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Sorceress of Darshiva

Saturday, January 24, 2015

Sorceress of Darshiva (1989) David Eddings

This isn’t particularly one of my favorite of his book, but there are still fun parts, such as their meeting with Senji.

After about three hundred years of argumentation, it suddenly occurred to the disputants that Senji was not merely talented, but also appeared to be immortal. In the name of scientific experimentation, the varying bureaus, departments, and faculties agreed that an effort should be made to have him assassinated to verify that fact.”’
‘They didn’t!’ Beldin said.
‘Oh, yes,’ Senji replied with a grim smugness. ‘Melcenes are inquisitive to the point of idiocy. They’ll go to any lengths to prove a theory.’

That idea absolutely delights me–not just that they’d decide to kill someone to determine if he was immortal, but that it took them 300 years to realize that possibility.

It’s also got another favorite passage of mine:

‘Only an idiot tries to fight a war on two fronts, and only a madman tries to fight one on three.

As I said, it’s not my favorite in the series, but it’s still fun.
Rating: 7/10

Published by Harper Voyager

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