The Treasured One: Book Two of The Dreamers

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Grand Central Publishing, Oct 26, 2004 - Fiction - 480 pages
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Jalkan stumbled back, spitting blood, teeth, and curses and he clawed at his knife-hilt. Keselo's sword, however, came out of its sheath more smoothly and rapidly. The young man put the point of his sword against the bone-thin Trogite's throat. "Drop it, Jalkan," he said quite firmly. "Drop the knife, or I'll kill you right here on the spot." "But this peasant just hit me!" Jalkan screamed. "That's a hanging offense! I'm an officer!" "Not anymore, you aren't," Narasan declared in a flat tone of voice. "I've put up with you for much too long already, and you've just given me something that I've been waiting for. Your army career is finished, Jalkan, and good riddance." "You can't do that!" Jalkan screamed at Narasan. "I paid gold for my commission! Gold!" -from The Treasured One.

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The introduction to more characters and an additional set of bad guys keeps the conflict from getting stale. A different area to guard also adds more variety to the battles, especially the end one ... Read full review

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This book picks up right where the first book left off. After thwarting the first attack of the hive-like Vlagh, the action shifts to a different continent. The somewhat Rome-like Empire will supply ... Read full review

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David Eddings was born on July 7, 1931 in Spokane, Washington. He received a B.A. in English from Reed College in Portland in 1954 and a M.A. in Middle English from the University of Washington in 1961. After serving in the U.S. Army for two years, he worked as a grocery clerk, as a sales clerk for the Boeing Company, and as an English teacher in a business college and a teachers' college. During his lifetime, he wrote more than 25 books, many of them with his wife Leigh Eddings. His first novel, High Hunt, was published in 1973. His other works include the Belgariad series, the Mallorean series, the Elenium series, and the Dreamers series. He died on June 2, 2009 at the age of 77.

Judith Leigh Schall was born in 1937. She married author David Eddings on October 27, 1962. As Leigh Eddings, she collaborated on numerous books with her husband including the Dreamers series. She died at the age of 69 on February 28, 2007 following a series of strokes.

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