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Thursday, 4 June 2009

David Eddings has passed away

One of my favourite authours growing up was David Eddings. He wrote The Belgariad and the Mallorean fantasy series amongst other things. They were my first big multi-series epic and I looked forward to each new volume. I still remember being passed the first in the series, Pawn of Prophecy, by Kevin Lawrence back in school (I wonder whatever happened to Kevin?)

Great characters such as Silk, Barak, Durnik, Garion, Pol and Mr Wolf took me on many adventures through perilous lands.

Born in Spokane in Washington State, Eddings studied English at university in Oregon, and then spent two years in the army in Germany, which funded him through graduate studies in Middle English. He went on to work for Boeing, eventually settling in Denver where he began his writing career.

Now sadly David Eddings has passed away aged 77.

He once said, "I'm never going to be in danger of getting a Nobel prize for literature, I'm a storyteller, not a prophet. I'm just interested in a good story".

He will be missed.

What are your memories of Eddings' books? If they were going to make a film based on them who would you cast in it?

Source: Topless Robot

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Rich and Kath said...

never read any Eddings, but Del was well into him, sorry to hear of his passing.

Kevin Lawrence popped up on Facebook recently...he's friends with my ex...have a look for Kevin Tristan Lawrence!