Rivan Codex – making of the Belgariad

Rivan Codex is pretty much a collection of preliminary studies done by David Eddings before he wrote the Belgariad and Malloreon. It includes a foreword and some tips on writing for a novelist-wannabes. If that’s you, don’t rush to the bookstore. You won’t get much in a way of book-writing help from this book, only some very general pointers and the usual Edding’s “writing is harder to do then rocket science” crap. (more…)

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The Dreamers by David Eddings

Such a good author and such a disappointing series. The Dreamers (The Elder Gods, The Treasured One, Crystal Gorge, The Younger Gods) is a fantasy series by a very good author, David Eddings. Unfortunately, for every good thing I have to say about this author, there are as many bad things I can say about this particular series. (more…)