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The Elder Gods: Book One of the Dreamersby David Eddings and Leigh Eddings
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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 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.
"The tale's merely human cast is full of interesting members....Rather a departure for Team Eddings, this light but not lightweight, understated and ardonic series-opener bodes well for its successors." Roland Green, Booklist
"Only die-hard fans...will enjoy this slow-moving, low-tension epic fantasy....Despite a variety of characters...all speak in the same unlikely, bland manner, and dialogue generally replaces action." Publishers Weekly
"The authors' strength lies in their ability to populate their imaginary worlds with believable and engaging characters. Sure to be in high demand..." Library Journal
"David Eddings is one of the best fantasy writers publishing today....He continues to surprise and excite with every novel." Orlando Sentinel
In this major publishing event, David and Leigh Eddings — two of the most important names in epic fantasy — offer the first of a four-book series. While most continents float freely on the face of Mother Sea, the Land of Dhrall survives anchored by the will of the Gods. All Gods, Elder and Younger, share the people and the land of Dhrall equally. But the one place they never enter is The Wasteland: a barren and hideous wilderness ruled by the Vlagh — a god-like creature whose young are evil spawn. Now, as the Elder Gods are about to transfer their power to the Younger Gods, the Vlagh plans to take advantage of their weakened state and neutralize them, eventually conquering the world. To do so, it is breeding a terrible force borne of monsters and demons. But one ray of hope shines through the darkness: four children called the Dreamers. They alone hold the power to change the course of history...and stop the Vlagh in its quest for total world domination.
In this major publishing event, two of the most important names in epic fantasy offer the first of a four-book series.
About the Author
David Eddings published his first novel, High Hunt, in 1973, before turning to the field of fantasy with the Belgariad and the Mallorean series. Born in Spokane, Washington, he served in the United States Army and taught college English.
Leigh Eddings has collaborated with her husband for more than a dozen years on numerous bestsellers.
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