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Old 3rd June 2009, 01:51 PM   #1 (permalink)
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David Eddings passes away

I've just heard that fantasy author David Eddings passed away last night (June 2nd) at the age of 77.

I haven't read anything by him in several years but greatly enjoyed his earlier work.

Another sad loss.
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Old 3rd June 2009, 02:37 PM   #2 (permalink)
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He will be missed ... his books were a way to get many of my friends reading fantasy. I read them in school and loved them too.
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Old 3rd June 2009, 04:08 PM   #3 (permalink)
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A peerless writer of uncomplicated, undemanding fantasy, and so many people's introduction to the genre.

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Old 3rd June 2009, 04:52 PM   #4 (permalink)
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Oh my god thats quite a shock ! I never realised his age! I will have to tell Helen later,shes a fan of his books(I quite enjoyed the Belgariad myself)

RIP David!
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Old 3rd June 2009, 04:59 PM   #5 (permalink)
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That's such a shame. I loved the Belgariad and others when I was younger, and they still hold a fond place in my heart. Rest in peace.
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Old 3rd June 2009, 05:09 PM   #6 (permalink)
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I just got an email from sfcrowsnest with a news report saying David Eddings passed away yesterday. I wasn't sure if this was true as there was nothing on here about it but checking a few other places and it does seem to be true!
I really enjoyed his books and am quite saddened by his passing - another of the old favourites has gone!
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Old 3rd June 2009, 05:46 PM   #7 (permalink)
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That is sad to hear, in fantasy I grew up on his Belgariad and Mallorian series.

-> David Eddings Is Dead

Found the above but haven't been able to find anything official as yet.
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Old 3rd June 2009, 05:54 PM   #8 (permalink)
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Posted in the other thread in general, but it is sad to hear. I found the one link but wasn't able to find anything more definite. Does anybody have any news link or anything concrete?

I don't think I ever read anything other than the first 4 series he did but those were great and one of the things that made me fall for fantasy, they drew me into the fold.
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Old 3rd June 2009, 06:50 PM   #9 (permalink)
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sorry to hear that, I have not read anything by him, but it does sound as if I'd like his works very much.
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Old 3rd June 2009, 06:52 PM   #10 (permalink)
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That is too bad. His books were classic and he will be missed.
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Old 3rd June 2009, 08:03 PM   #11 (permalink)
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it's a shame. i like dhis books as a child, outgrew them, but still considered him one of the names of fantasy. he's another name that's passed away.
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Old 3rd June 2009, 08:14 PM   #12 (permalink)
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Sad news, I enjoyed his early works but his stuff was very much the same, characters names changed but that was it
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Old 3rd June 2009, 08:18 PM   #13 (permalink)
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Like FQ, I loved Eddings' books as a teenager, and outgrew him, but he was one of the greats of the genre in his day. I have very fond memories of devouring The Belgariad, and re-reading it a few times while waiting for the last books to come out.

Though I no longer read Mr. Eddings' work, his is a loss. I am feeling wistful for hot summer days under my parents' Locust tree, reading Pawn of Prophecy. The Locust tree too, is gone, destroyed in the great Ice Storm of 1998.
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Very sad news. His books were among the first fantasy I read.
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Old 3rd June 2009, 09:03 PM   #15 (permalink)
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That's so sad, I never read his books personally, but my mother loved them and she is a big part of why I love Fantasy, so he probably contributed to that in a weird way.
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