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Publication Order of The Belgariad Books

Pawn of Prophecy (1982)Description / Buy at Amazon
Queen of Sorcery (1982)Description / Buy at Amazon
Magician's Gambit (1983)Description / Buy at Amazon
Castle of Wizardry (1984)Description / Buy at Amazon
Enchanters' End Game (1984)Description / Buy at Amazon

Publication Order of The Malloreon Books

Guardians of the West (1985)Description / Buy at Amazon
King of the Murgos (1988)Description / Buy at Amazon
Demon Lord of Karanda (1988)Description / Buy at Amazon
Sorceress of Darshiva (1989)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Seeress of Kell (1991)Description / Buy at Amazon

Publication Order of Belgariad & Malloreon Books

with Leigh Eddings
Belgarath the Sorcerer (1995)Description / Buy at Amazon
Polgara the Sorceress (With: Leigh Eddings) (1997)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Rivan Codex (1998)Description / Buy at Amazon

Publication Order of The Elenium Books

The Diamond Throne (1989)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Ruby Knight (1990)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Sapphire Rose (1991)Description / Buy at Amazon

Publication Order of The Tamuli Books

Domes of Fire (1992)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Shining Ones (1993)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Hidden City (1994)Description / Buy at Amazon

Publication Order of The Dreamers Books

with Leigh Eddings
The Elder Gods (With: Leigh Eddings) (2003)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Treasured One (With: Leigh Eddings) (2005)Description / Buy at Amazon
Crystal Gorge (With: Leigh Eddings) (2005)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Younger Gods (With: Leigh Eddings) (2006)Description / Buy at Amazon

Publication Order of Standalone Novels

High Hunt (1973)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Losers (1992)Description / Buy at Amazon
Regina's Song (2000)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Redemption of Althalus (2000)Description / Buy at Amazon

David Eddings was an American born author best known for his epic fantasy novels. Eddings was born in city of Spokane, Washington, on the 7th of July, in 1931. As a son of George Wayne and Theone Eddings, he was raised in Snohomish, a city near Puget Sound, north from Seattle.

David Eddings attended the Everett Junior College before enrolling at Reed College in Portland, where he received in 1954 a Bachelor of Arts degree. Before he continued his education path, Eddings took time to serve in the United States Army from 1954 till 1956. In 1961, Eddings received a Master of Arts from the University of Washington.

Even though he studied the arts and wanted to be an actor, his first jobs had nothing to do with the arts of writing. Instead, Eddings made his living as purchaser for the Boening Company, grocery clerk, and college lecturer of English literacy.

When he was 31 years old, David Eddings married Judith Leigh Schall, They remained married over 45 years, until her death in 2007. His wife had a great influence and participation in his work from the very beginning. Leigh Eddings appeared as a co-author on publications, including Belgarath the Sorcerer and Polgara the Sorceress. However, she had a belief that multi-author books are not a good choice, and that is why her name didn’t appear more often beside her husband’s name on the book covers of novels they wrote together. David has stated that Leigh contributed to his novels by developing the female characters within.

His fantasy orientation came after he saw for the first time copy of Tolkien’s Lord of the Ring trilogy. It was the time Eddings realized the value of this genre and encouraged himself to try writing fantasy books.

The Belgariad series is marked as his first epic fantasy series. It achieved a worldwide success at the time. The series contains five volumes: Pawn of Prophecy, Queen of Sorcery, Magician’s Gambit, Castle of Wizardry and Enchanter’s End Game. Each one of the book titlea is composed of a fantasy term combined with a chess term. The series follows the adventures of Garion, orphaned boy that grew up on a farm, who found himself in a quest to fulfill the prophecy to restore the balance of the endangered world. Garion’s adventures are followed by his two companions – his Aunt Pol and the mysterious Mister Wolf.

David Eddings continued this saga story even after he published the last book of the Belgariad series. He continued by writing another five volume sequel series that he named The Malloreon.

Eddings also wrote another series of books based on a Knight called Sparhawk. The series was titled The Eleniu and the Tamuli trilogy and it is set in an entirely different world from The Belgariad series. Sparhawk is a Pandion Knight and Champion of Queen Ehlana. His fifth and final fantasy series was titled The Dreamers and revolves around an epic war between Elder gods and another entity called Vlagh.

Pawn of the Prophecy is the first book in The Belgariad series. Garion is raised on a quite farm by his Aunt Pol and spends his days playing in the fields with his friends and hanging out in his aunt’s kitchen. He’s happy with his life and has never belived in magic, despite the cloaked stranger who has haunted him for years. One day, the wise storyteller Wolf appears to urge Garion and his aunt to leave the farm immediately. He doesn’t understand why, but they leave the home and are thrust into a dark and unfamiliar world. Thus begins their extraordinary quest to stop a reawakened evil from destroying all that is good.

The first book in The Malloreon series is Guardians of the West. The book takes place years after the events of the original trilogy where all is right with the world and Garion is settling into his new role. Then a Voice of Prophecy calls out: Beware Zandramas! Nobody knows who or what Zandramas are, but they’ll need to find out quick. Garion finds out more about them in a previously obscured part of the Mrin Codex. He finds that the Dark Prophecy was not defeated and is still waging its struggle against the Prophecy of Light. With a great evil brewing in the East, Garion will once again have the fate of the world to deal with.

The Diamond Throne is the first book in The Elenium series. The story sees Sparhawk, Pandion Knight and Queen’s Champion returning to Elania after ten years of exile. The excitement ends quickly when the young Queen Ehlana is found trapped in a block of crystal. She would be dead if not for the work of the sorceress Sephrenia. Sparhawk and Sephrenia set out to find a cure for Ehlana, but soon find that Sparhawk is the only one in the west would can defeat the plots against the queen.

The Dreamers series begins with The Elder Gods. The Land of Dhrall survives thanks to the will of the Gods, both the Elder and Young. They share the people and land of Dhrall, but they never travel to The Wasteland. The Wasteland is a barren and hideous wilderness ruled by the Vlagh. The Elder Gods are preparing to transfer their power to the Younger Gods when the Vlagh make plans to take over. They breed a force of half-monsters, half-demons to do so. There is one hope to fight off the evil: four children known as The Dreamers. They have the power to change history and stop the Vlagh from total domination.

The Redemption of Althalus is a standalone novel by David and Leigh Eddings. The story follows Althalus who is a lair, murdered, braggart, and scoundrel. His reputation is well known, but he will be the champion of humanity as they go against an ancient god who hopes to destroy the universe. He heads to the House at the End of the World to steal The Book when he meets a cat with emerald eyes and the powers of a goddess. The cat is Dweia, sister to the Gods, and she manages to manipulate time. When Althalus leaves, he hasn’t aged a day even though thousands of years have gone by. While the two were working, Dweia’s brother has been doing his own messing with time by changing history.

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4 Responses to “David Eddings”

  1. Mr Jamie D Butterfield: 2 months ago

    it was the artwork on the cover of the UK paperback ‘Castle of Wizardry’ that first drew me to the Belgariad. I then bought the whole collection to read in order; and still have them to this day. They were £1.95 a copy back in 1984!
    I’ve just re-read them again. As good as ever.

  2. Marc: 2 years ago

    I read these series years ago when I was in high school and enjoyed them very much. I reread them again about 15 years later and it brought back great memories of the characters in these stories. I was very happy to find these books on Audible and am enjoying them once again while I commute a few hours daily.

    • Graeme: 2 years ago

      Love hearing stories like that. Always so fun to go back and reread books from our younger years.

  3. Steve Booth: 5 years ago

    Thank you for the biographical information. Unfortunately, the Kindle option has been currently withdrawn for United States readers. I believe that it’s still available for Great Britain.

    There were formatting problems with the books.


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