This book was wonderful and tied up the story beautifully
Finally slogged my way all the way to the end of this, "Book 3 of the Tamuli." Characters ran around, killed other characters, rescued lovely maidens/wives in distress, and eventually pretty much all got married.
Again, I know these are huge bestsellers, but they just didn't really do it for me.
(Although, I have to admit, the insights here into Troll culture are pretty funny.)
All Eddings are good ;) For anyone new to Eddings, I would suggest you do not start reading any of his books until you have some spare time, you will get caught up in the story!
Series: Tamuli Series, #3
The third and final volume in David Eddings's epic fantasy series. Sparhawk returns to rescue Queen Ehlana from the evil clutches of the mad God Cyrgon. But their demented opponent has prepared a terrifying counter attack. The first two books in this series--Domes of Fire and The Shining Ones--were New York Times bestsellers.
From the Publisher
Battle had been joined and fought and won. The Pandion Knight Sparhawk had met the forces of the foul God Cyrgon upon the field of valor, and justice and might had carried the day. But even in Sparhawk's moment of triumph had come a crushing blow. For far away from the battlefield, Cyrgon's hired minions had by treachery and stealth stolen away Sparhawk's very heart: they had kidnapped the beautiful Queen Ehlana, his wife.
From The Critics
In this conclusion to the trilogy begun with Domes of Fire, Sir Sparhawk must rescue his wife, Queen Ehlana of Elenia, from the followers of the mad god Cyrgon. Her kidnapping occurs as various Church Knights and Atan troops are finishing what they believe are mopping-up operations against the enemies of the Tamuli emperor, Sarabian. Ehlana's abductor is the son of the Styric renegade masterminding a plot against the emperor. Her safe return is promised in exchange for Bhelliom, the powerful living gem responsible for the destruction of the evil god Azash. The Pandion knight Berit, disguised as Sparkhawk by a spell, moves from place to place following the kidnappers' instructions, while Sparhawk, in another guise, seeks allies, and the child-goddess Aphrael (reborn as Ehlana's and Sparhawk's daughter Danae) calls on some reluctant fellow gods to lend aid. These moves are gravely complicated by the machinations of Cyrgon, who has unleashed Klael, the ancient embodiment of evil. A new note of introspection gives a fuller dimension to Eddings's rousing adventure. (Sept.)
The conclusin of Starhawk and Queen Ehlana's adventures to save the Kingdom.****
This is a great read, especially if included as a part of the entire three book series! If you are a Fantasy fan, Eddings series are a must read!
front cover torn, some wear, but readable