David Eddings

David Eddings


Born
in Spokane, Washington, The United States
July 07, 1931

Died
June 02, 2009

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David Eddings was an American author who wrote several best-selling series of epic fantasy novels. David Eddings' wife, Leigh Eddings, was an uncredited co-author on many of his early books, but he had later acknowledged that she contributed to them all.

David Eddings' first books (which were general fiction) sold moderately well. He later switched to writing epic fantasy, a field in which he achieved great success. In a recent interview with sffworld.com, he said: "I don't take orders from readers."

On January 26, 2007 it was reported that Eddings accidentally burned about a quarter of his office, next door to his house, along with his Excalibur sports car, and the original manuscripts for most of his novels. He was flushing the fuel tank of
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“What was that?" Belgarath asked, coming back around the corner.
"Brill," Silk replied blandly, pulling his Murgo robe back on.
"Again?" Belgarath demanded with exasperation. "What was he doing this time?"
"Trying to fly, last time I saw him." Silk smirked.
The old man looked puzzled.
"He wasn't doing it very well," Silk added.
Belgarath shrugged. "Maybe it'll come to him in time."
"He doesn't really have all that much time." Silk glanced out over the edge.
"From far below - terribly far below - there came a faint, muffled crash; then, after several seconds, another. "Does bouncing count?" Silk asked.
Belgarath made a wry face. "Not really."
"Then I'd say he didn't learn in time." Silk said blithely.”
David Eddings, Magician's Gambit

“God save us from religion.”
David Eddings

“I've looked at the world for quite a few years now and I've found that if I don't laugh, I'll probably end up crying."
- Prince Kheldar of Drasnia”
David Eddings, Demon Lord of Karanda

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Fantasy was the winning genre for June. Please place your vote for the book you'd most like to read. Last day to vote will be Sunday, May 18.

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  3 votes, 33.3%

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  2 votes, 22.2%

Grendel Grendel by John Gardner John Gardner
 
  2 votes, 22.2%

 
  1 vote, 11.1%

The Once and Future King The Once and Future King (The Once and Future King, #1-4) by T.H. White T.H. White
 
  1 vote, 11.1%

The Winter King The Winter King (The Warlord Chronicles, #1) by Bernard Cornwell Bernard Cornwell
 
  0 votes, 0.0%

Ombria in Shadow Ombria in Shadow by Patricia A. McKillip Patricia A. McKillip
 
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