Karandan paholaisherra (The Malloreon #3)
Sitten hirvittävä rutto saartaa Mallorean pääkaupungin, mutta edes kuoleman uhka ei pysty pidättelemään nu...more
It's a great series, from start to finish, I freely and happily admit. This one gets a bit bogged down though.
Its almost as if the writer and publisher discussed the Mallorean... "well, the first series was five books. So this one is too, a no brainer." "yeah, but I am not sure this story is five books long." "hmm, well, lets pad out the middle with some side quests and some int...more
It seems that Eddings is trying to convey a more adult environment in this book. There is a sort of romance (with an adult scene no less!), a fairly well-written prelude to the plague sequence and then some nasty goings on when the demons show up on the stage. The characters are said to be "grim faced" f...more
And his overreliance on an annoying "voice of Necessity" in characters heads telling them what they need to in a given situation...more
In an adventurous sequel to THE MALLOREAN, David Eddings tells the story of King Garion's abducted infant son and his efforts to save him. Unfortunately, he and his friends are detained by the friendly, but determined Zakath, who refuses to let them leave. As a horde of demons ravage the Cities and a plague lets loose its terrors, Garion has little time left to reach his destination, or the kidnapper wins by default.
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The trial of the sorceress Zandramas leads Garion and
The plotline is surpringsly similar to the first series: something important has been stolen and Garion and his friends must traverse the world to recover it lest the world be destroyed.
In this case the important thing is Garion's new-born son, who has been abducted by a Grolim preistess...more
Philosophy and religion take too much out of Demon Lord of Karanda, I think, since most of the time the novel was filled with the characters just sitting there discussing...more
These books can make anyone fall in love with fantasy.
Great characters in this book. The further development we see with our old favorites (Silk, Polgara, Durnik and Belgarath) and the introduction of new characters that is adding a great deal of enjoyment to the story. I think that Velvet and Sadi are great additions to the questing team. I am still not sure what to think of Eriond. Most of the time I forget h...more
Great characters in this book. The further development we see with our old favorites (Silk, Polgara, Durnik and Belgarath) and the introduction of new characters that is adding a great deal of enjoyment to the story. I think that Velvet and Sadi are great additions to the questing team. I am still not sure what to think of Eriond. Most of the time I forget he is eve...more
I have to say that these two series Belgariat and Malloreon are in my holy opinion in the top threee best fantasy series ever written. The language though that it is written in is quiet possibly more for teen/kid audience but the content is more for adult audience.
There is though one simple defect. The Malloreon and Belagriat series are quiet the same. They have the same structure but different cover. Even the...more
They're surrounded by plague and no one gets ill. They get into all sorts of battles, and no one is injured. They're supposed to be chasing after Garion's son, and they remain a steady week behind, stopping for directions and chitchat and attacks too often to catch up.
It seemed like the characters kept NOT using their full potential. Yes, they had the excuse that Grolim...more
(view spoiler)["Garion stared, suppressing a gasp of surprise. The man standing before the altar was Harakan."
These books are great for the reader that enjoys fantasy series reading (so if you prefer a one off, try something else). They develop an amazing story and history that kept me engaged. The two series are intimately related/connected. The world is more of a high...more
I started this book because I liked the previous two, and this one was just as good.
I finished it because I wanted to get...more
David Eddings' first books (which were general fiction) sold moderately well. He later switched to writing epic fantasy, a field in which he...more