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Science Fiction & Fantasy
  • Author:
    David Eddings
  • ISBN:
    0679427376
  • ISBN13:
    978-0679427377
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    Random House Audio (August 10, 1993)
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    Science Fiction & Fantasy
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The Tamuli is a series of fantasy novels by American writer David Eddings. The series consists of three volumes: Domes of Fire. The Tamuli is the sequel to The Elenium. In this series, Sparhawk and friends travel to the Tamul Empire, far to the east. Domes of Fire returns the reader to the world of The Elenium and the adventures of Sparhawk - Pandion Knight and Prince Consort to Queen Ehlana of Elenia.

Book Two of The Tamuli. David Eddings Traveling with a suitable escort of one hundred Church Knights and various functionaries, Queen Ehlana took ship and sailed to the port of Salesha in eastern Zemoch. FOR POP, The empty place in our hearts will be filled by the beautiful memories we all have. You played a good round of golf and a helluva game of pool. Traveling with a suitable escort of one hundred Church Knights and various functionaries, Queen Ehlana took ship and sailed to the port of Salesha in eastern Zemoch. From there the royal party traveled north to Basne where an additional escort of horsemen from eastern Pelosia awaited them. But others seek the gem for their own diabolical ends. The New York Times Bestseller! Years ago, the Child-Goddess Aphrael had hidden Bhelliom, the Stone of Power, at the bottom of the sea. Yet now it is needed again to stop a malign force from spreading evil and destruction across the lands. Sparhawk, Queen's champion, sets out to retrieve the Stone. 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. whose touch is all too real.

Continuing the epic tale begun in Book One of The Tamuli, Domes of Fire. Sparhawk and Queen Ehlana must do everything they can to educate Tamuli Emperor Sarabian in the art of leadership if they are to have any chance of standing against the evil forces that threaten their kingdoms. Sarabian’s enemies are regrouping and once again plan to attempt to take the empire for themselves. But more disturbing than the political machinations of court, there have been reported sightings of Shining Ones among the hordes of monsters roaming the land.

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Continuing the epic tale begun in Book One of The Tamuli, Domes of Fir. rince Sparhawk and Queen Ehlana must remain with their retinue of. .Most disturbing of all are reported sightings of Shining Ones among the hordes. These luminous beings inspire more fear than the rest combined.

Continuing the epic tale begun in Book One of The Tamuli, Domes of Fir. rince Sparhawk and Queen Ehlana must remain with their retinue of Pandion Knights in the Eastern land of Daresia to assist the beleagured Emperor Sarabian. The rebellion against Sarabian within the walls of the famed pearl-encrusted city of Matherion was defeated. But Sarabian’s enemies will regroup and plan an attack that will be less easily routed.

Only 10 left in stock (more on the way). Only 7 left in stock (more on the way). The Tamuli tended to be tedious, and while the Elenium followed Sparhawk around nearly the entire time, the Tamuli is often split up among the various characters, so you're moving from one set of character to another around the the world as each group does their part. The Tamuli is more political plotting than action - very little action, to be honest.

Continuing the epic tale begun in Book One of The Tamuli, Domes of Fire! Prince Sparhawk and Queen Ehlana must remain with their retinue of Pandion Knights in the Eastern land of Daresia to assist the beleagured Emperor Sarabian. The rebellion against Sarabian within the walls of the famed pearl-encrusted city of Matherion was defeated. But Sarabian's enemies will regroup and plan an attack that will be less easily routed. Trolls despoil Atan in the North, and vampires, werewolves, zombies, ghouls and Ogres form a vast conspiracy to take over the Empire. Most disturbing of all are reported sightings of Shining Ones among the hordes. These luminous beings inspire more fear than the rest combined. Queen Ehlana has taken Sarabian in hand and is educating him in ruthless statecraft -- her skill in which has always inspired Sparhawk's admiration. The Pandion Knight meanwhile resurrects the Bhelliom -- with Flute's help (actually, Sparhawk has no idea where it is, but Flute, fortunately, does) -- and awaits the arrival of the full complement of Pandion Knights needed for the coming battle. The enemies of the Empire know that possession of the Bhelliom makes Sparhawk as dangerous as any god. But gods are among his foes. The outcome of the conflict is beyond the possibility of prediction! and while Sparhawk defends the far-flung Tamul Empire, he cannot also protect his beautiful Queen.

RuTGamer
I purchased all three mass market paperbacks of The Tamuli (priced at $7.99 each, which is full price). Of the three, The Shining Ones is the highest quality print. The pages of the book are actually white (as opposed to the faded sort-of-yellow that lower quality books have) and the text is dark, so it was a somewhat startling difference between the first book, Domes of Fire, and this one. The third book, The Hidden City, reverts back to the lower quality of the first book, so I'm not sure why The Shining Ones is so much nicer than the other two.

The Shining Ones appears to be the shortest of the three on the outside, but more text must fit on the page because it is just as long as the others. Domes of Fire is 471 pages, The Shining Ones is 472 pages, and The Hidden City is 504 pages.

I didn't not find the Tamuli to be as enjoyable as the Elenium. The Tamuli tended to be tedious, and while the Elenium followed Sparhawk around nearly the entire time, the Tamuli is often split up among the various characters, so you're moving from one set of character to another around the the world as each group does their part. The Tamuli is more political plotting than action - very little action, to be honest. There are battles but not a lot. All the characters from the Elenium are present again in the Tamuli, with a whole host of new characters added.

All in all, I did not find the Tamuli to be necessary. It would be perfectly fine to read the Elenium and stop there. The Tamuli does not, to me at least, add much to the characters. The books of David and Leigh Eddings are more story driven than character driven, so the characters do not necessarily develop. They stay more or less the same (aside from eventually settling down with wives/husbands) and each character just serves to move the story along rather than the story serving to develop the characters.

None of the main characters ever seen to be in any real danger- and even if they are, the Tamuli deals so much with Gods and the Bhelliom that nobody can ever really be in peril, because no matter what happens the Gods/Bhelliom can just fix it. I find that this detracts a lot from the story. I do enjoy good political drama, but the Tamuli ends up taking it a step too far and it ends up just being a sort of boring convoluted mess, and I found myself skimming large sections of the book to get to more action (and there's very little of that). Aphrael plays a large role in this series and I think perhaps her character is the most egregiously poorly done. The Child-Goddess is frequently mentioned to be a character that is universally loved, but rather than writing her character to be lovable, Eddings just states how much she is loved and then has her act and speak in the most un-loveable fashion possible. She ends up being an annoying and unlikable character as a result. Eddings loves 'witty' dialog, perhaps too much, and the result is that many characters aren't as well received as they ought to be.

In the end, I can see why many people didn't make it through these books or skipped this series altogether. I read quickly and can finish a book of this size in a day or two, so it was no real effort on my part to read all three. If you're the type that takes a long time to make it through a book, then this series will probably be a chore.
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I ordered this by mistake, while searching for the third book of the Tamuli trilogy. Both my husband and I are avid Eddings fans, but his copies of the various series were all a jumble of different formats and print editions, and he was missing a few volumes. This neatly rounded out his Tamuli collection in paperback, allowing us to shelve them all together. ^.^

As fantasy series go, the Tamuli is a fun and relatively lighthearted adventure, easy reading and highly recommended by this connoisseur of the genre!
MeGa_NunC
enjoyable
Cordanara
The Eddings did a nice job with this story. While I did not think it was quite as good as the Belgariad and the Malorean, it was a well writen story with likeable characters. It is sad that David and Leigh Eddings are no longer with us as I would read anything they wrote. Highly recomended.
Zeus Wooden
Glad to get the book to complete the set. It was expensive though.
Dishadel
I love David Eddings books. I've actually read these years ago and just now wanted to do so again. But this time I wanted hardcover in order to keep them
Iaiastta
No complaints, this book arrived in good condition, I bought it for my fiance so I have no read it yet myself, but he seemed to enjoy it. Guess this series is next on my list.
If you like myths etc.