History Creator / DavidEddings

19th Feb '16 2:27:09 AM Flimshar
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* AuthorVocabularyCalendar: Eddings had an obscurely peculiar fascination with the words "obscure," "peculiar," and "fascination." Also "prosaic", and especially "blandly". We thought we noticed you noticing.

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* AuthorVocabularyCalendar: Eddings had an obscurely peculiar fascination with the words "obscure," "peculiar," and "fascination." Also "prosaic", "trifle", and especially "blandly". We thought we noticed you noticing.
29th Jan '16 10:23:39 AM HighCrate
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* MagnumOpus: ''Literature/TheBelgariad'' would be most fan's choice. At ten core books, two prequels and one universe bible it's, even by modern standards, an extensive set of works.
14th Jan '16 2:45:16 PM FordPrefect
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* EurekaMoment: Back in the late 1970s Eddings was a struggling novelist working at a grocery store to make ends meet. Browsing a book store one day he saw a copy of ''Literature/TheLordOfTheRings'' and said "Is this old turkey still floating around?". On opening the book he was shocked to see it was in it's ''seventy-eighth'' printing. He rushed home, dusted off an old doodled map of a place called [[Literature/TheBelgariad Aloria]] and TheRestIsHistory.

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* EurekaMoment: Back in the late 1970s Eddings was a struggling novelist working at a grocery store to make ends meet. Browsing a book store one day he saw a copy of ''Literature/TheLordOfTheRings'' and said "Is this old turkey still floating around?". On opening the book he was shocked to see it was in it's its ''seventy-eighth'' printing. He rushed home, dusted off an old doodled map of a place called [[Literature/TheBelgariad Aloria]] and TheRestIsHistory.
14th Jan '16 2:44:30 PM FordPrefect
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Most, if not all, of his books were co-written with his wife, Leigh, though only the latest gave her shared credit (due to ExecutiveMeddling - his publisher figured that boys wouldn't want to read a fantasy-book with a girl's name on the cover.) This is probably one of the main reasons for the abundancy of strong female characters, who are outspoken and fierce enough to make you wonder how those medieval societies manages to maintain their male-dominated status quo...

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Most, if not all, of his books were co-written with his wife, Leigh, though only the latest gave her shared credit (due to ExecutiveMeddling - his publisher figured that boys wouldn't want to read a fantasy-book with a girl's name on the cover.) This is probably one of the main reasons for the abundancy of strong female characters, who are outspoken and fierce enough to make you wonder how those medieval societies manages manage to maintain their male-dominated status quo...
14th Jan '16 2:42:25 PM FordPrefect
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David Eddings was a modern American author who specialized in archetypical epic tales. He died in June of 2009. Most of the books he wrote were HighFantasy, were {{Doorstopper}}s, and were part of a long series (some of which were in [[TheVerse the same universe,]]) were StrictlyFormula, were {{Troperiffic}}, and were ''[[TropesAreNotBad awesome]]''.

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David Eddings was a modern American author who specialized in archetypical epic tales. He died in June of 2009. Most of the books he wrote were HighFantasy, were {{Doorstopper}}s, and were part of a long series (some of which were in [[TheVerse the same universe,]]) universe]]), were StrictlyFormula, were {{Troperiffic}}, and were ''[[TropesAreNotBad awesome]]''.
13th Jan '16 7:59:54 PM Exxolon
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* TooDumbToLive: Eddings managed to torch his car and office and was lucky to escape uninjured while flushing the car's petrol tank with water - he decided the best way to check if the mixture was flammable was to throw a lit piece of paper into the puddle of fluid. He lampshaded this when asked why he'd done it by a firefighter.

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* TooDumbToLive: Eddings managed to torch his car and office and was lucky to escape uninjured while flushing the his car's petrol tank with water - he decided the best way to check if the mixture was flammable was to throw a lit piece of paper into the puddle of fluid. He lampshaded this when asked why he'd done it by a firefighter.
23rd Oct '15 5:48:33 PM Bissek
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* DeusExMachina: Done to death in the Dreamers series. By the third book the cast has since figured out that their job is just to slow the Vlagh's invasion down until the next one occurs to wipe out the enemy army. And at the end of the final book an extra one occurs to make the ultimate victory happen decades in the past, meaning the entire series never happened.
18th Oct '15 10:26:02 AM Phoenixion
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** ''The Belgariad''

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** ''The [[/index]]''The Belgariad''



** ''The Rivan Codex'' (a collection of essays, notes and background material giving insight into how the series was created. {{Troperiffic}}.)

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** ''The Rivan Codex'' (a collection of essays, notes and background material giving insight into how the series was created. {{Troperiffic}}.)
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24th Sep '15 1:20:29 PM Morgenthaler
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Creator/DavidEddings was a modern American author who specialized in archetypical epic tales. He died in June of 2009. Most of the books he wrote were HighFantasy, were {{Doorstopper}}s, and were part of a long series (some of which were in [[TheVerse the same universe,]]) were StrictlyFormula, were {{Troperiffic}}, and were ''[[TropesAreNotBad awesome]]''.

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Creator/DavidEddings David Eddings was a modern American author who specialized in archetypical epic tales. He died in June of 2009. Most of the books he wrote were HighFantasy, were {{Doorstopper}}s, and were part of a long series (some of which were in [[TheVerse the same universe,]]) were StrictlyFormula, were {{Troperiffic}}, and were ''[[TropesAreNotBad awesome]]''.
18th Sep '15 6:44:48 PM Exxolon
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* MagnumOpus: ''Literature/TheBelgariad'' would be most fan's choice. At ten core books, two prequels and one universe bible it's, even by modern standards, an extensive set of works.
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