Guardians of the West (The Malloreon #1)
Although the storyline is similar to the first series (to the point that the protagonist points it out at one point in conversation), the adventure is still just as much fun.
Anyone that loved the first series (the Belgariad) will find this series a worthwhile read.
From a negative point of view this story has a number of flaws. Picking up almost immediately after the last book left off the first two thirds of the book concerns the almost mundane concerns of the characters we grew to love in the previous novels and there is a lot of time where very little seems to happen. This can be quite enjoyable at times as I am a firm...more
Maar deze tweede serie van David Eddings, de Mallorea, speelt zich af in dezelfde wereld, met dezelfde hoofdpersone...more
Pros: same great characters, same great land, same great sorcery premise!!! And Eddings still has some of the funny left.
Cons: same great characters...gett...more
Our humble Garion from Belgariad fame is now Belgarion, Lord of the Western Sea, Overlord of the West, and Godslayer. His infant son is kidnapped and Belgarion must recover the child before his son becomes a dark god. (I'm still trying to figure out why it's such a bad thing to have a son who's a god--dark, light, it's all just variations on a theme, right?)
Anyway, in the Mallorean, Garion once again sets out on a cross-continental journe...more
Discover the magic of The Malloreon–David Eddings’s acclaimed series, the sequel to his bestselling The Belgariad. Now the first three Malloreon books appear in a single volume, taking us on an epic quest across strange lands among gods, kings, sorcerers, and ordinary men. It is a gripping tale of two ancient warring destinies fighting a battle of good against evil.Garion has slain the evil God Torak and is now the King of Riva. The prophecy has been fulfilled–or so it seems. For there i...more
It was weary, not because I hadn't read the first series (hey, I started Order of the Pheonix first in the Harry Potter series and I got used to the huge cast of characters and plot quite easily)but because nothing was happening and if it was it wasn't particularl...more
Pokud u Belgariadu něco chybělo, tak to byla taková ta drobnost jménem "závěr". Inu, Malloreon je onou poslední chybějící knihou, které se nějakým záhadným způsobem podařilo rozrůst na 5 knih :)
Ano, je to neskutečně natahované, zdlouhavé a plné zbytečných odboček, nicméně - je to Eddings v nejlepší formě. Tyhle knihy se nečtou kvůli ději, vždyť je to samé klišé. Výsledek je dávno jasný i průměrnému thullovi, tady jde o formu - nádhern...more
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These are not as good as his first series, that being said I still think they're well worth reading. If you're just starting on your Fantasy adventure then these books are perfect for you or if you're a kid who wants a good fantasy yarn then any of Eddings's work will be enjoyable. However if you're a veteran Fantasy reader who might be expecting a series like Erikson's or Martin's then Eddings's work is not for...more
Despite the somewhat generic plot (classic questing group (wizard, sorceress, hero, heroine, spy, thief, etc.) set out to save the world) I am just so in love with the characters (mostly said questing group) and the richness of this world.
The wizard that looks like a vagabond, the thief that is ruth less and yet afraid to love, the sorceress who likes t...more
BOOK 1 OF THE MALLOREON, the worldwide bestselling fantasy series by one of the godfathers of the tradition. Discover the epic stories that inspired generations of fantasy writers - from Raymond Feist's The Riftwar Cycle to George R. R. Martin's A Game of Thrones. Evil doesn't disappear. It just changes form... The evil God Torak is slain, and Garion, the long-awaited King of Riva, hopes for peace. And for a while he gets his wish. But then a darker prophecy is revealed, and new and more insidio...more
i will, however, persevere for the 2010 reread. and then i might just get...more
I enjoyed this book a great deal. It was a reread for me. I loved seeing the characters that I've enjoyed...more
|Not as good as the first series, but worth reading!||6||38||Apr 13, 2013 09:17AM|
David Eddings' first books (which were general fiction) sold moderately well. He later switched to writing epic fantasy, a field in which he...more