After two devastating defeats and the utter annihilation of two armies,
the hideous Vlagh still vows to invade the land of Dhrall. A voracious
insectile overmind, she can breed millions of soldiers in mere days and
even evolve entire new species in just a week.
At first, Dhrall's mortal defenders – a motley bunch of mercenaries, pirates, horse lords, and lone heroes like the archer Longbow-are certain they'll prevail again. Most are now battle-hardened veterans, and the natives of Dhrall are fierce bison hunters and bear slayers, ready to fight.
But while the Vlagh's past servants were giant, venomous, and mindless bugs, it has now created perfect spies: new minions with a man's appearance and intelligence. Corrupted by the agents of the Vlagh, the human tribes are soon at one anothers' throats.
Far, far worse for mortals is the fact that the Gods can no longer be trusted. For, nearing the end of their 25,000 year cycle, the Elder Gods are doddering toward senility and dementia. And to add to mankind's plight, a strange mysterious entity is manipulating the forces in the upcoming strife and neither gods nor mortals know its true intentions.
Now, beset by astonishing, dire challenges, Longbow and his fellow mortals must wage a bitter war against a supernatural enemy – one that has evolved in ways they could have never imagined...
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 Timo 2015-07-27
I have to agree with previous review. This book isn't worth to read. Eddings was one of my favourite authors when i was younger but this last series dissapointed me greatly. Haven't even bothered to read last volume. However taking to consideration that Leigh passed away 2007 and David 2009 I can understand lack of quality in this series. Perhaps they just wanted to write one last series together...
Written by Seregil of Rhiminee 2007-10-23
The Crystal Gorge is the third book of The Dreamers series. In my opinion David and Leigh Eddings should've thought twice before they began to write this series. All the previous books have been bad and this book is also bad. I can't recommend this book to anybody.