June 4th, 2009

Medieval Lady

David Eddings Passes Away

David Eddings, 1931-2009

Quite a surprise to read about this.

I remember picking up a copy of "The Diamond Throne" when I was traveling, many years ago. My sister had already been reading "The Belgariad," but I hadn't ever borrowed it. Got to it eventually, of course. I adored his first serieses (if there is such a word), and found myself annoyed by the tendency to rewrite the same story twice for each set of characters-- which didn't mean that the worlds weren't fun to revisit. I loved the characters, and the banter between them. It's hard to think of a favorite moment, although there are many that still make me smile to think of them.
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