Belgarath the Sorcerer (Belgariad Prequels)
The life story of Belgararth the Sorcerer: his own account of the great struggle that went before the Belgariad and the Malloreon, when gods stills walked the land.
Here is the full epic story of Belgarath, the great sorcerer learned in the Will and the Word on whom the fate of the world depends. Only Belgarath can tell of those near-forgotten times when Gods still walked t...more
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I loved this series and perhaps it's been too long since I've read it, but I more think it's a matter of "you finished the series" let it go. The jokes that were sparkling are now tired.
But maybe I'm ...more
That said, I heart every one of his books, and Belgarath the Sorcerer is no different. It's not edge-of-your seat reading, because you already know where this story will end (it's a ...more
How to describe the novel? Calling it a history book is a grave injustice, on the scale of calling a Lamborghini a car (which it is, of course, but surely you can come up with far more dazzling ways to describe a Lamborghini.) "Belgarath the Sorcerer" is the story of one man's love--for his god, for his wife, ...more
The sad truth of the matter is that David and Leigh Eddings had been stretching my p ...more
Now, Belgarath was such a sweet book, and infused me with a sense of warmth and safety. In fact, this is probably the best way to put it:
I'm so happy!
Aha! Happy go lucky me!
I just go my way,
I don't worry!
Worrying don't agree,
Things that bother you,
Never bother me!
Things that bother you,
Never bother me
I feel happy and fine!
To understand this book you need to have read the other (10!) books but it is worth reading them just to truly appreciate this one (not that they aren’t fun on their own). Belgarath is fundamentally interesting, deeply flawed and certainly a pett ...more
David and Leight Edding ...more
The story is one you've seen before: the Belgariad, mostly, told from a new perspective. But there is also about seven thousand years of world history preceding it, including a fuller recoun ...more
Pur giustificando (in questo caso specifico) lo stile narrativo perché, dopotutto, si tratta del racconto della vita di Belgarath, non riesco comunque a farmelo piacere davvero: sarà forse che non amo particolarmente la scrittura in prima persona e che d ...more
I'm just relieved I found the courage to say: "Enough!" :)
For a 700 pages long book it’s surprisingly well paced, there is never any dull moment. In covering events spanning 7000 years it’s got a lot of interestin ...more
I can't shake the feeling that something is missing. But I don't know what.
Part of the problem is that Eddings's worldbuilding is just sloppy. He doesn't seem to care all that much for consistency, and alters things in later boo ...more
That said, I loved reading about how the Old Wolf's character was shaped. I loved how the narration was in his perspective, a ...more
David Eddings' first books (which were general fiction) sold moderately well. He later switched to writing epic fantasy, a field in which he achie ...more
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