The Treasured One by David Eddings

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AuthorDavid Eddings
TitleThe Treasured One
SeriesDreamers, The
Book Reviews / Comments (submitted by readers)
Submitted by Marc Lowther 
(Oct 14, 2006)

I have read most of David Eddings books with the exception of High Hunt, The Losers, and the Rivan Codex but I have read all his series and there may be a similar plot and similar characters yet there is always at least one difference in the plot. The Treasured One is a good book but I do not think it is his best. I think everyone agrees that the Belgariad was the best series he has wrote. Anyways The Dreamers is a lot like his other series. There is always a good sense of humour in his books and always has a funny character in his stories. Such as in the Belgariad and Mallorean it was Silk. In the Elenium and Tamuli it was in fact Sparhawk. And in the Dreamers it is Rabbit. Rabbit is not as good as Silk but he is a good companion of Longbow. I would love to see David Eddings write a romance novel(just kidding). The difference with the Dreamers is instead of wizards and warlocks there are gods and children.

Submitted by Jaffa 
(Aug 26, 2005)

As an avid reader of David Edding's writing, I must say I was rather dissappointed by this book. There was little wrong with the plotline, in fact I rather enjoyed the plot line, the whole idea of the dreamers is a very clever stroyline only I did not find it quite so cleverly written. At first I found the different views to my advantage, for example hearing Jalkans view progressed the story and filled in those little details needed to satisfy my curiousity. After a while I did however find that these viewpoints became repetitive. I feel I do not need to know every tiny little detail about every characters life as it leaves little to the imagination I also noticed there is not actually that much mention of the actual dreamers through out the book which slightly defeated the objective for me. After reading The Elder Gods this did not progress the story at an ideal pace and although I would rate it highly for ideas, I feel in these circumstances there ideas didn't make up for the writing style but still the book was worth a read and I only hope the next one will be an improvement!

Submitted by Todd 
(Aug 17, 2005)

This is the second book in the Dreamers series. All in all, I really like the premise of the story. Eddings uses some writing styles in this book that I enjoyed, but could see how some would find it annoying. The story is told in a first person point of view. Each section of the book tells roughly the same story line from a different character's perspective. While I find this style very interesting and love seeing the different thought process of the different characters, it does get a bit repetative. A lot of people seem to be really disappointed with this series. I'm not one of them. I think that the methods Eddings used to write this book are refreshingly different and the story line is quite original, it just needs a bit of fine tuning. All in all though I feel that the real measure of a fantasy book is how hard it is to put down. Let's just say that once I started this book on Friday evening, I didn't put it down until late Sunday afternoon when my wife was yelling at me to mow the yard.

Great storyline... Original method of presenting the story... A tad bit redundant...

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