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Eaquae Legit
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[Cry]

http://sffworld.com/news/614.html

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You'll be missed. [Frown]
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Damn...
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I loved those books when I was younger. I think I may reread them this month as a sort of tribute.

I actually preferred the Elenium, but the Belgariad was great. The rest were just rehashes.

Sad day.

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I remember staying up half the night to finish the Belgariad when I was twelve.

Rest in peace, sir.

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One of my favorites.
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Like Kwea, I also loved them when I was younger. I think I would like to re-read them myself and maybe share them with my daughter.
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He is one of my favorite authors. I am currently in the middle of Polgara - one of my most favorites.
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Kwea
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I knew they were kinda cheesy even when I read them, but I still loved them. [Frown]
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Puffy Treat
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"Kinda" cheesy? [Smile]

They're the iconic example of what I call "empty calorie fantasy".

That said, they're also a fun read. Unlike, say, Eragon which similarly invoked all the by-the-numbers tropes but is painfully dull.

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Well, towards the end they were, but really...they introduced a fairly decent magic system, and the first series was fairly novel when it was first released. A lot of series after that copied them, so they became almost an in-joke of sorts, but the first series was pretty decent.

I loved the Elanium though. Sparhawk was awesome!

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Oh... these were the first adult fantasy books I ever read, back when I was elevenish. Good memories...

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