- Title: The Elenium: The Diamond Throne / The Ruby Knight / The Sapphire Rose
- Author: David Eddings
- ISBN: 9780345500939
- Page: 232
- Format: Paperback
Now for the first time in one thrilling volume the three magical novels that make up David Eddings s epic fantasy The Elenium In an ancient kingdom, the legacy of one royal family hangs in the balance, and the fate of a queen and her empire lies on the shoulders of one knight Sparhawk, Knight and Queen s Champion, has returned to Elenia after ten years of exile, only toNow for the first time in one thrilling volume the three magical novels that make up David Eddings s epic fantasy The Elenium In an ancient kingdom, the legacy of one royal family hangs in the balance, and the fate of a queen and her empire lies on the shoulders of one knight Sparhawk, Knight and Queen s Champion, has returned to Elenia after ten years of exile, only to find young Queen Ehlana trapped in a crystalline cocoon The enchantments of the sorceress Sephrenia have kept the queen alive but the spell is fading In the meantime, Elenia is ruled by a prince regent, the puppet of the tyrannical Annias, who vows to seize power over all the land Now Sparhawk must find the legendary Bhelliom, a sapphire that holds the key to Ehlana s cure Sparhawk and his companions will face monstrous foes and evil creatures on their journey, but even greater dangers lie in wait for dark legions will stop at nothing to reach the radiant stone, which may possess powers too deadly for any mortal to bear.
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The Elenium by David Eddings is an omnibus of three books: The Diamond Throne, The Ruby Knight & The Sapphire Rose. A traditional Fantasy with magic, adventure and dreams of world domination.The plot of the books revolves around Sparhawk, a knight of the Pandion order of the church who starts off exiled to a distant land. News reaches him of the poisoning of Queen Ehlana, his charge as Queens Champion so he returns to find out what has happened. He discovers he needs a unique and powerful it [...]
I finished this series today,I liked it.The Elenium is unlike the previous series I've read by David Eddings.We have Church Knights and Church soldiers and they don't really like each other,it's a political thing.Sparhawk(a Church Knight) our hero has been banned from Cimmura,it's been ten years and he comes back.And we find out he is also the Queen's Champion.Now the Queen has taken ill and when Sparhawk finds this out the quest begins for as a Queen's Championit is up to him to help her.This w [...]
I finally gave in and traded my used hardcovers for this single-volume version just to save some shelf space, but I've read these books probably a dozen times each - so this is a very jaded review. (And they get four stars out of pure nostalgia, and also because they're almost as addictive as the Belgariad, but if I were just encountering them now I'd probably give them three.There's not much point in addressing them as individual volumes, because it's basically one long adventure. And it's an e [...]
I've always enjoyed David Edding's works. I find his works, this included, to be entertaining light reads. I've always been a sucker for quest narratives, and following Sparhawk to restore Queen Ehlana and stop a dark god was very entertaining. Eddings also creates a vibrant world, and like his other novels, the main characters end up traveling to nearly every region of the world he created in the span of the three novels. Sparhawk is also an interesting character because the story begins when h [...]
Okay, as I've mentioned that this authorcreates outstanding fantasy worlds, with indepth cultures, politics, and religions. I really liked this series, which I haven't read since highschool. Five orders of knights come together to save their queen and country from an evil godI think
I read these books in the mid 90's. I have worn through 2 copies of all three books. My oldest daughter loved them and we could talk about them at a time we couldn't talk about anything. I have recently ordered them for a friend that will like them just as much.
Loved it.Wonderful characters, and story. My favourite Godess appears in this story
All 3 books were 5/5 for me. I loved every second of it!
This is an ok read but Eddings seems to have the same stock characters doing the same things in his series. If you have read the Belgariad series you will find the characters very familiar. This becomes even more apparent in the Tamuli series which follows on from this one. I read this as a 12-13 year old and noticed it even then. If you are going to read Eddings stick to the Belgariad books.
I simply can't say enough about David & Leigh Eddings' writing style. They created pictures in my head that made me want to learn more and more about their characters.
Sparhawk is my hero, love Faran too!
Dave Eddings can write - I knew that. But even considering this, I was impressed by the witty dialogue that really makes the book, and made me enjoy it so much.
StunningWeddings never fails to deliver! First trilogy of the Sparhawk saga. Owned for years in hardback, bought again on Kindle so I can take it anywhere to read anytime I want.
Great books - typical of Eddings. I love the characters and the adventure. Nothing beats The Belgarion and The Mallorean but this is still a great series.
I had heard good things about this series, so I picked it up. I was rather disappointed. Even though it had its flaws, the first 2/3 of the story raced by, as I waited to see whether Sparhawk would be able to wake Ehlana. The rest was like wading through molasses. Yes, there were several goals and plot lines to resolve, but it didn't feel like one narrative, just several events that happened to occur.The characters were fairly flat and predictable stereotypes, more types or caricatures than anyt [...]
This version is an omnibus of all three books in the trilogy. The overall story line is epic fantasy - a group of people must go on a quest to recover an object to save a failing queen. During this quest however, a larger problem arises and the fate of the entire world hangs in the balance. It involves not only fantasy elements of magic, gods, knights, and large scale battles; but also political schemes, religious intrigue, and social status awareness.What I love about Eddings' writing is that h [...]
J'ai besoind'unmanoùle.onnage principale pleure pas toute le temps!!!!!!!!!Fini les chevaliers d'émeraude, bande de lopettes qui triche et qui font tout faire par les dieux. Ayant utiliser pas mal tout ce qui me restait de patience pour les romans ordinaire je devais lire un bon roman de peur de prendre plusieurs mois à pas vouloir lire.La solution, un retour aux valeurs sûrs. David Edding, l'auteur de la Belgariad, m'a fait vivre le bonheur par son écriture drôle et légère. J'ai donc en [...]
The Elenium is one of the first classic fantasy series I read after a long, long foray into Star Wars and Star Trek novels. Many thanks to my good friend Eric Martin-Magee for introducing me to the series. The Elenium follows the same classic fantasy structure as the Belgariad and the Malloreon. We have the discovery of the hero and the destiny, the peril, the item of power and the quest to obtain it, the great evil, the personal rival, and all the layers upon layers of worldbuilding that come w [...]
I find reviewing the Elenium rather difficult. As you can see I gave it three stars as a sign of my overall enjoyment of the books. The tone and style of the books changes from book to book. The second book reads like a fairy tale where nothing really makes sense and things just happen without explanation. Whereas the third book feels much more solid and deals with politics and armed strategy. So ultimately what is bad about these books. Putting it bluntly, David Eddings is not a good writer. He [...]
All of the characters in this book seem to speak with the same voice, so it's not always apparent which one is speaking. The author makes a big deal about describing the great cultural differences between the characters but they mostly all sound like one another. This issue is exacerbated by the way the dialogue is written - you really need to pay attention at the beginning of each conversation, otherwise you won't know who is speaking with whom once you get four or five lines into it. I don't t [...]
It's always a little scary to read books that I loved when I was younger since my tastes now are so different. That said, even though I never liked The Elenium as much as The Belgariad: Volume One, I sure did like it a lot when it first came out. So when I saw it at my local Barnes and Noble, I thought I'd give it a try.Wish I hadn't.It's not terrible, but it's really nothing more than a travelogue with characters having witty banter as they kill people or threaten to kill people. The characters [...]
Book One: The Diamond ThroneThe young Queen has been poisoned. A self serving corrupt churchman seeking a powerful post is to blame. A band of Knights quest to find a cure.Magic, friendship, politics and everything else in a kingdom come to play.Book Two: The Ruby KnightThe queen is still in stone and knights are dying all the time. Sparhawk knows how to cure the Queen. This book follows the quest to finding and acquiring the gem. The journey takes them all over the whole continent, battling str [...]
Since this is an omnibus, I'll review each of the three books separately—mostly because I won't be reading all three back-to-back—and then average the star ratings.The Diamond ThroneRead: January 22, 2012Rating: 2 StarsDavid Eddings is one of those older fantasy authors that everyone seems to have read but me. So, I chose to remedy that by reading the Elenium, which was recommended to me by a friend. The story follows Sparkhawk, a Pandion Knight of Elenia, as he investigates the sudden, unex [...]
Okay, this is when Eddings started to just get silly. Having written two, five part fantasy epics using the same characters, the same setting, and the same plot, he realized it was a time for a change. So he decided to write a trilogy, using a different setting . . . but the same plot, and (wait for it) the same characters. Okay, he changed their names, but they are clones of the cast of the Belagariad, to the point that it seems like a very dry joke. In both worlds, the main hero is an orphaned [...]
There is something immensely satisfying about complete editions. 3 books in one feels like a bargain even when you spend a little more on it and for the completionist it is a blessing as you know you will get to the end of the story. The down side it that it can be a long old read, especially when it is the second of 2 books you have going and you are limited in your reading time.This then took me a long time to read and I had hoped to enjoy it more than I did. Many moons ago I read the Belgaria [...]
FAILMEME, INO, BUT THERE'S A THREAD ASKING FOR CANON RECS ABOUT HIGHER-RANKING WOMEN AND GUYS WHO ARE SUPER DEVOTED TO THEM, AND IT SEEMED LIKE SOMETHING MEME MIGHT BE INTO.I'M USING IT AS A JUMPING OFF POINT, BASICALLY, AND GOOGLING EVERYTHING/LOOKING IT UP ON TO SEE WHAT NON-FAILMEMERS SAYE ROMANCE IN THE EDDINGS' BOOKS HAS SO GREAT MOMENTS BUT IS MOSTLY CREEPY. SHE'S TINY IN ADDITION TO BEING YOUNGER THAN HIM AND THE AUTHOR IS RLY INTO THAT AND IT SHOWS. IT TECHNICALLY FITS, THOUGH.
I find that Sparhawk is a little bit more to my taste and this might just be a complete whim, because the similarity between Eddings' other series is staggering. His writing his formulaic, but I find his treatment of Sparkhawk, Ehlana and the other major players in this series is a bit more human and a bit less formula. The characters evolve ever so slightly and I actually believe in the relationship between Sparhawk and Ehlana, which is something I couldn't say for any of the romances in the ot [...]
This is not the edition I read, which I can't find here, but it really doesn't matter, and it allows me to cover the entire series in one reviwe/rating.The Elenium is The Belgariad all over again, in a different world. Really. The basic characters are the same (though the main character is a bit older and less annoying), and the plot is also basically the same, though not on as grand a scale. As with TB, TE contains the usual stereotypes that Eddings seems to love.Even though the plots and chara [...]
It's not that I didn't enjoy this book-- it was a reasonably light fantasy-quest type do, something I definitely needed after a spate of heavier reads. That said, it's kind of your standard fantasy fare: a group of heroes out to seek and destroy a talisman that will keep the forces of evil from taking over the world. Sound familiar? Biggest beef: Across the entire 3 book set (900 pages!) we get approximately seven named female characters, and only two of those could be considered primary. TWO. C [...]
Interested in a straight forward sword and sorcery fantasy? That's what David Eddings provides for most of his novels, and this is no exception.Everything about the plot and characters scream 'stereotype' - the Heroic Knight must go on a Quest to get a Magical Artifact in order to save his Damsel and the world from Evil. But despite this seeming simplicity, the plot is engaging, the characters are easy to relate to, and the humour will have you laughing out loud without even realizing it. This s [...]
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