Editorial Reviews. Review. David and Leigh Eddings introduce readers to their newly minted Land of Dhrall with The Elder Gods, the first book in . The Dreamers is the title of a fantasy series by David Eddings and his wife Leigh Eddings. The story revolves around four beings known as The Elder Gods. THE ELDER GODS: Book One of the Dreamers. David Eddings, Author, Leigh Eddings, Joint Author. Warner Aspect $ (p) ISBN.

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Thanks for telling us about the problem. Return to Book Page. While most continents float freely on the face of Mother Sea, the Land of Dhrall survives anchored by the will of the Gods. All Gods, Elder and Younger, share the people and the land of Dhrall equally. But the one place they never enter is The Wasteland: Now, as the Elder Gods are about to transfer their power to the Younger Gods, the Vlagh plans to take advantage of their weakened state and neutralize them, eventually conquering the world.

To do so, it is breeding a terrible force borne of monsters and demons. But one ray of hope shines through the darkness: They alone hold the power to change the course of history Mass Market Paperbackpages. To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign dreamsrs. To ask other readers questions about The Elder Gods eddints, please sign up. Lists with This Book. Oct 31, Jackie rated it did not like it Shelves: Sloppy writing style, thin, unstimulating plot. Unimaginative characters, 2 dimensional, I couldn’t form a bond with any of them, try as I might.

And the gods themselves were dull and not that bright. The gratitutous usage of the word ‘on’ directly after verbs was just plain irksome; again, sloppy and distracted me in my annoyance. A few times OK, but all the time, it becomes intolerable rather quickly. I find it hard to eddingz Eddings is touted as a great Fantasy Master.

Davod if he OK at best. Maybe if he were a 12 year old writing for 12 year olds, sure, but for a grown man with a grown audience, no. I was so excited to read this series, but after this first one, I won’t be picking up the rest. I am so disappointed and I can’t stand when that happens.

I have heard that his solo writing is much better. I have Pawn of Prophecy which I will read at a dresmers date, but this will be his only chance to redeem himself in my eyes.

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Apr 05, laureen rated it did not like it. Redundancy is the name of the game in this book. Every time a new character is added we get to read a recap of what we’ve read so far. Its a lot like listening to a 3 year old tell you about the trip to the zoo you just took. Over and over and over again. I think I’d have enjoyed the story otherwise. It’s not a great literary work but could have been enjoyed as a nice fluffy diversion of a read Jan 13, Tina rated it did not like it Shelves: There is an evil entity in the Wastelands.


It is creating minions to overrun the land of Dhrall. The four elder Gods of Dhrall attempt to combat this by creating young children known as dreamers although these people aren’t really young children and this is revealed fairly early on it the book.

But the dreamers aren’t enough and there aren’t enough people in the land of the Dhrall to combat all the minions of the Vlagh.

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So the Elder Gods go out to recruit mercenaries from other lands and thus There is an evil entity in the Wastelands.

So the Elder Gods go out to recruit mercenaries from other lands and thus the beginnings of an epic is born. I probably shouldn’t be writing a review of a book I haven’t finished, but I must preface this by saying that I’ve read and adored the Belgariad and The Elenium.

So I was happy to see that Eddings has put out the beginning of a new book. However, I was quickly overcome with disappointment. The writing seemed overly simplistic and I the characters are boring. The good guys so very intuitive with good ideas and great skills and they all become the bestest of best friends. They are simply too good to be true. I’ve gotten very used to reading fantasy series where the characters are flawed and emotional and aren’t always “good”.

I found myself disinterestedly flipping the pages. I simply wasn’t engaged in the story. And I was just fed up with the character of Eleria who was just too, too precious for words. She seemed to embody the worst characteristics of Flute, one of Edding’s earlier characters. If I want to read a story that includes the character of Flute I’ll go back and re-read the much better written and more interesting Elenium.

Jul 04, Jared rated it did not like it Shelves: David Eddings seems to have given up on creating anything new. He puts the same characters in slightly different worlds. The Belgariad was phenomenal. The Malloreon was a rehash of the Belgariad, but good. The Elenium was quite good. With the Tamuli everything started to fall apart: In this one, all of the supposedly strong-willed characters fall right into line. The little goddess Very disappointing.

The little goddess is exactly the same as Danae from the Elenium. The plot isn’t very interesting, and the writing is completely flat. Apr 08, Jeffrey Rice rated it did not like it. David Eddings is one of my favorite authors with the Belgariad and the Malloreon being at the top of my fantasy list.


This series however was terrible. The characters had the same personality throughout most of the series, being almost indistinguishable through books 2 and 3. Only through the beginning of book 1 dreamere the end of book 4 was there any real difference between them. The books also followed the same dreamwrs format so by book 3 it was easy to know exactly what was going to happen. It was t David Eddings is one of my favorite authors with the Belgariad and the Malloreon being at the top of my fantasy list.

It was the same story just in a different location. A good ending could have made things a little better but unfortunately he failed there as well. If it would have been any writer other than Eddings I would never have even finished the first book but I kept expecting it to get better.

Eddings is still in my top three for fantasy writers but I would suggest sticking to his earlier works. Dec 19, Jim rated it did not like it Shelves: We just couldn’t like or identify with the main character or his issues.

Erdings think some of the reviews here are a bit harsh. This was an unpretentious, fun fantasy. Map at the front of the book?

A bunch of good guys who live in the south? A horde of foul-smelling bad guys who live in the North? Cue four hundred pages of endless, stilted conversations among the good guys followed by a big battle in the end which the author isn’t going to describe because he can’t be bothered.

I don’t want to sound like a bullying critic here but seriously the dialogue and the description as well, come to think of it in this book was shameful and would insult the intelligence of a child.

The most annoying thing about it which made me want to hurl the book across my room was the way in which every time a new development is pushed forward by the plot, the characters have to have a recap on what has happened. A character finds something new from another character.

The conversation is copied and pasted into the next dfeamers with more characters.

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Argh, what are you thinking Eddings? I’m a fan of some of the other stuff that Eddings has done but this was just rubbish. Nov 10, Hyann rated it liked it.

I finally decided to start this series First when you start with pink dolphins, it didn’t get me into the story enthusiastically: The characters have the Eddings touch but the story is too long