Sorceress of Darshiva (The Malloreon #4)
Troubles and delays continued to mount as Garion, Belgarath, Polgara, and the company pursued Zandramas across the known world. Possessed by the Dark Destiny, she had stolen Garion's infant son for a ritual that would destroy all that men valued.
She was always one step ahead, taunting and spying on them, flying over in the form of a great dragon. Her a ...more
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The Malloreon books are, let's be honest, not incredibly well written. All the main characters have started to sound the same, they all use the same idioms and expressions, and things got far too well for them. It's like a band of Mary Sues.
I still love this book.
It's fun to read, the events and writing are fun and good enough to be enjoyable. It's not war and peace, but it's still a fun read.
The characters were a lot of fun too. I truly enjoyed the time I spent with them. I love how each of them stood out on their own, yet really fit together as a gr ...more
These books are great for the reader that enjoys fantasy series reading (so if you prefer a one off, try something else). They develop an amazing story and history that kept me engaged. The two series are intimately related/connected. The world is more of a high ...more
For anyone thinking of reading the Malloreon I would suggest you get the whole set, since each book is a continuation of the story and they are more like five parts of the whole, than separate books.
I didn't know Leigh Eddings died in February of this year. Thank you, Leigh, for making sure we got as many good female characters as males in these series.
16 August 2012
Okay, I have probably got to the point now where I really do not know what to write about a book. It is strange because I managed to get through all of Piers Anthony's books without coming to a stumbling block, but with these series I have finally run out of steam. People seem to like this book, and if they do then more power to them. I must admit that when I read this book I did enjoy it but when I look back on it now I sort of wonder how it was that I ...more
The plotline is surpringsly similar to the first series: something important has been stolen and Garion and his friends must traverse the world to recover it lest the world be destroyed.
In this case the important thing is Garion's new-born son, who has been abducted by a Grolim preistess ...more
For me, this series was not as good as the Belgariad. In part, I think, the opinion is a function of the fact that I was several years older reading the Malloreon than reading the Belgariad. However, even as I re-read occasionally as an adult I think the first series was better than the second.
As the bestselling THE Mallorean series contnues, Garion is pursuing Zandramas, in the form of a great dragon flying over them, across the known world. With the forces of evil threatening on both sides, Garion still had to get to the Place Which Is No More, as the Seeress of Kell had warned, but they had no idea where that might be....
### From Publishers Weekly
The wizard and shape-changer Belgarion continues his quest against evil in the land of Mallorea. "Eddings depicts a complex, believabl
Ik vind het ook leuk dat er zoveel verschillende (nieuwe) personen in de groep zitten. Hoewel ik Barak en Mandorallen ook erg leuk vond, zijn Sadi en Zakath toch ook erg interessant, ov ...more
Rereading it paying more attention to how women, those series really aren't the best. I mean, in this one,we are supposed to find it normal that Eriond (who is basically a child or a young boy with no training with weaponry) is putting himself in front of Polgara and Ce'Nedra to protect them from someone while the other fight ...more
[Recensione dell'intera serie]
Non è attivamente demente come tanti altri suoi colleghi, e questa è la fine dei suoi pregi. Solito polpettone rimasticato fino alla nausea, straripante di dei e mostri puzzoni e palle di fuoco ed eroi maschi bianchi etero cis come neanche una partita di D&D, tenuto insieme da una prosa goffa e inforigurgitosa (pur se non mancano momenti ironici), zeppa di virgole tra soggetto e verbo. Garion è il classico Gary Stue che insegna a tutti a fare tutto, Ce'Nedra ...more
Diversamente dalla maggior parte degli altri libri della serie, questo contiene qualche spunto interessante, come ad esempio la risposta alla domanda tormentone "Ma perch sempre io?" che il protagonista continua a riproporre da 9 libri (nove!). Adesso che ha trovato la risposta, il testimone passa ad un altro dei personaggi.
La trama debole: quando c' una situazione difficile o impossibile, ...more
Troubles and delays continued to mount as Garion, Belgarath, Polgara, and the company pursued Zandramas across the known world. Possessed by the Dark Destiny, she had stolen Garion's infant son to use in a ritual that would destroy all that was fair and good.
Always the quest led onward, across and beyond the continent of Mallorea, where the Evil God Torak had once been supreme until Garion slew him. And always Zandramas was one step ahead of them. The armies she had raised, led ...more
Het reisgenootschap trekt rond en komt tijdens de achtervolging van Zandramas allerlei kleurrijke figuren tegen die op geheel eigen wijze het laatste nieuws doorgeven. In Melcene wordt de enige complete en ongewijzigde versie van de Ashabijne Orakels gevonden en de voorspellingen blijken gruwelijker dan Garion zich ooit had kunnen voorstellen. Enkele opmerkelijke figuren sluiten zich aan bij het gezelsch ...more
- Average. Wasn't terrible, but not a lot to recommend it. Probably skimmed parts of it.
- Decent. A few good ideas, well-written passages, interesting characters, or the like.
- Good. This one had parts that inspired me, impressed me, made me laugh out loud, made me think - it got positive reactions and most of the rest of it was pretty decent too.
- Amazing. ...more
This story continue with just a right amount of adventure to keep the story moving along. I still love all of the characters. There is humor, friendship, philosophical discussions (Beldin), just a hint of romance (not sicken though) and action.
Although there are a great number of similarities between this and the Belgariad serie ...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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