One of my favorite Fantasy auhthors. He'll definitly be missed!
Fantasy writer Eddings dies
THE ASSOCIATED PRESS
CARSON CITY, Nev. -- Fantasy writer David Carroll Eddings died Tuesday of natural causes at his home here, his family announced. He was 77.
Eddings wrote more than two dozen novels, including the multi-volume "Belgariad" and "Malloreon" series. Many were written with his wife Leigh, who died in 2007. His last book was "The Younger Gods" published in 2006.
In 1973, Eddings published "High Hunt," a non-fantasy story that explored themes of manhood and coming of age for four men on a hunting trip shortly after the Vietnam War.
Several years later, Eddings read J.R.R. Tolkien's "The Lord of the Rings" and decided fantasy writing was his calling.
"He said, 'This is where it's at,'" his brother, Dennis Eddings recalled.
Eddings, a Spokane, Wash., native, had owned a home here since 1988.