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    The Redemption of Althalus (Paperback) By (author) David Eddings, By (author) Leigh Eddings

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    DescriptionA fabulous brand new Eddings standalone fantasy, set in an entirely new magical world. Burglar, armed robber and sometime murderer, our hero Althalus is commissioned to steal a book from the House at the End of the World by a mysterious cloaked stranger named Ghend. At the House at the End of the World, he finds a talking cat...in the same room as the book Ghend described. What he can't find once he's in the house is the door by which he entered. Only 2467 years and an ice age later does Althalus re-emerge with the cat, Emmy. He's read the book written by the god Deiwos, whose evil brother Daeva is trying to unmake the world. Emmy is in fact their sister and she's setting out to save the world with Althalus to help her. No easy task. First there is a quest to unearth the magical knife that will enable Emmy to assemble her band of essential helpers: Eliar (young soldier), Andine (leader of a small country), Bheid (black-robed priest), Gher (ten-year old orphan), Leitha (telepath/witch). Battles follow against Gelta the Queen of Night and the armies of Daeva involving many devious manoeuvres in and out of the House where Doors can be opened to any place at any time. Daeva has his Doors, too. When Daeva can't win through battle, he tries revolution. When Dweia (Emmy) can't win any other way, Althalus will persuade her to lie, cheat and steal - reciprocating the lessons in truth, justice and morality Emmy has been giving him for some while. The existence of the world hangs in the balance and love cannot be guaranteed to triumph in this glorious epic fantasy.


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    Title
    The Redemption of Althalus
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) David Eddings, By (author) Leigh Eddings
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 928
    Width: 111 mm
    Height: 178 mm
    Thickness: 58 mm
    Weight: 490 g
    Language
    English
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9780006514831
    ISBN 10: 0006514839
    Classifications

    BIC E4L: SCI
    DC21: 813.54
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: F2.2
    BIC subject category V2: FM, FL
    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 11000
    BISAC V2.8: FIC009000
    Thema V1.0: FL, FM
    BIC E4L: SCF
    Illustrations note
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    Publisher
    HarperCollins Publishers
    Imprint name
    Voyager
    Publication date
    02 July 2001
    Publication City/Country
    London
    Author Information
    David Eddings was born in Washington State in 1931 and grew up near Seattle. He graduated from the University of Washington and went on to serve in the US Army. Subsequently, he worked as a buyer for the Boeing Aircraft Company and taught college-level English. His career as a fantasy writer, with his wife Leigh, has been spectacular.
    Review quote
    'A graceful, fluid style of storytelling rare in fantasy writing' Publishers Weekly 'Nobody writes modern fantasy like Eddings' Vector