Somewhere beyond the farthest pole of the world, the Land of Dhrall
lies anchored by the will of four powerful yet eccentric Gods. From
controlling the weather to influencing the course of mortal men, these
deities can bend reality to their whims. Yet bound by the laws of
nature, they cannot take lives.
The Gods are not the only power. For in the center of Dhrall is the Wasteland, the domain of a mysterious, voracious horror known as That-Called-The-Vlagh. A nightmare made flesh, the Vlagh has created a massive army of hideous monsters in a plan to conquer Dhrall and overrun the world. And now, at the end of a cycle of Time, That-Called-The-Vlagh may succeed.
In the coming battles the people of Dhrall will be aided by a ragtag force of pirates and mercenary soldiers. But the true warriors against the Vlagh will turn out to be four enigmatic children known as the Dreamers. Raised by the Gods themselves, these children have the ability to summon dreams that can alter the fabric of reality. And unlike the Elder Gods, the Dreamers do not hesitate to use their powers to kill…
New York Times bestselling authors David and Leigh Eddings have entertained legions of fantasy readers for decades with such epic fantasy classics as the The Belgariad, The Mallorean, and The Redemption of Althalus. Now the Eddings present the first volume in the new saga of the Dreamers – an enthralling and richly imaginative epic that introduces two generations of living Gods… and the impending doom that threatens them.
David Eddings (1931–2009) was an American author. Eddings' first books were general fiction and sold moderately. He later switched to writing epic fantasy novels and achieved best-selling status. David Eddings' wife, Leigh Eddings (1937–2007), is uncredited as co-author on many of his early books, but he later acknowledged that she contributed to them all.
Born in Spokane, Washington, and raised in the Puget Sound area north of Seattle, he received his bachelor of arts degree from Reed College in Portland, Oregon, in 1954, and a master of arts degree from the University of Washington in 1961. He served in the United States Army, worked as a buyer for the Boeing Company, and was also a grocery clerk and a college English teacher.
Written by Seregil of Rhiminee 2007-10-23
The Elder Gods is the first book of The Dreamers series. Hmm... What could I say about this book? Well, perhaps I could say that it's definitely one of the worst fantasy books I've ever read. It's been a long time since I've read anything as bad as this. Do yourself a favor and don't buy this book. It's not worth reading.