RIP David Eddings

Posted by Unrepentant Escapist

June 21, 2009 -- 3:37 a.m.

I didn't realize David Eddings had died until I logged into the SFWA web site. Eddings was one of my favorite authors when I was younger. I remember wandering into supermarkets and drooling over his covers--one of the few fantasy novels you could see on the shelves. I still re-read the Belgariad, which has an innocent charm I adore. Silk will always be one of my favorite characters, as will Belgarath, the scamp who somehow managed to become a wizard. The fact that he was a Pacific Northwest author made him even more precious to his northwest fans.

He brought inspiration and joy to millions of readers. You will be missed.

Links to the obit is here.


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