The Redemption of Althalus

By David Eddings, Leigh Eddings

Mythmakers and global developers of the 1st order, the Eddingses spin stories that make imaginations start. Readers have delighted to The Belgariad and The Malloreon, magic-filled masterworks chronicling the undying clash among reliable and evil. yet with these sagas dropped at their effective conclusions, fanatics have been left hungry for extra. Now eventually the wait is over. With The Redemption of Althalus, the Eddingses have created their first-ever stand-alone epic delusion . . .

It will be sheer folly to aim to hide the real nature of Althalus, for his flaws are the stuff of legend. he's, as all males recognize, a thief, a liar, an occasional assassin, an outrageous braggart, and a guy without even the slightest trace of honor.

Yet of all of the males on the earth, it truly is Althalus, unrepentant rogue and scoundrel, who becomes the champion of humanity in its determined fight opposed to the forces of an old god decided to come the universe to nothingness. On his technique to scouse borrow The publication from the home on the finish of the area, Althalus is faced by means of a cat--a cat with eyes like emeralds, the voice of a lady, and the powers of a goddess.

She is Dweia, sister to The Gods and a better thief even than Althalus. She has to be: for very quickly in any respect, she has stolen his center. And extra. She has stolen time itself. For whilst Althalus leaves the home on the finish of the area, a lot wiser yet now not an afternoon older than while he'd first entered it, millions of years have long past by.

But Dweia isn't the just one capable of manage time. Her evil brother stocks the ability, and whereas Dweia has been instructing Althalus the secrets and techniques of The publication, the traditional God has been utilizing the darkish magic of his personal booklet to rewrite background. but all isn't misplaced. yet provided that Althalus, nonetheless a thief at middle, can collect a ragtag team of guys, girls, and kids with out cause to belief him or one another.

Boldly written and brilliantly imagined, The Redemption of Althalus is an epic myth to be savored within the analyzing and lower back to many times for the knowledge, pleasure, and humor that merely the Eddingses gives you.

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Is there anything incorrect? ” Bheid requested, sounding very careworn. “We simply received our marching orders,” Althalus informed him. “Eliar’s a bit of unsatisfied approximately them. ” “Did anything ensue simply now that I ignored? ” “Emmy simply advised me that we've got to visit Osthos. ” “I’m unsure I comprehend all this discuss anyone named Emmy. ” “Emmy’s the messenger of Deiwos—sort of. It’s a section extra advanced than that, yet let’s hold it easy for instantaneously. Deiwos tells Emmy what he desires performed. Then she tells me, and that i go it on. ” “We’re taking orders from a cat? ” Bheid requested incredulously. “No, we’re taking orders from God. we will discuss that on our solution to Osthos, although. Emmy wishes us to begin on the point of depart. ” Althalus glanced approximately. “Let’s pile a few extra rocks on most sensible of that useless guy in order that he’s no longer really so obvious. Then we’ll cross decide up your assets, and I’ll purchase you a horse. We’ll depart very first thing within the morning. ” They hid the physique extra completely and began off throughout the ruins towards the northern finish of Awes. “Who’s this Andine individual you have been conversing approximately? ” Bheid requested Eliar. “She’s the ruler of Osthos,” Eliar responded. “She desires to kill me. ” “Whatever for? ” “Well,” Eliar answered with a marginally pained expression, “I did kind of kill her father, i assume, however it used to be in the course of a struggle, and that sort of factor occurs in the course of wars. i used to be simply doing my task, yet Andine took it in my view. I didn’t quite suggest something by way of it. i used to be simply following orders, yet she can’t fairly remember that, i assume. ” “Did any of that make any experience to you? ” Bheid requested Althalus with a confused glance. “You nearly needed to were there,” Althalus advised him. “It was once all very complex. we will speak about it on our strategy to Osthos. ” They went to the northern finish of Awes the place the black-robed clergymen stayed, picked up Bheid’s blankets and his few different assets, after which lower back to the rudimentary camp the place Althalus and Eliar had spent the former evening. Then Eliar and Bheid went to the corral of a horse dealer and again with a mount for his or her most recent member. “I’m really hungry, Althalus,” Eliar stated optimistically. “Could we've pork this night rather than fish? ” “I’ll make a fire,” Bheid provided. “That won’t be necessary,” Althalus instructed him. Then he known as up a pretty big pork roast and several other loaves of bread. Bheid jerked again with a startled oath. “Makes your hair stand on finish, doesn’t it? ” Eliar chuckled. “I used to be virtually afraid to consume the 1st supper he made that method, however the foodstuff he makes with phrases is absolutely excellent. ” Eliar began to consume with loads of enthusiasm. “How do you do this? ” Bheid requested Althalus in an awed voice. “Emmy calls it ‘using the Book,’ ” Althalus answered. “She taught me how you can do it again in the home on the finish of the area the place the booklet is. ” “Which publication? ” “The publication of Deiwos, after all. ” “You’ve truly obvious the e-book of Deiwos? ” “Seen it? ” Althalus laughed. “I lived with it for twenty-five hundred years. i will be able to recite it from finish to finish, ahead or backward, and backward and forward, if you’d rather care to listen to it that means.

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