Fantasy Author David Eddings Dies At 77

Fantasy Author David Eddings Dies At 77
Best-selling author David Eddings died yesterday in Carson City, NV, at age 77. No cause of death was given.
Eddings was a giant in the world of fantasy literature with most of his popularity stemming from his Belgariad and Malloreon book series. The now-classic Pawn of Prophecy launched the epic Belgariad series in 1982 and was instantly embraced by fans of the fantasy genre.

The author collaborated on most of his works with his wife Leigh Eddings, who died in 2007 at the age of 69. Born in Spokane, WA, Eddings studied literature and drama in college, receiving a Master’s Degree from the University of Washington in 1961 before being drafted into the U.S. Army. In 1973, Eddings wrote a fictional adventure novel High Hunt, but later switch to fantasy writing after seeing a copy of Tolkien’s Lord of the Rings in its 78th printing made him realize that the genre was still a viable one.

The Elder Gods: The Younger Gods was David and Leigh Eddings’ final novel. It was published by HarperCollins in 2006.

David Eddings
July 7, 1931–June 2, 2009
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