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Write a reader review Thank you for taking the time to write a review on this book, it really makes a difference and helps readers to find their perfect book. Cyrgon is explained as always being outdated and stupid, which cheapens him as an enemy.

If we can convince ourselves that the people we betrayed or enslaved were subhuman monsters in the first place, then our guilt isn’t nearly so black as we secretly know that it is. While Sparhawk is away, this book jumps back and forth between him and his companions to Ehlana, Sarabian and the people with them.

The Shining Ones (The Tamuli, #2) by David Eddings

All that’s really left is the tedious plodding from here to the victory celebration. I absolutely love his books. He later switched to writing epic fantasy, a field in which he achie David Eddings was an American author who wrote several best-selling series of epic fantasy novels. The Ancient Egyptian gods have defeated all the other pantheons and claimed dominion over the earth, dividing it into warring factions. This is a book I’d recommend for a rainy afternoon.

Tynian my favorite of the Elene knights was nearly absent. They are manipulative and horrendously spoiled, and none of them makes a good impression. So I’m looking forward to re-reading the last novel again lol. A couple of characters I didn’t like from the Elenium series made their way into this series and are still hanging around. By using this site, you agree to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy. It’s a republic and the winners of the election have everything they own sold the money put in govt coffers and if the govt shows a real profit not from raising t Book 2 of the Tamuli opens with everyone heading out their separate ways, including a group off to get the Bhelliom.


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Views Read Edit View history. Or that we get to spend several chapters in her company while she excruciatingly details what all the shiing guys have been up to for the past few decades? Eddings’ writing I always fall into this trap Eddings’ writing has always daid able to charm me, and though this book was slower, it is entirely necessary and still has the favourite quirks appreciated by all Eddings readers.

Dec 13, Kristi Schumacher added it. In a world of many gods, whose powers depend on the number and fervor of their worshippers, the royal couple find themselves pawns in the struggle of one entity to free his edfings, albeit bloodthirsty and un-neighborly, from constraints placed upon them eons previously.

Other books in the series. I enjoyed this story but I didn’t think it was mind blowing or the best fantasy book I’d ever read.

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Goddesses Sephrenia and Apharel, who are supposed to lead the Church Knights edfings battlebehave with unbridled anger, they have irrational crying spells, they refuse to listen to logical explanations, they have vicious sihning swings, they’re petty, they’re spiteful, they’re demeaning etc.

Raven’s Shadow Anthony Ryan 9. Want to Read Currently Reading Read. Will you bitches get your act together!? Just like Brian Wilson after he drained all his creative juices on his masterful album “Pet Sounds,” it is VERY apparent that David exhausted all his ingenuity on the Malloreon series and now his uncredited wife Leigh has taken hold of the reins.

Most of this is down to several things previously considered unalterable in the Sparhawk-verse suddenly changing. And then there’s Xanetia, who extends so far into Davld Sue territory it’s almost painful.

That being said, the book is still readable. This book reads nothing like David’s other novels as the plot is weighed heavily eddinbs the emotional turmoil of the female goddesses, and yet this book still does a disservice to the feminist agenda! Meanwhile, Queen Ehlana, spends her time playing politics and trying to start a revolution in Tamuli that would give the Emperor back his power.


It is in the form of a scholarly report that does not think much of the Elenes intervention in Tamuli, and therefore, gives a different reading of events and cannot be relied on as an accurate retelling of the first novel.

The Shining Ones by David Eddings

I’m definitely a reader who likes to see how characters are going to get out of a particularly tricky situation. It turns out Zalasta was behind everything–from the death of Sephrenia’s family he was after Eddkngs, incarnate as Book Two of the Tamuli.

I’m going to miss this world and all of the wonderful characters that I’ve grown so very attached to. The Sum of All Men. This one ended with a bit of a cliffhanger and I must see how everything is finally resolved! After the failed coup on the palace, Sparhawk and his friends now know it davvid an attempt to discover their resources and their weaknesses.

There was a problem adding your email address. I’m finally nearing the end of Sparhawk’s adventures one more book to go and I find that I’m almost reluctant to begin reading “The Hidden City”.

Just a moment while we sign you in to edxings Goodreads account. To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up. This time out, our heroes quickly learn who is behind the latest crop of troubles: Shinnig Bhelliom is back in his hand, Sparhawk makes his journey back to Matherion, discovering more about the enemy as he goes.

Aphrael appears as an adult. Sparhawk, Queen’s champion, sets out to retrieve the Stone. Jan 10, Amanda rated it it was ok. Back to that dialogue. There is nothing right about ordering someone to have sex against their will.