I have never read any of Eddings works.
So my question is: "With which one should I start?"
I have heard that the "Garion" tales are considered superior because the "Sparhawk" and "Dreamer" works are considered so derivative-- but if I have never read either, which one might I find to be more satisfactory?
Because the plots are apparently so similar-- I expect, that, for me at least, reading the second or third one could be a bit of a letdown after reading the first one I ever read.
Is Elen/Tam or Dreamers really a second-rate rehash, or is one of them the pennicle of refining an art?
Is any single series superior to another in any respect?
Is any one of the sagas less violent than either of the others? Is any one particularly better suited to read with younger readers? (My son is only five years old now, but if I like these tales I might want to encourage him to read my favorite series.)
I know I should probably read them all and then decide which one I like the best, but I really think I would tire of derivative characters or plots and hold a fondness for the one I experienced first.
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