Diamond Throne by David EddingsDiamond Throne by David Eddings

Diamond Throne

byDavid Eddings

Mass Market Paperback | June 13, 1990

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Sparhawk, Pandion Knight, and Queen's Champion have returned to Elenia after ten years of exile, only to find young Queen Ehlanda trapped in a block of ensorcelled crystal. As Sparhawk sets out to find a cure for Ehlana, he discovers that only he can defeat the evil plots that threaten her rule....
David Eddings is a writer and educator. He was born in 1931 in Spokane, Washington. Eddings attended Reed College in Portland and earned a B.A. in 1954. In 1961, he earned his M.A. from the University of Washington, writing part of a novel as his Master's thesis. After serving in the U.S. Army in Germany, Eddings began working as a gro...
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Title:Diamond ThroneFormat:Mass Market PaperbackDimensions:448 pages, 6.84 × 4.26 × 1.13 inPublished:June 13, 1990Publisher:Random House Publishing Group

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ISBN - 10:0345367693

ISBN - 13:9780345367693

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Rated 5 out of 5 by from Absolutely Great!. I absolutely loved David Eddings and had these books with me through the years. Not to be too nitpicky; these books are great to read but not re-read too often, since you can notice some inconsistencies in some of the the characterization, language and scenarios; especially in the Tamuli series. The characteization is great; the characters are witty although Ehlana 's make you wonder sometimes. Sparhawk is the most relate-able character in the books. Overall a very very good read. would love to have another series to follow.
Date published: 2008-04-11
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Eddings is magical! Eddings brings out the ideas of history, with his own little touch! This captivating book gives you an amazing read! Creative starts for the first book of the series The Elenium!
Date published: 2001-04-24
Rated 5 out of 5 by from The Diamond Throne THe Diamond Throne is the first book of the 3 parts Elenium serie. In dark times, the Queen Champion, Sir Sparhawk, return to Elenia after 10 years of exile to find his Queen in suspended animation. The Queen has only a year to live if her Champion can't find the cure to her illness...
Date published: 2001-02-18
Rated 4 out of 5 by from The start of a great series... I started The Diamond Throne by accident, but it turned out to be a great novel by a consistently entertaining fantasy author. I still think Eddings' central conflict in this series is too cool for words. Give it a try even if you're not crazy about the genre.
Date published: 2001-01-18
Rated 5 out of 5 by from The Diamond Throne -- A Gem! Do you ever find yourself wishing for a fastasy series that doesn't start: once there was this boy who was to be king! Finally we have real characters, right from the begining. Sparhawk and his fellows are older battle-worn knights -- the best of their respective orders. Refreshing! And even more so, there is a dark, sardonic humour that you'd expect would come from characters who did battle for a living. Add to this plots within plots, and a setting rich and detailed. This is indeed an epic adventure worth the time to read once. And then read again -- just for fun!
Date published: 2000-10-03
Rated 5 out of 5 by from captivating David Eddings keeps his readers in a vise of supense and spins a web of charcters for a trully stuning read.
Date published: 2000-06-04
Rated 4 out of 5 by from The Diamond Throne - Classic Eddings. Although not the best reviewed author of his genre, I found this book to be engaging and easy to read. It contains a simple story, lots of characters and a broad range of different regions. It also contains some excellent descriptions of knights chopping off the limbs of their foes. If you like knights and heraldic lore, then this book is definitely for you. The other two in the series are also excellent reads.
Date published: 1999-07-27

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Sparhawk, Pandion Knight and Queen's Champion, returns from exile to find Elenia overrun with evil and his young Queen trapped in a block of crystal and gravely ill. Only the great sorcery of Sephrenia, ageless instructor of magic, has kept her alive so far, and only Sparhawk can defeat the evil plots against Elenia, and find the cure to save his queen.