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The Shining Ones: The Tamuli, Book 2 | [David Eddings]

The Shining Ones: The Tamuli, Book 2

Years ago, the Child-Goddess Aphrael had hidden Bhelliom, the Stone of Power, at the bottom of the sea. Yet now it is needed again to stop a malign force from spreading evil and destruction across the lands. Sparhawk, Queen's champion, sets out to retrieve the Stone. But others seek the gem for their own diabolical ends. Most fearsome of these are the Shining Ones, whose mere touch melts human flesh from bone.
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Years ago, the Child-Goddess Aphrael had hidden Bhelliom, the Stone of Power, at the bottom of the sea. Yet now it is needed again to stop a malign force from spreading evil and destruction across the lands. Sparhawk, Queen's champion, sets out to retrieve the Stone. But others seek the gem for their own diabolical ends. Most fearsome of these are the Shining Ones, whose mere touch melts human flesh from bone. Now Sparhawk finds himself stalked by these creatures out of myth...whose touch is all too real.

©1993 David Eddings; (P)2009 Audible, Inc.

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    Cliff madison, MS, United States 02-12-14
    Cliff madison, MS, United States 02-12-14 Member Since 2009

    I write reviews to help readers, not to win votes. My reviews are my honest opinion whether popular or not. I hope they help you. ;)

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    "A good continuation of the series."

    Here is the bottom line. If you like David Eddings and the previous series you will like this audiobook. If you did not then you won't. Mr. Eddings work is a fairly polarizing point amongst readers. You usually either love him or hate him. I think this is a good read although it gets 3 stars because it bogs down in unnecessary details at points.
    Some others did not like the narraration of the series but I am not one of them and found it enjoyable. There is nothing groundbreaking hrer, but it is a good solid comfort story.

    3 of 3 people found this review helpful
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    Ken calgary, AB, Canada 12-03-13
    Ken calgary, AB, Canada 12-03-13 Member Since 2011

    I absolutely love my audible account, makes its from enjoying a book to loving the stories found in the books. Do forgive my errors in the reviews i do have dyslexia but i will share my love with everyone

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    "David has magic"

    With the knowledge of what god is a threat to the tamuli empire Sparhawk and his friends have to go out and get the one item that can fight the strength of a god. at the same time the queen starts to help the emperor overthrow his own government.

    David here goes back to writing with two points of interest again. sparhawks adventure recovering the blue rose and his queens point of view as she helps uncover who is a undermining the government and how to overthrow it. this is where he excels I think. unlike his other books in the belgariad series where it was one persons story in each part here they are happening at the same time keeping things more linier.

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
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    Bryan J. Peterson Twin Falls, Idaho United States 02-06-12
    Bryan J. Peterson Twin Falls, Idaho United States 02-06-12 Listener Since 2006

    I'm not blind drunk, I'm just blind.

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    "The Shining Ones"

    Following the events of Domes of Fire, Pandion Knight Sir Sparhawk persuades a reluctant Aphrael to help him to retreive the Bellhiom, the mysterious jewel with which he destroyed the evil god Azash. Unfortunately the trip doesn't go quite as planned. Following the successful recovery of Bhelliom, the party are captured by the enigmatic Delphae, also known as the Shining Ones, who have an unusual request for Sparhawk and an offer of assistance. To that end they send their "princess" Xanetia who, like all Delphae, can sense the thoughts of those around her. But what are the true motives of the Delphae? And what of the ages-old feud between the Delphae and Styricum?
    All in all this was an excellent story. The narrator's pronuncations of some of te names is a little off-putting but he at least reads with feeling. David Eddings' characteristic humor does come through in the reading. All in all this was a very interesting listen.

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