David Eddings was born in Washington State in 1931 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 Aircraft Company and taught college-level English. His career as a fantasy writer, with his wife Leigh, has been spectacular.
'What separates the grown-up authors from the boys is the
quality of the writing and David Eddings is one of the best'
'Sparhawk is the best-realized hero in modern fantasy'
'Eddings has a marvellous storyteller style' Anne McCaffrey