest, and performing the male lead in most of his drama productions. He graduated with a BA from Reed College in 1954. He wrote a novel for a thesis at Reed College before being drafted into the U.S. Army. (He had also previously served in the National Guard.) After being discharged in 1956, Eddings attended the graduate school of the University of Washington in Seattle for four years, graduating with an MA in 1961. Eddings then worked as a purchaser for Boeing, where he met his future wife. Through most of the 1960s, Eddings worked as a lecturer at Black Hills State College in South Dakota.
Aviso de desambiguação
Leigh Eddings is David's wife and not the same person. Please do not combine David with Leigh, or with the various combinations of their names.



The Belgariad Group Read for 2022 em 75 Books Challenge for 2022 (Março 10)


Excellent high fantasy trilogy, even if the third book does devolve into a political numbers game for quite a few chapters.
bookwyrmm | outras 4 resenhas | Oct 9, 2023 |
I have been on the fence about reading this series for years, as the author was a convicted child abuser of the worst kind, but as the series itself is a part of the fantasy canon, and as it is a favorite series of my recently departed brother, I decided it was time to give it a read. (All proceeds for sales of Eddings' works go to support scholarships and grants for aspiring English scholars and writers at Reed College in Portland Oregon)

On one note, I get the hype. This story is fast-moving, covering whole regions in a span of a few pages, with a myriad of events taking place from chapter to chapter. It is classic fantasy, in that the characters are stereotypical and the quests epic and fast paced.

As entertaining as the story is, however, I really struggled with caring about any one character in particular. There are too many to keep track of and no single one with enough depth to get invested in. So I keep reading for the sake of the wonderful story, and try to ignore my lack of emotional connection. The pace of this book is insane. I kept waiting to land in PLACE so I could take a look around and get my bearings, but as soon as I started to visualize where the characters were at, they were on the move. Additionally, Eddings obviously considered his readers to be quite dull, because I could see where this thing was going from the prologue and the heavy-handed foreshadowing that never came to fruition in book one provided a constant well for my gripes.

So, I have this entire series on Kindle, and I'll forge ahead because the story is entertaining and the read is quick. But I'll probably skip reviews for the rest of the series unless, by some miracle, I start to care about the characters.

2.5 stars for imagination. And I always round up, because writing a book is hard work!
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BreePye | outras 131 resenhas | Oct 6, 2023 |
That I made it through this mess is a testament to my OCD. I thought about writing a "Ten Things I Hate About You" list to this book, but that would take more effort than I care to give. So, I'll keep it short and simple:

1. Eddings seems to have ended his chapters on word count, rather than plot. I mean, this is almost Rocky Flintstone territory. Garion Blinked. End of chapter.
2. This orb our fearless heroes are chasing through two books now might as well be a cat toy for all I know or care about it.
3. I really have no idea what's at stake here at any given moment.
4. And then, MUD MEN! And then, EVIL MURGOS! And then, NAKED DRYADS! And then, MISERABLE SLAVES! Seriously though, I have never in my life had to suspend my believability for no reason other than the characters traveled further than a few paragraphs and something had to pop up to entertain my feeble mind.

If you're reading this. You've probably already read this as a ten year old boy and are now ashamed that I've stripped it down to sticks and stones. And if you haven't read it? For the sake of your sanity, skip this trash.
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BreePye | outras 61 resenhas | Oct 6, 2023 |
Ebbene, la serie è finita, andate in pace. Questo è più o meno ciò che ho pensato arrivata alla conclusione di La fine del gioco. Tutto è bene quel che finisce bene – soprattutto se è senza sorprese.

O meglio, forse la sorpresa avrebbe dovuto esserci, ma non mi ha impressionata più di tanto. Un viaggio molto lungo per arrivare al dunque, tanti e complessi preparativi perché la famosa Profezia “buona” si compisse e poi? Il povero – si fa per dire – Torak viene liquidato con pochi colpi di spada e qualche frasetta sprezzante. Cascano le braccia al pensiero di averlo temuto per quasi cinque libri, questo feroce Signore del Male.

Dalla parte dei buoni, sono rimasta parimenti sconcertata da Garion. Il ragazzo si prepara ad affrontare Torak per la resa dei conti e se la fa sotto dalla fifa. Un lettore si aspetta che maturi, che succeda qualcosa nella sua testolina che lo renda pronto a fronteggiare un dio. Niente. È all'incirca lo stesso Garion che è partito dalla fattoria di Faldor. Tanto ci pensa la Profezia a diventare ciarliera e a spiegargli quello che deve fare; al resto pensa l'Occhio. Mah.

La sua futura moglie, dal canto suo, passa con disinvoltura dall'essere una bambina viziata – e, francamente, insopportabile – a radunatrice d'eserciti. Tuttavia, penso che, facendo una media, la parti in cui è una bambina viziata prevalgano. Un vero strazio.

Belgarath e Polgara tengono su tutta la baracca, insieme a Beldin (mitico!) e i due gemelli (che parlano come Qui, Quo, Qua). Sebbene viaggino separati per gran parte del romanzo e i loro battibecchi ci siano, ahimè, risparmiati, rimangono tra i personaggi migliori della serie (quelli che ti fanno desiderare di continuare a leggere nonostante tutto, per intenderci). Il colpo di coda finale di Belgarath a Polgara... mi ha fatto ribaltare dalle risate.

Tuttavia sul podio delle risate c'è solo Silk. Non so cosa avrei fatto senza di lui (*cough, cough* non avrei finito la serie). Irriverente e farabutto, non vedevo l'ora di leggere i suoi commenti. Peccato che per lui non finisca esattamente con “e vissero tutti felici e contenti”. Ma forse se la passeranno peggio tutti i mercanti che saranno costretti a fare affari con lui...
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lasiepedimore | outras 63 resenhas | Aug 30, 2023 |



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Geoff Taylor Cover artist, Illustrator
Shelly Shapiro Cartographer, Maps, Illustrator, , Map (Eosia)
Tarmo Haarala Translator
Ylva Spångberg Translator
Grazia Gatti Translator
Laurence Schwinger Cover artist, Gatefold Maps
Holly Johnson Illustrator, Designer, Cover artist, Maps (borders), Maps (border)
Pasi Punnonen Translator
Dominique Haas Translator
Keith Parkinson Cover artist
Hal Tenny Narrator
Edwin Herder Cover artist
John Barrow Narrator
Chris Barbieri Maps, Cartographer
Claudia Carlson Cartographer, Maps (other), Maps
Cesare Reggiani Cover artist
Gábor Novák Translator
Don Puckey Cover designer
Matt Stawicki Cover artist
Darrell K. Sweet Cover artist
Andreas Helweg Translator
Linda De Angelis Translator
David Stevenson Cover designer
Irmhild Hübner Translator
Ron Zinn Hand lettering, Handlettering
Sandy Rabinowitz Illustrator
Irmhild Hübner Translator
Ylva Spångberg Translator
Edwin Merder Cover artist
Ingrid Toth Translator
Lore Straßl Translator
Hubert Straßl Translator
J. P. Linton Narrator
Roy Avers Narrator
Dons Reerink Translator
Maria Duch Translator
Larry Schwinger Endpaper maps
Dina Pearlman Narrator
John Jude Palencar Cover artist
Ove Fransson Translator
Jim Burns Cover artist
Karin Langeveld Translator
Cathy Colbert Cover designer
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