The Elder Gods
by David Eddings & Leigh Eddings
Category: Fiction / Fantasy
350 pages; ISBN: 0446532215
Rating: 10/10 (Ratings explained)
Reviewer: Harriet Klausner
Four Gods commanding a specific directional point each control the Land of Dhrall and its people. Brothers dominate north and south while sisters rule east and west. However, in the center where the compass converges lies That-Called-The-Vlagh, a creature not under godly power with ambitions to conquer the land.
The deity quartet raise children to become dreamers to fulfill the prophecy that claims one who would defeat That-Called-The-Vlagh will come. As the latest cycle comes to a close, only the Dreamers can save the day, but meanwhile as the Gods wait for the right time the foursome raises a human army to combat That-Called-The-Vlagh and his horde.
The opening book of the four-novel set The Dreamers sets the stage for what could prove to be a strong series centering on the recycling of life and death. However, THE ELDER GODS spends so much time setting the table, no one dines. Instead the wide cast especially the Gods pontificate with soliloquies. Still the potential for a powerhouse has been placed in motion so that it appears the action will step forward and readers will end up with a feast. Please do as I say, not as I do or feel, by being patient.
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