David Eddings Quotes

A collection of quotes by David Eddings.

David Eddings (1931-2009) was an American writer known for his fantasy novels. Born on July 7, 1931, in Spokane, Washington, Eddings developed a passion for reading and writing at an early age. He graduated with a degree in English literature from Reed College in Oregon in 1954 and served in the United States Army for two years.

Eddings began his writing career in the 1970s, co-authoring a series of adventure and espionage novels with his wife, Leigh Eddings. However, it was in the 1980s that they gained recognition with the publication of "The Belgariad," a popular five-book series that followed the journey of a young farm boy who discovers his destiny as a sorcerer. This successful series was followed by "The Malloreon," another five-book series set in the same universe.

Known for his engaging storytelling, Eddings captivated readers with his well-developed characters, intricate world-building, and a touch of humor. Throughout his career, he continued to write several other fantasy series, such as "The Elenium," "The Tamuli," and "The Dreamers." His works were greatly inspired by mythology, and he often incorporated various mythological elements into his narratives.

David Eddings remained an influential figure in the fantasy genre until his death on June 2, 2009, at the age of 77, leaving behind a rich literary legacy that continues to captivate readers around the world.