Belgarath the Sorcerer (Belgarian 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
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!
David and Leight Edding...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
Belgarath the Sorcerer, the Enternal Man. Disciple of the God Aldur and general ass-kicking sorcerer. The book chronicles his ascension to this status, from lowly beginnings, ending up as the man who pulls the...more
I gave this book an official "4" because I liked it more than I didn't, but it had some serious problems for me, especially when covering the sections that were dealt with in some detail in the two main series.
Belgarath the Sorcerer refreshingly does not follow the same tired plot that all the rest of the Eddings books (with the exception of Polgara the Sorceress, but that one uses THIS template)do. There is no major quest, no hero in the traditional sense; instead this probes into the life o...more
Because as much as I loved this book, it totally threw the previous canon into the wood chipper.
It was clear that Eddings never had any real plans for a sequel to the Belgariad. The Mallorean tacked on a lot of things...more
Re-reading this book (and series) for review purposes.
I decided to go back and re-read (and review) this book (and series) as it was a much read and loved favourite from my teen years. I probably read and re-read this series more than a dozen times between it's release and my 21st birthday, and it is probably one of the primary reasons for my love of the epic/high fantasy genre.
Over 20 years later, and with a much broader experience of various writing styles a...more
I read the Bellgraid and the Malloreon about 10 years ago now, so my memory isn't up to a synopsis of the series or anything, but I did highly enjoy them then, they still grace my shelves now, and I hope to reread them in the near future.
These books are great for the reader that enjoys fantasy series...more
The central premise is hardly earth shattering....the cold war revisited yet again in fantasy. But then I don't like this book because of its deep understanding of societal issues or identity politics. It's just a very light, enjoyable read.
If you've only just plowed through the ten books of the Belgariad and the Mallorean, you may, like me, find it a bit repetitious as you start getting into the events of those books again. I fo...more
David Eddings' first books (which were general fiction) sold moderately well. He later switched to writing epic fantasy, a field in which he...more
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