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Old 06-03-2009, 02:39 PM   #1
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David Eddings has passed away at 77

Awww.. One of my first and favorite fantasy authors. His Belgariad never left my list of favorite 5 stories. Rest in peace David Eddings and thank you.

Story here - http://scifi.about.com/b/2009/06/03/...gs-is-dead.htm

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Old 06-03-2009, 02:41 PM   #2
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That is a pity. One of my all-time favourite "modern" authors.
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Old 06-03-2009, 02:42 PM   #3
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Awww.. One of my first and favorite fantasy authors. He never left my list of favorite 5. Rest in peace David Eddings and thank you.

Story here - http://scifi.about.com/b/2009/06/03/...gs-is-dead.htm
That is indeed sad news. I have enjoyed his books. We shall miss having new books written by him.
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Old 06-03-2009, 02:47 PM   #4
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Sad loss. I enjoyed the Eddings books more than Jordan's "Wheel of Time" series.
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Old 06-03-2009, 03:08 PM   #5
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I love his books
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Old 06-03-2009, 03:22 PM   #6
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I've been meaning to read his books for ages...

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Old 06-03-2009, 03:24 PM   #7
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One of my favourite authors. He wont be forgotten.
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Old 06-03-2009, 03:58 PM   #8
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Hm. I just read about his death on the amazon forums, while checking whether there already were ebook versions available of this guy's (comparable to Eddings, though somewhat darker) books..
Anyway, it's a shame he's passed away. Although the similarities between his different series at times made me despair, his books were entertaining enough to read.
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Old 06-03-2009, 04:02 PM   #9
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I guess I'll have to read The Belgariad series now.
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Old 06-03-2009, 04:10 PM   #10
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That really breaks my heart. Eddings was my first fantasy author.... I still look back with a lot of love towards his books.
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Old 06-03-2009, 04:39 PM   #11
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It really is a loss for the reading world. His characters were not the cardboard cutouts that you see so often in fantasy. They were people - always unique, yet consistent and believable within the context of their settings.

I've re-read his books many times.

I noticed his wife Leigh had previously passed away. I wonder if the passing of his wife contributed, in the manner that is so often seen when one partner in a life-long relationship dies, to his demise. Sometimes for the survivor, getting over the loneliness, and heartache, is impossible.

My condolences to the family and friends of David Eddings.
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Old 06-03-2009, 04:43 PM   #12
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They say you're never really 'dead' as long as someone holds you in their heart.

Possibly, the comments on this thread will encourage someone who hasn't read him, to do so.

And so.......he will continue on........

Rest in Peace.
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Old 06-03-2009, 05:41 PM   #13
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This thread has encouraged me to pick up some of his books. I guess it's as good a way to honor him as any.
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Old 06-03-2009, 06:05 PM   #14
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A link to the Kindle books available from Amazon.

http://www.amazon.com/s/ref=nb_ss_b?...dings&x=5&y=25


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Old 06-03-2009, 06:14 PM   #15
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Available at the sony store
http://ebookstore.sony.com/author/david-eddings_42316

and I'm sure from many other ebook sellers
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