Author(s): David Eddings
New cover reissue of Book One of the classic ELENIUM series introducing the Pandion Knight Sparhawk and his horse Faron, a sleeping queen, and a jewel that can save her! After a long spell of exile, Sparhawk, Pandion Knight and the Queen's champion, returns to his native land to find it overrun with evil and intrigue -- and his young Queen grievously ill. Indeed, Ehlana lies magically entombed within a block of crystal, doomed to die unless a cure can be found within a year. But as Sparhawk and his allies -- who include Sephrenia, the ageless sorceress, and Flute, the strange and powerful girl-child -- seek to save Ehlana and the land, they discover that the evil is even greater and more pervasive than they feared! Truly a gem of epic fantasy from the modern master of the genre, THE DIAMOND THRONE is a must for Eddings fans -- and an excellent introduction for those who have yet to discover the delights of his work.
New cover reissue of Book One of the classic ELENIUM series introducing the Pandion Knight Sparhawk and his horse Faron, a sleeping queen, and a jewel that can save her! / This is the start of a major relaunch programme for the Elenium series by David Eddings / Classic high-fantasy of great wit, good humour and excitement / The first of the Sparhawk books has sold 342,000 copies to date / Competition: Tad Williams Robert Jordan
'What separates the grown-up authors from the boys is the quality of the writing and David Eddings is one of the best' Western Mail 'Sparhawk is the best-realized hero in modern fantasy' Daily Telegraph
David Eddings was born in Washington State in 1931 and grew up near Seattle. He graduated from the University of Washington and went on to serve in the US Army. Subsequently, he worked as a buyer for the Boeing Aircraft Company and taught college-level English. His career as a fantasy writer, with his wife Leigh, has been spectacular.