The Rivan Codex inspiration

Rivan Codex

I finally picked up a novel that had a great impact on my in my early teenage years — the Rivan Codex by David and Leigh Eddings.

Rivan Codex

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The Rivan Codex is a very special to me.

I read the Belgariad and Mallorean series from epic fantasy writer David Eddings back in secondary school. The Rivan Codex is a book about the series that spans ten books. There’s a section at the front of the book that details how David Eddings came to be a writer and how he created the world of the Belgariad and the Mallorean. Crucially, he gave the recipe for writing an epic fantasy series.I was inspired.

I begun doodling and eventually came up with my first world map of a fantasy world that I dreamt up. That was eight years ago. Since then, I have created several worlds. I enjoy the conceptualisation process to build worlds and populate them with a myriad of characters. My ultimate goal is to write stories set in these worlds and to see other writing stories based on the worlds of my imagination.

David Eddings sowed the seeds of my passion for fiction writing and it has continued to grow in me. This makes him a very special author to me. I was devastated to read about his passing last June. His literary works are towering masterpieces and I hope that his legacy will continue to inspire many other young minds the way they spurred mind.

Have you read any of David Eddings’s books? If not, give the Pawn of Prophecy a go and venture on an epic journey with Old Wolf, Garion and Aunt Pol.

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  1. Sweetpea1981 Avatar

    OMG! You grew up reading David Eddings too! I LOVE these books! The Belgariad was one of the first books I EVER read properly! Got me into fantasy books! ^_^

    1. Jenxi Seow Avatar

      Belgariad got me hooked on fantasy too! Before I started reading Belgariad, I was addicted to science fiction. My friend passed me Pawn of Prophecy and I got hooked.

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