Tuesday, August 17, 2010

Book Review: “The Ruby Knight”

Book Review: “The Ruby Knight” by David Eddings. Book Two of The Elenium.

I enjoyed “The Ruby Knight” much better than “The Diamond Throne.” In the first book I think Eddings spent far too much time tramping all over the world, discussing politics, and meeting new characters in the first book, all of which were much better in this second book.

While there is still a lot of travel, there is a lot more action. We have a small core group of people that we follow for most of the book. This makes it easier to form a bond with these characters and care for them, as well as follow them. Ten people to keep track of was enough.

I loved Edding’s writing style. The characters in the book knew each other well and joked endlessly among each other. This made for a light-hearted times to help offset the gory battles and the constant danger the group was in.

I loved the ending. It had a good surprise. (Won’t spoil it for ya.) Can’t wait to read the next in the series.

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