Book Reviews of The Diamond Throne (Elenium, Bk 1)

The Diamond Throne (Elenium, Bk 1)
The Diamond Throne - Elenium, Bk 1
Author: David Eddings
PBS Market Price: $8.09 or $4.19+1 credit
ISBN-13: 9780345367693
ISBN-10: 0345367693
Publication Date: 6/13/1990
Pages: 435
Rating:
  • Currently 4/5 Stars.
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4 stars, based on 165 ratings
Publisher: Del Rey
Book Type: Paperback
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Helpful Score: 4
I read this series every couple of years. While not very taxing and much can be figured out before hand, I still find it very enjoyable and an easy read. The lead character, Sparhawk, reminds me of what a John Wayne would be as a Holy Knight. David Eddings is very good with conjuring up characters that most can relate to and recognize, so after a few pages the reader will think they already know them. He is very good with his wit, even if he over uses some phrases and characteristics. If you are looking for an easy read that you can immerse yourself into right away, I would highly recommend this one.
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Helpful Score: 1
I enjoyed this book.
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Helpful Score: 1
This book was okay but not near as good as the Belgariad books or the Mallorean or "Belgarath The Sorcerer".
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Helpful Score: 1
The start of the Elenium trilogy. Eddings is a master of fantasy. remarkable stories.
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Enjoyable, but if you've read the Belgariad, there are a lot of similarities here.
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again, ho-hum. I really felt like the potential was great, but the book didn't find any of it.
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I really enjoyed this series.
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Eddings second world, grittier and less pristine than the Belgariad, but so-so. It's not a bad start for a reasonably decent series, but nothing to sell your kids for.
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THE BURDEN OF DESTINY
Sparhawk, Pandion Knight and Queen's Champion, returned to Elenia after ten years of exile, only to find his young Queen Ehlana trapped in a block of ensourcelled crystal. Only the great sorcery of Sephrenia, ageless instructor of magic, kept her alive--but the spell would last only a year, and its cost was tragically high.
Now a Prince Regent ruled Elenia, the puppet of Annias, ambitious Primate of the Church who planned to seize power over all the land.
As Sparhawk and Sephrenia set out to find a cure for Ehlana, Sephrenia revealed that there was only one person in the west who could defeat the evil plots against Ehlana. That person was Sparhawk.
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Good sci-fi
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Book one of the Elenium
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THE BURDEN OF DESTINY

Sparhawk, Pandion Knight and Queen's Champion, returned to Elenia after ten years of exile, only to find his young Queen Ehlana trapped in a block of ensourcelled crystal. Only the great sorcery of Sephrenia, ageless instructor of magic, kept her alive--but the spell would last only a year, and its cost was tragically high.

Now a Prince Regent ruled Elenia, the puppet of Annias, ambitious Primate of the Church who planned to seize power over all the land.

As Sparhawk and Sephrenia set out to find a cure for Ehlana, Sephrenia revealed that there was only one person in the west who could defeat the evil plots against Ehlana. That person was Sparhawk.