To rescue his beloved Queen from the clutches of a mad god's minions, the Pandion Knight Sparhawk confronts a monster capable of destroying his world. The conclusion to the latest series by the best-selling author of "The Belgariad" and other fantasy series promises to be a much-requested title. Libraries should purchase according to demand. [Previewed in Prepub Alert, LJ 5/1/94.]
In the conclusion of Eddings' latest large-scale fantasy trilogy, The Tamuli, the Pandion Knight Sparhawk searches for his wife, Queen Ehlana, who has been kidnapped in order to force Sparhawk to turn over Bhelliom, the jewel of power, to the evil god Cyrgon. Sparhawk's quest for Ehlana occupies much of the novel, but Eddings makes the search more than complex enough to satisfy readers, especially those who have read earlier volumes in the saga. Among dire hazards encountered as the tale unfolds: Klael, Bhelliom's evil opposite, who is called forth by Cyrgon and must be destroyed before the not-unexpected happy ending. Eddings continues to reward lovers of great, sweeping fantasies with creative ingenuity in characterization, world building, and magical effects. As always, an Eddings tome is a must in fantasy collections of all sizes.