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5.0 out of 5 stars Summa Cum Laude
Eddings has done it again. The last book of the Tamuli trilogy, he wraps up another epic adventure of our favorite hero Sparhawk and his companions. Why read this book? My thoughts are because once you've bought and read The Diamond Throne and it's continuing books of the Elenium series, you'll be hooked. The Tamuli is just a continuation of the same characters further...
Published on Jan. 28 2003 by G. Cross

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3.0 out of 5 stars Everyone who has reviewed this book is entirely correct.
Everyone who put forth a review, both good AND bad, is right. True, the series became very repetitive near the end. ALL the characters with their one-liners, everyone murmuring "Be Nice" and all the casual violence. Yes, at the same time, the books were fairly hard to put down, they were a quick paced read. However, the last book, The Hidden City, the entire...
Published on May 10 2001 by Knowman23


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2.0 out of 5 stars Fantasy for people who don't read real fantasy ..., Feb. 23 2004
This review is from: Hidden City (Mass Market Paperback)
Well I did manage to struggle my way thru to the end - but then I was stuck in hospital with nothing else to read and at least Eddings' turgid prose took my mind off all the injections, crap food etc. My first impression was that this hodge-podge of characters, gods etc. was what you would get if you mixed together large snippets of Tolkein, Moorcroft, Peake, Chalker with perhaps a smidgen of Buffy the Vampire Slayer in a blender. Ok to be fair it IS the third book of the series - perhaps if I'd read the first two I might understand the convulated rules governing the various gods/demons/heroes but even so I couldn't help feeling the story had plotholes a mile wide. For example, given the powers that Aphrael has why can't she help the human characters a lot more? Why do they have to plod around fighting all the time? Way way too many characters, too many silly names, confusing side plots, lack of coherent rules (vital in fantasy!) to say nothing of the fact that many of the 'heroes' are cruel and vicious and unfair. The ending was a damp squib and I felt sorry for any reader who had struggled their way thru the whole three books ...
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5.0 out of 5 stars Summa Cum Laude, Jan. 28 2003
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Eddings has done it again. The last book of the Tamuli trilogy, he wraps up another epic adventure of our favorite hero Sparhawk and his companions. Why read this book? My thoughts are because once you've bought and read The Diamond Throne and it's continuing books of the Elenium series, you'll be hooked. The Tamuli is just a continuation of the same characters further down the journey of time. We get reprisals of Sephrenia and Vanion, the Pandion Knights, Ulath, Tynian, Bevier, the Gods and Goddesses, Princesses and Queens, politics and Primates of the Church, new religions with a "pagan" and Eastern flavor. If none of these words entice your curiousity about this book, nothing will.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Excellent! David Eddings at his finest!, Sept. 22 2001
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An excellent conclusion to the Tamuli! Bravo! More! More!
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3.0 out of 5 stars Everyone who has reviewed this book is entirely correct., May 10 2001
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Everyone who put forth a review, both good AND bad, is right. True, the series became very repetitive near the end. ALL the characters with their one-liners, everyone murmuring "Be Nice" and all the casual violence. Yes, at the same time, the books were fairly hard to put down, they were a quick paced read. However, the last book, The Hidden City, the entire last half seemed rushed. It looked as though Eddings didn't know how to finish so he relied heavily on the concept that assorted Gods of Styricum wouldn't mind ferrying armies around. Armies, that in my opinion weren't really needed, as someone pointed out in another review, Sparhawk could have easily erased all the enemies and had his Queen back in a flash. But Eddings at the last minute came up with rather shallow "limits" along the lines of Scottie's transporter being broken when they most needed it. All in all, an entertaining book, but you do get tired of all the same sarcastic remarks by different characters, after awhile all their personalities sort of blend. I've read better books, as well as worse.
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5.0 out of 5 stars wow, what a book!, Sept. 3 2000
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this book was wonderful. the maps showing the battles aswell as the country were superb. the characters are so believable that you find yourself deeply involved in there world. i couldn't put this book down!! the classic fight between good and evil rose to new levels with the introduction of gods and armies with magic and race prejudices being encountered. Read the Elenium first for a full understanding of the charactors situatioon. i loved this book, as you will!!!!
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5.0 out of 5 stars one of the best fantasy stories ever!, June 6 2000
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I loved it! He wraps up the Elenium and the Tamuli in a satisfying way, yet leaves you craving more. Its a wonderful adventure and it also has plenty of David Eddings hilarious sense of humor (the conversations between Flute and Danae are absolutely priceless!). I just hope he writes more books about Sparhawk and the gang!
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5.0 out of 5 stars Sweet Book, Sweet Author, March 16 2000
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This book is like any other of David Eddng's books-Awsome! It has all the makings of a great fantasy book with magic, demons, monsters, spellcasters, knights and gods. This book along with all the other books of "The Tamuli" series is well written with a great storyline. I recommend this book to anyone who likes great fantasy novels.
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4.0 out of 5 stars The Hidden Treasure, Dec 26 1999
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The last in the installment of the "Sparhawk" adventures is just like the rest. It is full of gods, humor, and magic... with fighting. Suprises abound, some you can see coming, but many you can't. This book has a good ending to the whole series (no real loose ends), but leaves open several doors for a next series with this crew. I hope there is one...
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5.0 out of 5 stars Best book out of the Tamuli and Elenium series, Oct. 22 1999
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The Hidden City encaptulated all that the Tamuli and Elenium had to offer. It was excellent book revealing the most about the characters.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Great book!, Oct. 2 1999
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I dont know whats up with the people who didnt like this book but I loved it!
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