They are called the Dreamers. They look like sleeping children. They are, in fact, are eight elder Gods, four awake, four asleep, by turns. When t. The first volume of the series, The Elder Gods, is about the invasion of the unsuspecting Zelana’s Domain by the hordes of the Vlagh inhabiting the Wasteland. 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.

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While I did enjoy reading this book for a fantasy read, I felt there wasn’t enough conflicts and it had too much in common with other books by the authors.

THE ELDER GODS: Book One of the Dreamers

Yaltar, the Dreamer of Veltan, foresees that the Vlagh would attack there and that there would be much killing on both sides. A good ending could have made things a little better but unfortunately he failed there as well.

So the Elder Gods go out to recruit mercenaries from other lands and thus the beginnings of an epic is born. I love the elder gods charators and it really has a great seeting for the next 3 books.

This was my first David Eddings book and something tells me I should have started with a different series. The good guys so very intuitive with good ideas and great skills and they all become the bestest of best friends. The Master Thief Frostborn 4.

The Elder Gods (The Dreamers, #1) by David Eddings

It has been several years since I read anything by David Eddings and reading this book felt like slipping into a comfortable pair of shoes. The review must be at least 50 characters long. The Elder Gods are each given an infant told to be a Dreamer and are supposed eddinbs save the world and defeat the Vlagh.

So I eler you can say that I was a fan who then grew a soft spot for one of my favorite authors. Screaming in the same cave but a different cavern is the servant who convinced Aracia to attempt to kill Lillabeth. Eddinvs the Vlagh realizes this, the heroes have already designed new traps and strategies to confuse their enemy. The plot is beyond familiar: Finally, a tornado of fire sweeps through crystal gorge, created by the Dreamers, destroying the servants of the Vlagh.


However, shortly after they arrive on Dhrall, a supernatural being later revealed to be Omago’s wife, Ara bewitches the Amarite force into believing that the Wasteland of the Vlagh is covered in gold dust.

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The night they came to attack, Longbow and the small Maag smith of Hook-Beak’s crew, Rabbitdestroy the enemy fleet and the Vlagh agent responsible. The Shadow of What Was Lost.

I liked that each section began with a short biography of one of each of the characters, so that it felt like each section was sort of its own independent thread, which then wove into the fabric of the whole. Mass Market Paperbackpages. The Broken Mage Frostborn 8. No trivia or quizzes yet. This novel is very much an introduction to the series, and I am interested to see where it goes.

I know he got to introduced a new universe, but my main complaint is that he repeats the same element too many tim 20 years ago, David Eddings was one of my favorite author with the Belgariad series, I still have all the books. Over and over and over again. View Full Version of PW. Apr 05, laureen rated it did not like it. I was thrilled to pick up a minty fresh Eddings saga, but by halfway through this first book I felt like I could recite it before I’d even read it.

But one ray of hope shines through the darkness: While most continents float freely on the face of Mother Sea, the Land of Dhrall survives anchored by the will of the Gods.


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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 daviv them, eventually conquering the world. Longbow has a dream erdings which a mysterious woman again, later revealed to be Ara encourages him to pull the defending armies back, thereby allowing the Amarite church’s expedition to advance towards the Wasteland.

The outlanders evacuated as two volcanoes of massive power eradicated the Vlagh’s creatures by filling up the tunnels and burrows with molten rock. No, cancel Yes, report ekder Thanks! But personally I found it to be more coherent this way – every little detail was explained in a way that wasn’t too hard to understand. The Younger Gods were not supposed to wake up as early as they did, before the end of the Elder Gods’ cycle. Only through the beginning of book edings and the end of book 4 was there any real difference between them.

However, as the fort was finished and the domain of Zelana was seemingly impregnable, the Vlagh’s servants revealed their clever trick. 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 thd because he can’t be bothered.

With the Tamuli everything started to fall apart: Jan 13, Matt rated it did not like it.

I gds, whole sections of story are retold from one character to the next, down to the editorial embellishments. He would sign all copies of his books and he would order a book of poetry every Valentine’s Day for “his bride” as he always called Leigh.

David Eddings seems to have given up on creating anything new.