/ Key title This is the exciting final volume in the glorious fantasy series The Dreamers. From the masters of modern fantasy, a magical, action packed, totally engaging and characterful story of mythical proportions featuring gods, people and other creatures. / Direct to consumer/online marketing campaign. / Each Eddings title backlists. Combined paperback figures for the Sparhawk books: 1,660,000. For Voyager's two Belgariad paperbacks: 441,500. / David Eddings has been nominated by Voyager for a Life Achievement Award at the World Fantasy Awards 2006 with glowing acolades from all his other English-language publishers, Ballantine Del Rey, Time Warner and Transworld UK. / We have modernised the backlist, as has Del Rey. Transworld also to revamp their twelve Belgariad paperbacks. / Intensive and focused genre and online publicity promoting the Life Achievement of Eddings and the conclusion of his latest series, including brochure for book trade and fantasy world. / Competition: Feist, Jordan, Goodkind, Hobb
David Eddings was born in Washington State 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 company and taught college-level English. His first novel was a contemporary adventure, but he soon began a spectacular career as a fantasy writer with his bestselling series The Belgariad.
Praise for David Eddings: 'My ideal summer read! Having enjoyed the entire ten-book serial, I was delighted to be able to read this latest addition as it not only provides fantastic escapism in itself, but, being a prequel, will make my re-reading of the other books all the more fascinating.' The Irish Times 'All the verve and pace we've come to expect.' The Dark Side 'Offers an absorbing storyline and some memorable characters as, once again, the author touches all the right fantasy bases, with warring gods, political intrigues, supernatural creatures and appealingly human magicians involved in a titanic war over the course of seven millennia. Eddings fans will no doubt snatch this novel off the shelves while readers new to the authors' world won't find a more appropriate place to begin exploring it.' Publishers Weekly 'There's no denying Eddings' offerings do entertain. This novel is for fantasy fans fed up with more fusty fare, or for anyone who likes mischief and merriment.' West Australian