David Eddings has passed

Now here's something to get steamed up about.
Post Reply
User avatar
davisherm
Moderator
Moderator
Posts: 977
Joined: Thu Dec 18, 2003 7:00 pm
Location: The Wood
Zodiac: Aries
Contact:

David Eddings has passed

Post by davisherm » Thu Jun 04, 2009 9:01 am

http://www.associatedcontent.com/articl ... s_has.html
David Eddings, the acclaimed fantasy novelist and author of such series as The Belgariad and The Malloreon, has died at the age of 77. David Eddings was predeceased by his wife and writing partner Leigh two years ago.
While not surprising, considering his age and the fact that Leigh passed a while back, this still saddens me. The Belgariad was the first fantasy series I willingly read and found that I had quite a taste for it.

We'll miss you, Old Wolf. I'm glad you're back with Leigh now.
"I just want to play on my Panpipes..." Cake

User avatar
white_harmony
Moderator
Moderator
Posts: 831
Joined: Sun Apr 06, 2003 2:46 am
Location: Australia
Zodiac: Virgo
Contact:

Re: David Eddings has passed

Post by white_harmony » Thu Jun 04, 2009 1:24 pm

Such incredibly sad news. I love so many of his novels, probably all of them really, and as coincidence would have it, I am actually reading Polgara at the moment.

A sad day indeed. He will definitely be missed.
~ The mystery of love is greater than the mystery of death ~

User avatar
Kitsune
Level 70
Level 70
Posts: 2097
Joined: Thu Jan 12, 2006 12:33 pm
Location: Calgary, Canada
Zodiac: Capricorn
Contact:

Re: David Eddings has passed

Post by Kitsune » Thu Jun 04, 2009 2:54 pm

Even I have read The Belgariad Series... It was rather good.

He will be missed! [-o<
Trying to create a world, even in words, is good occupational therapy for lunatics who think they're God, and an excellent argument for Polytheism. -S.M. Stirling

http://www.bamatthews.comThe Writings and Musings of B.A. Matthews

User avatar
runewulf
Moderator
Moderator
Posts: 820
Joined: Tue Sep 02, 2003 8:38 pm
Location: USA
Zodiac: Scorpio
Contact:

Re: David Eddings has passed

Post by runewulf » Thu Jun 04, 2009 9:52 pm

Merde, I loved that man's writings. I hope he finds peace and refreshment between worlds for a time.
http://cajungypsy.blogspot.com

User avatar
Kystar
Level 57
Level 57
Posts: 1684
Joined: Thu Dec 02, 2004 7:46 am
Location: White Oak, PA
Zodiac: Cancer
Contact:

Re: David Eddings has passed

Post by Kystar » Fri Jun 05, 2009 6:24 am

Good Journey to him.

While I'll miss new adventures in his wonderfully complex worlds and miss meeting knew witty characters of his, I'm glad he's gone to be with his wife.

Of all his books, my favorite, amazingly enough, is the Riven Codex. Because, I am a writer myself (mainly for fun), and am trying to get to the point where I can feel comfortable putting something out for publishing...and the Codex spells out his/their whole thought process and things for the Belgariad and Mallorean so very well that it's a wonderful resource for writers.
You say "Witch" like it's a bad thing!

User avatar
Kitsune
Level 70
Level 70
Posts: 2097
Joined: Thu Jan 12, 2006 12:33 pm
Location: Calgary, Canada
Zodiac: Capricorn
Contact:

Re: David Eddings has passed

Post by Kitsune » Fri Jun 05, 2009 9:58 pm

** Warning: Shamless advertising ahead **

*Ahem* You should really think about joining my Writer's Retreat Forum. I'm hoping to help people with publishing as soon as I've made it as well!

(Hey, Psst Crazy... How many "no's" are on the "No Sheet" again? :lol: :roll: )

On a less selfish note... I may have to see about picking up that book. I've never heard of it before. it would be a great inspiration!
Trying to create a world, even in words, is good occupational therapy for lunatics who think they're God, and an excellent argument for Polytheism. -S.M. Stirling

http://www.bamatthews.comThe Writings and Musings of B.A. Matthews

Post Reply

Who is online

Users browsing this forum: No registered users and 1 guest