Perhaps this subject has been emphasized to the point of excess, but I still find it somewhat interesting. I notice while I was reading Pawn of Prophecy that racial sterotypes are apparently very prevalent, not only in David Eddings books, but in fantasy literature as well. True, the races are fictional, and I'm not condoning this either, I'm just bringing it up as a subject of interest. Sometimes I think that members of the same fictional race are too conveninently alike. All dwarves are drunkards, all elfs are tree-hugging nobles, etc. I notice that in Pawn of Prophecy (which I consent, is the only David Eddings book that I have read so far), Polgara and many of the main characters carry prejudices against some members of other races, like the murgos. Are all Murgos and thulls "Bad" in David Eddings books? Doesn't this kind of seem to convenient to anyone? What do people think about this and how it relates to diversification?