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My considered opinion is that David Eddings is a little bit of dick and a little bit of a misogynist too although I he tries I ve been working with that theory since about Belgarath the Sorceror and this book proved me rightThat said he s got some good insights on writing especially writing antasy he worldbuilds irst starts the story second and seeing the origin of all his s ah nostalgiayou ve always had a way with words dave or was it leighp215 ordinary warriors addressed by rankarp251 entire mountain ranges uite literally crumbled into rubble and colossal tidal waves raced the oceans of the world orever altering coastlines a half a planet I have been a Diamantmysteriet fan of David Eddings ever since I read Pawn of Prophecy 20 years ago I know that his books are derivative repetitive and obvious but even with all this they are enjoyable andun to read rather easy and lightI have over the years added all the books rom the Belgariad and Malloreon to my bookshelves at home When I recently came across The Rivan Codex I wondered why I had never added this book or even read it I did recall seeing it in the book store when it was irst published but could not recall why I ignored itAfter picking it up at the local library thankfully I did not spend any money on this tripe and after reading through it I remember now why I avoided this book in the beginning The book is based upon source material that was written when Eddings was developing the stories Most of what is written here is not new and can be ound in the Belgarath the Sorcerer and Polgara the Sorceress books It is obvious that this material was written early and much of it not ully developedChristoper Tolkien has published most if not all of the source material that his ather wrote when developing his books These are interesting and important to have Because Of Tolkien Importance To This Genre of Tolkien importance to this genre literature in general David Eddings even though his books are un to read they are The Pocket Mommy farrom important My thoughts are that this books release was unnecessary other then to drive revenue or the publisher Allow me to point out that this book is definitely not one to be read rom start to As If Being 12 3/4 Isnt Bad Enough, My Mother Is Running for President! finish It s not that kind of book This is the book that you read when you want to gain aull understanding of everything concerning the world and its history This is where you turn As If Being 12 3/4 Isn't Bad Enough, My Mother Is Running for President! for religious teachingsor currency names and exchange rates If anyone ever decided that they wanted to make a game or a movie based on these books then this is definitely the place that you want to look to get the specific information you would need to Stickman Odyssey, Book 2: The Wrath of Zozimos fully. So you want to write a multivolume bestselling epicantasy Here's the book to help you The Rivan Codex was published to answer the many letters David and Leigh Eddings have received The Last of the Tribe from students teachers and aspiring writers It's a companion to the 12 bookantasy series comprised of The Belgariad ive books The Malloreon ive books Belgarath the Sorcerer and Polgara the Sorceress .
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Re The Book of Air for writing 10 others As aan of the original Belgariad and Mallorean as well as both Polgara the Sorceress and Belgarath the Sorcerer this how to process provided insight than I initially expected I ound much of it ascinating but think they could have pared down things like currency or the sake of publishing Otherwise a good read This is actually a compilation of the hundreds and hundreds of pages of pre novel work that Eddings put into his world and it s people It reads kinda like an encyclopedia Fun but not necessary to story The Belgariad is a antasy classic by any definition The Malloreon the preuels though somewhat repetitive and often campy are still good reading As ar as The Rivan Codex goes well let me just say that personally I m
a sucker or antasy histories starting with The Silmarillion Come on yousucker or antasy histories starting with The Silmarillion Come on you t lived until you ve read Master Jeebers Tolnedran histories King Anheg s personal diary or the Dalasian Book of Fates I enjoyed this one second only to The BelgariadA note on separating the art rom the artistIf you ve read any of the books you may have wondered Who is this Eddings guy The truth is he s someone with some major skeletons "in his closet I believe there is both good and evil residing in all of us "his closet I believe there is both good and evil residing in all of us chose to indulge his capacity or evil in one of the worst possible ways In short this guy was a monster He served prison time or physical abuse of his adopted children who were Elizabeth I found caged beneath his basement stairs swollen bruised and cutI think all reasonable people can agree that this is abhorrent The uestion is should we still read his books Here are my thoughts on the matter1 Does enjoying a work of art mean that I like the artist as a person or support their views No2 Do his books promote or condone child abuse No3 Am I supporting child abuse by purchasing his books No there s not even a uestion because he s deadIt s a shame that his legacy is tainted by evil but I can enjoy the booksor what they are and separate the story rom the storyteller As a antasy writer I was Theres Always a Trail / Home in the Valley fascinated to learn how one of theantasy genre s most successful writers planned out his novels I was well aware that Eddings was a ormulaic writer but it was interesting nonetheless to hear about his past in addition to reading the sheer amount of extra material he compiled in order to write The BelgariadWhile interesting it is all academic and obviously out of context to anyone who hasn t read The Belgariad or The Malloreon For those who have you ll only like this book if you re interested in encyclopedic details than say a rollicking antasy adventure. Rm oundation they imagined and built their world in book after book There's a ascinating introduction a personal history of Belgarath the sorcerer Holy Books Gospels Histories King Anheg's diary and an afterword Footnotes tell how the authors used and changed these materials in writing the books And of course there are plenty of maps the starting point The Everyman Book of Nonsense Verse for all epicantasies Nona Ve. Flesh out the worldBasically this book contains all of the interesting details about the world that would seem rather boring contains all of the interesting details about the world that would seem rather boring unnecessary to a typical reader of the booksSo as ar as being a good read goes this one just cannot even begin to compete As ar as being an interesting source of information about an excellent interesting source of information about an excellent this is definitely top of the line material Almost a guide to writing Ten Years Beyond Baker Street: fantasy It contains the notes which provided the detailsrom which sprung both the Belgariad and Mallorean series Interesting or readers of both series especially to see where he made changes and how to go about writing a antasy novel Warning IT ISNT A NOVEL ITSELF The Rivan Codex is actually uite entertaining The Essential Library for New Moms 4-Book Bundle: Healthy Sleep Habits, Happy Child; The Baby Food Bible; Infant Massage; Colic Solved for what it is a collection of notes and reference materials used in the creation of the Garion books bookended by Eddings sirmly stated opinions about how to go about writing a The Triangle of Truth: The Surprisingly Simple Secret to Resolving Conflicts Largeand Small fantasy series This was pure nip to me when I was a teenager I amascinated by the process of worldbuilding and while large chunks of this are airly dry they re interesting at least to me And the bits that aren t purely notes are largely written in the ormal style that I think Eddings does reasonably well the prose ends up being tighter and less digressive and actually has some rhythm Compare the origin of Belgarath here with the version in his eponymous bookIt was a little ironic that I elt this held up airly well when one of my big complaints of all of Eddings s work that I ve bothered to reread is the sloppiness and shallowness of the worldbuilding I think he did too much of the wrong kind of worldbuilding to lead to the sort of books I like there s too much history and geography and not enough character of any kind So or example when we
meet a secondary character he ends up being a shallow collection of racial characteristics because Eddings had a nice detaileda secondary character he ends up being a shallow collection of racial characteristics because Eddings had a nice detailed of what all the races were like but no particular thought seems to have been given as to what individual people were like outside of the main characters And so we end up with a world that eels very shallow overall And there are all sorts of minor bits of worldbuilding that end up getting retconned because they were invented separately The Wrong Side of the Bed from the needs of the actual storyThis is actually a book I would recommend to aspiringantasists who are The Alvin Ho Super Collection: Books 1-4 familiar with the Garion books because I think it highlights many of the series s strengths and weaknesses I don t necessarily think Eddings s advice should beollowed without uestion but that s true of all writing advice I کاروان امید find it impressive that they wrote this 460 page book just to prepa. N David Eddings's words The Rivan Codex may give the student of our genre some insights into the creative process something on the order of 'connect wire A to wire B Warning Do not connect wire A to wire C because that will cause the whole thing to blow up in yourace This is a collection of the groundwork David and Leigh Eddings laid کاروان امید: سرگذشت تری فاکس for the Belgariad and Malloreon series On thisi. .