King of the Murgos (The Malloreon #2)
"Good and Evil?" Durnik suggested.
"That's a difficult one, Durnik. I prefer 'them and us.' That clears away all the excess baggage and allows you to get right down to cases."
I want a bracelet that says "What Would Belgarath Do?"
Is it his wonderfull fantasyland which we get to explore in great detail? His rich, detailed background history? His engaging story?
Possibly, but for me there is one thing that sticks out: his characters. These people are amazing and just can't get enough of them. The dialogues are amazing, with sarcasm dripping off the pages. I went from laughter to tears and back again. I LOVE this series. It proves that you do not need to switch to 63 different point of vi ...more
Deze profetie is ook mysterieuzer dan de vorige, ik heb geen idee wie er uiteindelijk overblijven en waar de profetie tot uiting gaat ...more
I kid, this is a great story, from then till now.
Thinking about this series, having read it a long time ago now, I have to wonder. Was this a little preachy about the nationalistic lines of the world? Out to the east are countries just FULL of reprobates and evil times. Even the Murgoes gold is the wrong color (red) and somehow... addictive. I mean moreso than regular wealth is add ...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.
A lot of talking in this book, as the characters wise-crack their way around the world (even Garion comments on the overall tone of flippancy at one point), showing no real respect to anybody they meet. It is almost as if they are a group of RPG ...more
I like this series, it's decent. It's a fantasy series, it written very formulaic to the genre, yet I still find it entertaining enough.
Eriond's character is the first to really make me feel like I need to look up spoilers. Although I am highly interested in learning about the Seer and Toth. I was actually surprised they didn't get Geran back in this book. I'm starting to get the idea this may be the premise of the entire series. Questing forward to find Geran ...more
Guided by the Orb of the God Aldur, Garion and Ce'Nedrea begin a great quest to rescue their kidnapped child. Making their way through the foul swamps of Nyisssa, then into the lands of the Murgos, they must ultimately face a horrible danger--to themselves and all mankind....
### From Publishers Weekly
King Belgarion and Queen Ce'Nedra are still searching for their kidnapped son Geran in this second volume of The Mallorean, Eddings's sequel to his bestselling fantasy series The Belgariad. After
Since I have got bit through the third book already, I can't seem to recall exactly everything that happens in this book. That is one thing that I do enjoy about these books - it is hard to keep everything straight - what happens in which book if you read them one right after another. The story telling in this cycle of book ...more
This review is coming off as sort of negative, but I did enjoy this book, mainly because the characters have developed a great deal since the first Belgariad ...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
These books can make anyone fall in love with fantasy.
I started this book because I liked the first one of the series, and as I own all of the books of the ...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
En general, la historia de Los Guardianes del Oeste me gustó un poco más (así que a este le pondría un poquito menos del 4 en realidad). Pero "El Rey de los Murgos" tiene capítulos muy buenos y nuevos personajes muy interesantes. Además, tiene lugar en reinos que me gustan bastante, como Ulgoland, Nyissa, y luego... la parte dedicada a los murgos es genial, al ser además uno de los sitios que más incognitas dejaron en Crónicas de Belgarath. ...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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Isn't he just a librarian?' Garion asked, 'somebody who looks after books?'
That's where all the rest of scholarship starts, Garion. All the books in the world won't help you if they're just piled up in a heap.”