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It would be sheer folly to try to conceal the true nature of Althalus, for his flaws are the stuff of legend. He is, as all men know, a thief, a liar, an occasional murderer, an outrageous braggart, and a man devoid of even the slightest hint of honor.

Yet of all the men in the world, it is Althalus, unrepentant rogue and scoundrel, who will become the champion of humanity in its desperate struggle against the forces of an ancient god determined to return the universe to nothingness. On his way to steal The Book from the House at the End of the World, Althalus is confronted by a cat--a cat with eyes like emeralds, the voice of a woman, and the powers of a goddess.

She is Dweia, sister to The Gods and a greater thief even than Althalus. She must be: for in no time at all, she has stolen his heart. And more. She has stolen time itself. For when Althalus leaves the House at the End of the World, much wiser but not a day older than when he'd first entered it, thousands of years have gone by.

But Dweia is not the only one able to manipulate time. Her evil brother shares the power, and while Dweia has been teaching Althalus the secrets of The Book, the ancient God has been using the dark magic of his own Book to rewrite history. Yet all is not lost. But only if Althalus, still a thief at heart, can bring together a ragtag group of men, women, and children with no reason to trust him or each other.

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The Redemption of Althalus
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August 4th, 2014
A fairly fast paced book despite it's size and filled with humor. This has been one of my favorite books to read for years.The Eddings come close to parodying the fantasy genre while improving it.
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February 22nd, 2014
It might be best to read this first before the Belgariad as the characters are all very similar. The main protagonists of Althalus and Em have flavours of Belgarath and Polgara - reading the love story there seems a bit incestuous at times. Other than that, trademark Eddings yarn.
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February 13th, 2014
This standalone represents the Eddings at their best. The story is entertaining, the solutions are clever. A story I come back to again and again.
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February 6th, 2014
This was an enjoyable fantasy romp guided by an exceptional writing team. The Eddings lead the reader through their world and keep you interested up until the end. My only complaint would be that it ended too quickly! Well done!
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January 31st, 2014
Excellent read. Action packed and inventive with original characters and an unusual premise. The husband and wife duo of David and Leigh Eddings provides a realistic element to the by play between the main characters and adds another dimension to an enjoyable read.
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January 28th, 2014
I have been reading books by David and Leigh since i was 9 years old, and I'm 44 now and still can't get enough of them. If you like sword, sorcerey and great characters with a story that will take you away from our hum drum lives, then givethese books a try, you won't regret it!
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January 26th, 2014
A lovely read, brilliantly redefines the concept of the reluctant hero while keeping all of the characters original and engaging.
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January 26th, 2014
This is a stand alone book. I am a long time fan of David and Leigh Eddings and this is my favorite. My next is the Sparhawk series, then the Belgariad. This novel has interesting characters who grow and mature over the length of the book.
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October 4th, 2013
Excellent read
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