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Ranking Author David Eddings’s Best Books (A Bibliography Countdown)

“What are David Eddings’s Best Books?” We looked at all of Eddings’s authored bibliography and ranked them against one another to answer that very question!

We took all of the books written by David Eddings and looked at their Goodreads, Amazon, and LibraryThing scores, ranking them against one another to see which books came out on top. The books are ranked in our list below based on which titles have the highest overall score between all 3 review sites in comparison with all of the other books by the same author. The process isn’t super scientific and in reality, most books aren’t “better” than other books as much as they are just different. That being said, we do enjoy seeing where our favorites landed, and if you aren’t familiar with the author at all, the rankings can help you see what books might be best to start with.

The full ranking chart is also included below the countdown on the bottom of the page.

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The Top Book’s Of David Eddings

27 ) The Elder Gods

	The Elder Gods

Review Website Ranks:

  • Goodreads: 26
  • Amazon: 26
  • LibraryThing: 26

New series, new world, and a glorious story destined to reach the biggest audience yet. The Dreamers teeter on the brink of divinity. They have the power to change the world with their dreams. They look like children. They are, in fact, sleeping gods. The Dreamers are an apparition designed to fool …

26 ) The Younger Gods

	The Younger Gods

Review Website Ranks:

  • Goodreads: 23
  • Amazon: 23
  • LibraryThing: 27

This is the exciting final volume in the glorious fantasy series “The Dreamers”…The attacks of the dreadful insect queen known as the Vlagh have been repelled in three of the Elder Gods’ realms. Now, only the land ruled by the Goddess Aracia remains for the Vlagh to send her hordes to attack. But …

25 ) The Treasured One

	The Treasured One

Review Website Ranks:

  • Goodreads: 25
  • Amazon: 21
  • LibraryThing: 25

The second brilliant book in a brand new fantasy series set in an entirely new world from bestselling authors David and Leigh Eddings. They are called the Dreamers. They look like sleeping children. They are, in fact, Gods. Despite the literally earth-shattering climax of The Elder Gods, Dahlaine st…

24 ) High Hunt

Review Website Ranks:

  • Goodreads: 22
  • Amazon: 25
  • LibraryThing: 21

When his brother’s gang of drinkers and wife-stealers begins a hunting expedition, old jealousies quickly become out of control and turn the men against each other, and Dan Alders must help them all to survive….

22 ) Regina’s Song

	Regina's Song

Review Website Ranks:

  • Goodreads: 20
  • Amazon: 23
  • LibraryThing: 23

A STORY OF MURDER AND REVENGE . . . Outstandingly well paced and tightly plotted, the novel also stands out in its handling of various psychological themes. -Booklist Eerily attuned to one another, twins Regina and Renata are so identical that even their mother can’t tell them apart. Then tragedy st…

22 ) The Losers

	The Losers

Review Website Ranks:

  • Goodreads: 24
  • Amazon: 22
  • LibraryThing: 20

Raphael Taylor was a golden boy–blond, handsome, charming, a gifted athlete and a serious student, an angel in every way. Damon Flood was a scoundrel–a smooth, smilling, cynical devil, as devious and corrupt as Raphael was open and innocent. The day Raphael met Damon was the day he began his myste…

21 ) The Crystal Gorge

	The Crystal Gorge

Review Website Ranks:

  • Goodreads: 21
  • Amazon: 20
  • LibraryThing: 24

In the new epic fantasy from the masters of modern fantasy David and Leigh Eddings, the Ruler of the Wasteland challenges the Gods and wreaks devastation on their people. The Dreamers are children teetering on the brink of divinity. They have the power to change the world with their dreams. And then…

20 ) The Rivan Codex

	The Rivan Codex

Review Website Ranks:

  • Goodreads: 19
  • Amazon: 17
  • LibraryThing: 22

Before David Eddings wrote “The Belgariad” he spent a year working on the design and mythology of the fantasy world in which it is set. This “Codex” comprises the material which is taken for granted but not spelled out, history, geography, myths and folktales, peoples, customs, gods and more….

19 ) The Redemption of Althalus

	The Redemption of Althalus

Review Website Ranks:

  • Goodreads: 18
  • Amazon: 18
  • LibraryThing: 19

On his way to steal The Book from the House at the End of the World, Althalus collides with Dweia, a seductive goddess in the form of a cat who can manipulate time. Unfortunately, her evil brother shares her talent, and has been using his own dark magic to rewrite history. The only people who can st…

18 ) The Sapphire Rose

	The Sapphire Rose

Review Website Ranks:

  • Goodreads: 12
  • Amazon: 27
  • LibraryThing: 13

Aided by the goddess Aphrael, the Pandion Knight Sparhawk and his band of companions have recovered the magical jewel Bhelliom – the sapphire rose – from the cave of Ghwerig. Now they have the power to cure Ehlana, the young queen of Elenia. This is the third volume of “The Elenium” trilogy….

17 ) The Diamond Throne

	The Diamond Throne

Review Website Ranks:

  • Goodreads: 17
  • Amazon: 18
  • LibraryThing: 14

Sparhawk, Pandion Knight and Queen’s Champion returns from a long spell of exile to find his native land overrun with evil, intrigue and his young queen grievously ill. Ehlana lies magically entombed within a block of crystal, doomed to die unless a cure can be found within the year….

15 ) Domes of Fire

Review Website Ranks:

  • Goodreads: 12
  • Amazon: 16
  • LibraryThing: 18

The first of “The Tamuli” trilogy which continues the adventures of Sparhawk. Having freed Queen Ehlana from the spell which threatened her life, Sparhawk returns to Elenia. However, Ehlana and Sparhawk’s peaceful reign is destined not to last because unrest is brewing in the Tamul Empire….

15 ) The Shining Ones

	The Shining Ones

Review Website Ranks:

  • Goodreads: 16
  • Amazon: 14
  • LibraryThing: 16

The beleaguered Tamul Emperor Sarabian needs his Elenian neighbours Sparhawk and Queen Ehlana if he is to defeat the vast conspiracy ranged against his ancient power. Most disturbing of all among his enemies are the Shining Ones, luminous beings that kill with a touch….

14 ) The Hidden City

	The Hidden City

Review Website Ranks:

  • Goodreads: 14
  • Amazon: 11
  • LibraryThing: 17

The final volume in the Tamuli series. The ultimate battle between Blue Rose and Klael must be fought – though Ehlana is held prisoner by the enemy in the Hidden City, defended by Klael. The time for strategy and hope is past….

13 ) The Seeress of Kell

	The Seeress of Kell

Review Website Ranks:

  • Goodreads: 27
  • Amazon: 5
  • LibraryThing: 6

Now in the final stages of their quest for his son, Garion and his companions travel to Kell to consult the only undamaged copy of the Malloreon Gospels. For centuries the Seers have guarded this book from the Grolims and even had their wizards put a curse on those who tried to enter Kell….

11 ) Guardians of the West

	Guardians of the West

Review Website Ranks:

  • Goodreads: 8
  • Amazon: 15
  • LibraryThing: 12

Three years have passed since Garion’s killing of the evil God Torak and his marriage to Ce’Nedra. He is now Overlord of the West, slowly learning how to cope with the duties of a king. When the Orb warns him to beware Zandramas the Voice of Prophecy reveals that the Dark Prophecy still exists….

11 ) The Ruby Knight

	The Ruby Knight

Review Website Ranks:

  • Goodreads: 15
  • Amazon: 5
  • LibraryThing: 15

Ehlana, queen of Elenia, clings to life by a thread, preserved within a diamond-like block of crystal conjured by a sorceress with the aid of a dozen Pandion knights. For a year, their lives will save hers. However there is a lost jewel which will save her life, if it can be found….

10 ) Demon Lord of Karanda

Review Website Ranks:

  • Goodreads: 11
  • Amazon: 11
  • LibraryThing: 9

In this third book of “The Malloreon”, the company now knows that Garion’s baby son has been kidnapped by Zandramas and is to be used in a ritual which will make the Dark Destiny supreme. The group, however, has been detained by Zakath, Emperor of Mallorea, and taken to Mal Zeth….

9 ) Polgara the Sorceress

	Polgara the Sorceress

Review Website Ranks:

  • Goodreads: 9
  • Amazon: 11
  • LibraryThing: 6

The last volume in the Belgariad series: the story of the queen of truth, love, rage and destiny, Polgara the Sorceress. In the story of Polgara, whose constancy and inner power have been the foundation of all that has saved the world, the full truth of “The Belgariad” is revealed….

8 ) The Sorceress of Darshiva

Review Website Ranks:

  • Goodreads: 6
  • Amazon: 5
  • LibraryThing: 10

Garion and his companions continue their desperate search for Zandramas, the Child of Dark and abductor of Garion’s baby son, Geran. Led by the orb from Mallorea to the island of Melcena, they discover the place the sardion once rested and also find Senji, a wizard….

7 ) Belgarath the Sorcerer

	Belgarath the Sorcerer

Review Website Ranks:

  • Goodreads: 9
  • Amazon: 2
  • LibraryThing: 8

The story of Belgarath, the great sorcerer learned in the Will and the Word, on whom the fate of the world depends. This is his own account of the struggle that went before “The Belgariad” and “The Malloreon”. Only one man could tell of those near-forgotten times. That man is known as the Old Wolf….

6 ) King of the Murgos

Review Website Ranks:

  • Goodreads: 6
  • Amazon: 1
  • LibraryThing: 10

Garion knows that it is the mysterious figure Zandramas who is responsible for the abduction of his infant son, and he and his companions journey many miles and encounter mant strange beings in their search for him….

5 ) Magician’s Gambit

	Magician's Gambit

Review Website Ranks:

  • Goodreads: 4
  • Amazon: 5
  • LibraryThing: 2

Ce’Nedra, Imperial Princess of Tolnedra, was confused. Everyone knew that the tales of the Orb that protected the West from the evil God Torak were just silly legends. But here she was, forced to join a serious and dangerous quest to recover that stolen Orb….

3 ) Castle of Wizardry

Review Website Ranks:

  • Goodreads: 2
  • Amazon: 5
  • LibraryThing: 3

Now, at last, the Orb was regained and the quest was nearing its end. Of course, the questors still had to escape from this crumbling enemy fortress and flee across a desert filled with Murgo soldiers searching for them, while Grolim Hierarchs strove to destroy them with dark magic….

3 ) Pawn of Prophecy

Review Website Ranks:

  • Goodreads: 3
  • Amazon: 2
  • LibraryThing: 5

This is the first book of “The Belgariad” series. Long ago the evil God Torak sought dominion and drove men and Gods to war. But Belgarath the Sorcerer led men to reclaim the Orb that protected men of the West. So long as it lay at Riva, the prophecy went, the men would be safe….

2 ) Queen of Sorcery

	Queen of Sorcery

Review Website Ranks:

  • Goodreads: 4
  • Amazon: 2
  • LibraryThing: 3

Legends told of how the evil God Torak had coveted the power of the Orb of Aldur, until defeated in a final battle. But the prophecy spoke of a time when he would awake and again seek dominance over the world. Now the Orb has been stolen by a priest of Torak, and that time is at hand….

1 ) Enchanters’ End Game

	Enchanters' End Game

Review Website Ranks:

  • Goodreads: 1
  • Amazon: 5
  • LibraryThing: 1

The final part of a saga set against a history of 7000 years of struggles of gods and kings and men. The Orb of Aldur was restored – but the Prophecy was unfulfilled. It drove Garion on, but it gave no answer to the question that haunted him: how does a man kill an immortal god?…

David Eddings’s Best Books

David Eddings Review Website Bibliography Rankings

BookGoodreadsAmazonLibraryThingOveral Rank
Enchanters’ End Game 1 5 1 1
Queen of Sorcery 4 2 3 2
Castle of Wizardry 2 5 3 3
Pawn of Prophecy 3 2 5 3
Magician’s Gambit 4 5 2 5
King of the Murgos 6 1 10 6
Belgarath the Sorcerer 9 2 8 7
The Sorceress of Darshiva 6 5 10 8
Polgara the Sorceress 9 11 6 9
Demon Lord of Karanda 11 11 9 10
Guardians of the West 8 15 12 11
The Ruby Knight 15 5 15 11
The Seeress of Kell 27 5 6 13
The Hidden City 14 11 17 14
Domes of Fire 12 16 18 15
The Shining Ones 16 14 16 15
The Diamond Throne 17 18 14 17
The Sapphire Rose 12 27 13 18
The Redemption of Althalus 18 18 19 19
The Rivan Codex 19 17 22 20
The Crystal Gorge 21 20 24 21
Regina’s Song 20 23 23 22
The Losers 24 22 20 22
High Hunt 22 25 21 24
The Treasured One 25 21 25 25
The Younger Gods 23 23 27 26
The Elder Gods 26 26 26 27