First of all thank you for the welcome and for your replies. I can see that not everyone likes Eddings, I would really like to know what you do not like about him "Twelve", is it just the serie The Elenium? If you don't like Eddings which Sci-Fantasy do you actually like; let's see if I know him/her and if I already read books by this author. I would advise "I, Brian" to start with the Belgariade Saga, have you read it "12", I think one should let a chance to "I,Brian" to decide for himself if he likes or dislikes Eddings.
I must say they're a lot of traits in the Elenium that remind me of the Belgariade saga, but I liked it so much that it doesn't matter.
I have seen that "12" is located in Basel, funny thing, I work in Basel!!!!
So "I, Brian" start quickly book 1 of the Belgariade so we can compare our thoughts, and "12" let me know what you like to read.
Have a nice start of the week (very wet monday here)....