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Sparhawk, Queen’s champion, sets out to retrieve the Stone. But others seek the gem for their own diabolical ends Book Two of The Tamuli.
But others seek the gem for their own diabolical ends. Most fearsome of these are the Shining Ones, whose mere touch melts human flesh from bone. Now Sparhawk finds himself stalked by these creatures out of myth.
The Shining Ones by David Eddings book review
Mass Market Paperbackpages. Published July 2nd by Del Rey first published August 2nd The Tamuli 2Sparhawk Universe 5.
To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up. To ask other readers questions about The Shining Onesplease sign up. Lists with This Book. Jan 01, James rated it did not like it Shelves: This series continues to frustrate as David Eddings leaves the reader with a massive unfinished xavid at the very end of the book. This book continues his style of writing pages of dialogue, unbroken by any personal reflection by eddinga of the characters or even descriptions of who’s talking.
Character interaction is at the forefront of this book at the expense of a complex plot, though it’s still hard to fathom motives for some of the stranger plot devices, or any sense of excitement, as the charac This series continues to frustrate as David Eddings leaves the reader with a massive unfinished scene at the very end of the book.
Character oens is at the forefront of this book at the davi of a complex plot, though it’s still hard to fathom motives for some of the stranger plot devices, or any sense of excitement, as the characters never find themselves in any challenging situation.
The fact that all the characters have the exact same sense of humour and few other defining characteristics makes the book a boring read since there is little other content than character interaction.
Battles are poorly described and go into no detail. Overall not terrible book, but too painful to read. May 29, Katie rated it liked it. It took a while for me to get back in the swing of Eddings after the dystopian sci-fi I’ve been reading lately but it picked up toward the end.
At one point I mentioned my trouble to my husband and he replied “But you’ve been laughing out loud constantly!
Jan 10, Amanda rated it it was ok. The format is getting old at this point – snarky characters who are all too self-satisfied and smug for their own good, powerful beings who act like petulant children, and a plot that has holes in it a truck could drive through if you examine it too closely. The one intriguing part of this novel was seeing the Bhelliom had an awareness, although I could have done without the archaic language used by the gem. The female characters are really troublesome.
Yes, they’re shown to be as capable and clev The format is getting old at this point – snarky characters who are all too self-satisfied and smug for their own good, powerful beings who act like petulant children, and a plot that has holes in it a truck could drive through if you examine it too closely. Yes, they’re shown to be as capable and clever as the men very good but they all act as though men are some kind of bug that needs to be squished bad.
They are manipulative and horrendously spoiled, and none of them makes a good impression. Jul 30, Danica rated it it was amazing. I’m finally nearing the end of Sparhawk’s adventures one more book to go and I find that I’m almost reluctant to begin reading “The Hidden City”.
This is not because I don’t want to read it, but more because I don’t want the series to end. I’m going to miss this world and all of the wonderful characters that I’ve grown so very attached to.
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But I think that is the plight of anyone who enjoys reading. There was much character growth to be had in “The Shining Ones”, Another excellent installment. There was much character growth to be had in “The Shining Ones”, especially concerning Sephrenia.
I had been forewarned about certain aspects involving this and wasn’t too sure how I was going to handle it. Thankfully, in the end, I found that it was a good kind of side-story that added to the character rather than simply hanging limply off to the side we all know those side-stories that have absolutely no relevance to the plot or the characters. I also enjoyed the introduction of a new race to the books and thought that Eddings was masterful, as always, in relaying certain nuances about these new people.
The interplay between existing characters and new characters is always one that I find interesting. I looked forward to hearing what Blue-Rose had to say on the rare occasion that we got to hear it speak. This one ended with a bit of a cliffhanger and I must see how everything is finally resolved!
Dec 13, Kristi Schumacher added it. Personal Response I liked The Shining Ones because there are more magical creatures than in the first book, and there is more action. I also like how it transitions into this book from the first one-it is a very smooth transition. I also like the mystery of trying to find out who is the evil force in the book, and I was very surprised when I found out who it was.
Plot Summary This book begins with Sparhawk venturing to retrieve the Bhelliom, a magical force capable of destroying the world as well Personal Response I liked The Shining Ones because there are more magical creatures than in the first book, and there is more action. Plot Summary This book begins with Sparhawk venturing to retrieve the Bhelliom, a magical force capable of destroying the world as well as taking down their enemy.
Of course Ehlana did not know the true reason of Sparhawk’s trip, and Aphrael had to split her form so Danae would stay with Ehlana so Flute could go with Sparhawk. On their trip back to Tamul after retrieving the Bhelliom, they encounter the magical beings of nightmares called the Shining Ones.
The Shining Ones have the ability to melt flesh with a single touch, and they can also glow brightly when they wish. Sephrenia, a Styric, has a large dislike for the Shining Ones, and refuses to work with them at first. But after Emperor Sarabian and Queen Ehlana overthrow Sarabian’s corrupt government, Sephrenia finds out that Zalasta has been feeding her lies about the Shining Ones, and wishes to kill her sister, the Goddess Aphrael.
Recommendation I recommend this book to higher level readers because the language from the first book continues on into this book, and if you don’t understand it, you will miss almost all of the plot. This book has more of the magical properties than the first book, and there is more action. Readers that like magic and knights will like this book as well. I enjoyed this story but I didn’t think it was mind blowing or the best fantasy book I’d ever read. I find it interesting that these books are written in quite a simple and easy manner but yet the content is more on the heavy side than what the writing suggests.
It’s an interesting series and I am keen to see how it ends. Oct 07, Geoffery Crescent rated it liked it. Things finally start to get going in the Shining Ones, but it’s still the weakest book of the Tamuli trilogy.
The Shining Ones by David Eddings
Most of this is down to several things previously considered unalterable in the Sparhawk-verse suddenly changing. Aphrael appears as an adult. Sephrenia is a howling bigot. That last one is a huge plot point and it comes out of nowhere given the people she’s prejudiced against aren’t introduced until this far in the story. And then there’s Xanetia, Things finally start to get going in the Shining Ones, but it’s still the weakest book of the Tamuli trilogy.
And then there’s Xanetia, who extends so far into Mary Sue territory it’s almost painful. She’s beautiful, but no-one finds her attractive because she’s the member of a despised race, she’s incredibly powerful, even by the standards of her own people, but she considers her gifts a curse and while she could easily solve everyone’s problems, nobody trusts her. And didst I perchance mention that she speakath constantly in an archaic dialect that is painfully annoying to behold?
Or that we get to spend several chapters in her company while she excruciatingly details what all the bad guys have been up to for the past few decades? It’s one of the worst examples of “show, don’t tell” I’ve ever come across. Add this to the fact they shipped off two of the best characters, Emban and Tynian, to the other side of the world for the majority of the novel and you have a very dodgy middle of the book.
Still, the plot rattles along at a good pace, the gang members left behind in the Elene Castle while Sparhawk goes after Bhellion are finally given some interesting stuff to do, and it all gets a lot more fun once the Troll Gods arrive. You just wish Eddings could have got to that part without having Xanetia trawl through everyone’s memories in a haze of self-flagellation first. Mar 05, Angus Burns rated it it was amazing. I decided to read this book because i have read several other David Eddings books and have enjoyed all of the m so i decided to read this one.
This book completes the “Fantasy” category on the bingo board. I liked this book because of the diversity of its characters, such as the main characterSparhawk, an old and grumpy Church Knight. There was nothing I disliked about this book. I would recommend this book to any avid fantasy readers as it is one of the best fantasy books I have come across. Sep 02, Susana rated it liked it. Nov 17, Sheila rated it liked it. As much as I love this series, I just have to say: This review has been hidden because it contains spoilers.
To view it, click here. Book Two of the Tamuli. Having discovered that Cyrgon is behind all these events, Sparhawk sets out to retrieve Bhelliom. They also meet with the Delphae or Shining Ones, a race of people who can kill with their touch.
They were thought to be fictional.