> > Possibly a readership change. I remember when David Eddings' first > series > came out (Belgariad) and I enjoyed it. The second series came out > (Malorian) > and I thought I was merely a rehash of the first book but I made > allowance > because part of the plot was about history repeating itself. Then I > read the > Ellenium and gave up. Same characters just different names and > locations. > Nothing new. The first series is excellent and I always recommend it. The second series just made me give up. besides the repeating plot, how is it that rulers of nations can just give everything up to go on a continent spanning quest? I did try others of his books but like you said: same plot, different world.