Queen of Sorcery (The Belgariad #2)
One problem I have is the character of Garion. With all the (man ...more
I do have to say, for adult readers, I can see how these books could be a bit grulling. For one thing, the plot is cliche. Farm boy is proficised to save the world from a great and growing evil. But first, he has to travel and learn from a group of awesome companions. I'm sure this sounds familiar.
But the plo ...more
22 June 2012
Maybe I should have discussed idea of prophecy under Pawn of Prophecy because the title of that book seems to be more conducive to that discussion than this book, however I wanted my review of the Pawn of Prophecy to be a bit of an introduction to the series as a whole rather than focusing on something specific. I note that the first review here indicates that the first part of the book seems to be a series of 'meet the enemy, escape, Silk does s ...more
The cast here increases as the group travels more characters join them, apparently in fulfillment of the prophecy that is one of the themes of the Belgariad that spans the series. Eddings continues to develop his charact ...more
Personally I absolutely loved the Belgariad series of books and found them to be enthralling and exciting. In particular I loved the characters and thought them to be some of th ...more
Several more interesting characters are introduced in this book and they are quite refreshing and amusing. The author has created wonderful dialogues and interactions between the main characters in such enjoyable fashion. Therefore the reader feels closely related them.
In my honest opinion; this book is a well written sequel. However I would rather spend less time w ...more
And I still love Silk. <3 :)
"BELGARIAD is exactly the kind of fantasy I like. It has magic, adventure, humor, mystery, and a certain delightful human insight."
The master Sorcerer Belgarath and his daughter Polgara the arch-Sorceress were on the trail of the Orb, seeking to regain its saving power before the final disaster prophesized by the legends. And with them went Garion, a simple farm boy only months before, but now the focus of the struggle. He had never believed in sorcery and wanted no part of it. Yet
Belgarath and Polgara are on the trail of the Orb, hoping to retrieve it before it wakes up Torak. Garion is still tagging along with them, confused as his life has changed a lot is a small space of time, and everybody seems to be focusing on him for some unknown reason. He has never believed in sorcery but as the journey continues there is a power inside him that seems to be growing. Will Garion be able to accept a ...more
This, overall is a good set of quest, fantasy stories. I read and re-read them often when I was younger. As I move from place-to-place as an adult the series is one that I continue to take with me; it is a series that I still read here and there when I am looking for 'comfort food' books.
The books are what you would expect from a quest journey series - a young pr ...more
Garrion is still a boy, and one with puberty hitting him like a slap in the face. Everybody around him still considers him as a small boy, while he considers himself a man, and in trying to make them see him from his point of view, he does and says some pretty stupid stuff. He keeps everything to himself ...more
Except that Garion does learn more about himself. Not the whole truth about hi ...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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I lied." Silk said. "It's a vice I have.”
Hettar shrugged. "Of course. They lie all the time. They're very good at it."
For a moment Silk looked outraged at the thought, and then he suddenly laughed. "Somehow that restores my faith in the order of the universe," he declared.
Wolf looked pained. "Silk," he said pointedly, "you're a very evil man. Did you know that?"
"One does one's best," Silk replied mockingly.”