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I'm getting ill just thinking about how much this book disappointed me.
Really this story needed to be expanded into a series so that the plot, characters and action could have been developed to their potential.
This was my first David Eddings book, and I have to say that this is hands-down the worst book I have ever read.
I first read this book back in 2001 when my boss gave it to my for my birthday. I was struck by how the entire time I was reading it I was in the moment of "then" instead... Read morePublished 23 days ago by Sarah E. N. Thompson
Always wanted him to do a sequel though. Lots of plot ideas left to work from. If you like this book then I suggest you read his other fantasy series. Read morePublished 1 month ago by Terrance Kent
I know it has the same themes and devices as their other stories, but the characters are new and original, as is the story. I'll read it again and again, just like the others!Published 1 month ago by MB
Great stand-alone story from Eddings, however it can definitely get bogged down in mundane details of battle strategy, a lot of which is irrelevant to the overall story line. Read morePublished 2 months ago by S. Jhagroo
Enjoyable read, easy to follow while the characters and dialogue are relaxed and humorous. Look forward to more of his worksPublished 4 months ago by TomN
The Eddings are master word smiths. I started with the Belgariad, but Althalus will always be my favorite. Read morePublished 4 months ago by Laura Hays