LLR: The Redemption of Althalus

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The Redemption of Althalus

by David and Leigh Eddings.

Althalus, burgler, armed robber, is paid to steal a book by a sinister stranger named Ghend. Althalus sets off to the House at the End of the World where the book is kept. There, in the same room as the book Ghenddescribed, he finds a talking cat. What he can’t find as he turns around is the door by which he entered.

Back in the long long ago, The Redemption of Althalus was a book that was recommended to me by one of my high school teachers. I even think that they lent me the book so I could read it. Regardless of the recommendation I remember really enjoying the book.

The book has 913 pages and is huge! I do remember that it took me a while to get through the book, but I think I was just coming off of reading the Lord of the Rings, so I was used to the larger page counts.

From what I recall I did find some parts of the story tedious and I do remember wishing certain parts of the story would stop and go back to the good bits 😛 From what I now know about myself and my reading habits, I suspect that I wished the book got back to the more interesting romance parts of the story.

While I do feel like I enjoyed this book, what really stands out to me is how much I liked the character Althalus. I remember being really drawn to his character and enjoying his fun relationship with Emmy. For the life of me I cannot recall any more of the plot other than the fact Althalus is a thief, Emmy is a cat goddess, and they work to save the world.

While I do have a physical copy of this book, that I found at a book sale, I cannot say that I will be running off to give it a re-read. The fact that, despite enjoying this book, I didn’t run off to read more of David and Leigh Eddings books is probably an indicator of my enjoyment. Put simply, I liked it and enjoyed the characters, but I didn’t immediately run out and read the authors whole back catalogue… which I have done in the past.


Are you a blogger who keeps telling themselves you’ll get around to writing reviews, but then don’t. Do you write ‘review to come’ on Goodreads only to let them languish for years? Well then, the blog feature ‘Long Lost Reviews‘ is for you.

The aim of the blog feature is to start tackling your review backlog. Whether it’s an in-depth analysis of how it affected your life, one sentence stating that you only remember the ending, or that you have no recollection of reading the book at all. Let’s tackle your review backlog and dig up some long lost reviews!

If you are interested in participating: post on the First Thursday of the month, you are welcome to use the above icon, and all I ask is that you include a link to this post or to my blog. Thanks and happy writing!


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