The Diamond Throne

by David Eddings
The Diamond Throne (The Elenium #1) - David Eddings 6.46   205

THE BURDEN OF DESTINY

Sparhawk, Pandion Knight and Queen's Champion, returned to Elenia after ten years of exile, only to find his young Queen Ehlana trapped in a block of ensorcelled crystal. Only the great sorcery of Sephrenia, ageless instructor of magic, kept her alive – but the spell would last only a year, and its cost was tragically high.

Now a Prince Regent ruled Elenia, the puppet of Annias, ambitious Primate of the Church who planned to seize power over all the land.

As Sparhawk and Sephrenia set out to find a cure for Ehlana, Sephrenia revealed that there was only one person in the west who could defeat the evil plots against Ehlana. That person was Sparhawk.


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Release date 1989
Details updated August 13, 2022

The Elenium :: Series

Series contains 3 primary works and has 3 total works.

Main series Sparhawk Novels

The Diamond Throne (The Elenium #1) 6.46   205
The Ruby Knight (The Elenium #2) 6.26   192
The Sapphire Rose (The Elenium #3) 6.38   190

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Seregil of Rhiminee
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The Diamond Throne isn't an excellent book, but it's an enjoyable fantasy story. This may sound strange, but I actually enjoyed this book much more than the previous books that Eddings has written. I know that many people have criticized Eddings for writing about same characters with different names. I must also say that this is unfortunately true for this series. If you've read The Belgariad and The Malloreon, the characters feel very familiar.

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