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R.I.P. David Eddings

by iheartbadtz:mymelody.com

DavidEddings_170x246 I just read on Wikipedia that one of my favorite authors of all time, David Eddings, has passed away last June.:( I’ve talked about him a few times in the past, but never really in detail, so I’d like to dedicate this entry to him and his wife, Leigh, his co-writer who also passed away about a couple of years ago.

The reason why I actually got hooked on fantasy fiction is because of David Eddings, whose books my oldest sister collected. After I discovered "Pawn of Prophecy", I went through all of his books she had of him (18 of ‘em, composed of four series) in less than a couple of weeks, while adjusting to transferring to a new school. What I loved the most about his works is that he combines humor, magic, and in-depth character development in their books, which is awesome. My favorite series would always remain to be "The Belgariad".

I actually only read the non-fantasy novel "Regina’s Song" just a couple of months ago and I loved it, especially because his trademark dry sense of humor can still be seen in that book even if it’s non-fantasy. The reason why I visited the wiki entry of him was actually to see if there’s news of him writing more, only to see that he passed away already.

R.I.P. David Eddings. Thank you for bringing to us Belgarion, Silk, Belgarath, Barak, Hettar, Lelldorin, Mandorallen, Beldin, Polgara, Poledra, Beldaran, Ce’Nedra, Dras, Riva, Kurik, Xanetia, Sephrenia, Kalten, Ulath, Bevier, Berit, Althalus, Eliar, Regina and Renata, Charlie, Mark, James, and all of the other well-loved characters. You and your wife will be missed.

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