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David Eddings

David EddingsAKA David Carroll Eddings

Born: 7-Jul-1931
Birthplace: Spokane, WA
Died: 2-Jun-2009
Location of death: Carson City, NV
Cause of death: Natural Causes

Gender: Male
Race or Ethnicity: White
Sexual orientation: Straight
Occupation: Author

Nationality: United States
Executive summary: The Belgariad

Military service: US Army (1954-56)

In 1973 Author David Eddings made his novel debut with High Hunt, a contemporary adventure tale. It wasn't until 1982 that he published the novel that set him down the road to becoming a best-selling fantasy novelist -- Pawn of Prophecy. Along with co-author and wife Leigh, Eddings later churned out such fantasy sagas as the The Belgariad (of which Pawn of Prophecy was book one), The Mallorean, The Elenium, and the Tamuli. Although he was sometimes criticized for the repetitive nature of his story-telling and the shallow characterization of his villains, many readers (especially younger readers) applaud his works for their wit, their easy comprehensibility, and their likeable protagonists.

Father: George Wayne Eddings
Mother: Theone Berge
Brother: Dennis Eddings
Wife: Judith Leigh Schall (often his co-author, m. 1962, d. 28-Feb-2007 stroke)

    University: BA, Reed College (1954)
    University: MA, University of Washington (1961)

    Marie (Oct-1985)

Author of books:
Pawn of Prophecy (1982)
Queen of Sorcery (1982)
Magician's Gambit (1983)
Castle of Wizardry (1984)
Enchanters' End Game (1984)
Guardians of the West (1998)
King of the Murgos (1989)
Demon Lord of Karanda (1989)
Sorceress of Darshiva (1989)
The Seeress of Kell (1992)
The Diamond Throne (1990)
The Ruby Knight (1991)
The Sapphire Rose (1993)
Domes of Fire (1993)
The Shining Ones (1994)
The Hidden City (1994)
The Losers (1993)
Belgarath the Sorcerer (1995)
Polgara the Sorceress (1997)
The Rivan Codex, Ancient Texts of The Belgariad and The Malloreon (1998)

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