The Seeress of Kell (The Malloreon #5)
Time was running out for Garion and his companions in their quest to recover Garion's infant son and heir. If they could not locate the Place Which Is No More, then Zandramas, the Child of Dark, would use Garion's son in a rite that would raise the Dark Prophecy to eternal dominion over the universe!
Only the Seeress of Kell could reveal the site of that ...more
Instead it was a bad rehash of the same story, but with the extra addition of some pretty ludicrous twists, that caused enough discontinuity with the original series, as to make it hardly worth reading.
You always hear about series that were continued in the blind search to squeeze more money out of fans of the original, and usually I thin ...more
Final rating - for the whole series ( Belgariad universe): 5/5 stars
I started this series when i first bought first series The Belgariad, but it wasn't my favorite series back then.
I knew there was a sequel series, but i didn't rush to buy it (until all copies were almost sold, then i went into panic and bought the sequel as well). Reading the sequel series, The Malloreon, was unique experience.
The books were much longer, with more interesting story, and it was interes ...more
31 August 2012
Well, I have now come to the end of another pointless series of books that does very little to add to the collection of human literature that is pounding our vision these days. A lot of people do seem to have liked these books and I must admit that when I was a teenager I was one of them, but these days I hope that books like these will end up being confined to the dust bin of history and forgotten like the many other books that hav ...more
The problem with this book is the choice that Cyradis has to make. She's supposed to make a choice between the Child of the Dark and the Child of the Light. All well and good. The problem is this: at no point, anywhere in the entire series, has the Dark shown any proof that it was the right choice. At no point does Cyradis act like she ...more
Everyone is familiar with the concept of comfort foods. I think these are on the list of my comfort books. Comfort foods make us feel happy and are almost always associated with joyful memories. So too with these books.
The final third of this novel deal with wrappin ...more
The white male characters are a ...more
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Now in the final stages of their quest for his son, Garion and his companions travel to Kell to consult the only undamaged copy of the Malloreon Gospels. For centuries the Seers have guarded this book from the Grolims and even had their wizards put a curse of blindness on any Grolim who tried to enter Kell. So, as proclaimed in Guardians of the West, Belgarion the Godslayer sets out with those who must join him: the Eternal Man, the Guide, the Man with Two Lives, the Bearer of the Orb and the Si...more
At this point ...more
Also, by the last two books in the series, the traveling party had grown so unwieldy that Eddings actually had several sections of one group simply trying, and failing, to catch up to the main group. There was no danger in this, just annoya ...more
Is The Mallorean still inferior to The Belgariad? Oh yes.
Did this series need to be thought through and conceived a lit ...more
It is unfortunate that there could be absolutely no doubt to the outcome of the Final Choice, since the Fate of the World deserves some pathos, and the entire structure and tone of this series drove it resolutely towards but one conclusion. So while there was a climax, it was not a Climax. Even the question of which character would die w an obvious one, since ...more
I'll miss this universe, I recommend this to anyone who's not prejudiced against clichéd storylines. Eddings wrote in a time where to imitate Tolkien was the be ...more
I enjoyed this series on the same level as Wheel of Time and the Deverry books. Eddings creates a detailed world and fills it with characters that you want to know more about...you want just one more book. I love a series that is extensive, that I can immerse myself in.
I will not write a chapter by c ...more
I didn't bother doing a review of the last 3 books in this series, they should basically be merged into a single volume in my opinion as they are so tightly coupled following one storyline that a single review will do.
I don't really see any difference between this series and The Belgeriad, it seems a bit of a cop out that the stories were basically the same - but I loved the way that Eddings poignantly makes it part of the story that things are repeating (one could almost attest to i ...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
By the gods, what can I say about this/these book(s) that I haven't said already? I love them. I don't think I've enjoyed a series this much since Lord of the Rings. Granted, the story line is a little basic at times, it's not the most innovating of plots, if you're a seasoned fantasy reader, you're not in for too many surprises (the flip side is this would be ideal if you want to try fantasy for the first time though) but the characters, the dialogue, the ...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.
The situation with the inevitable Choice was actually much more interesting than the battle against Torak in The Belgariad, but the story of this second series itself felt a little repetitive, with an addi ...more
Probably the half dozenth time I've read this, but the 1st in at least a decade. i remember liking the Belgariad much more than the Mallorean then, and that still holds up. Supposedly Eddings, like Lucas before Star Wars, read The Power of Myth and also took a class on mythical archetypes and decided to write a series with every single one of them, so if the characters seem familiar, that's why. The Belgariad is still a spectacular starter fantasy series where ...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