Jul 08, 08
anyone who is new to reading fantasy books
Read in July, 2008
I read the Belgariad when I was a teenager and it helped give birth for my love of fantasy. I unfortuanately was unable to complete the second five book series, the Mallorean until recently. For the most part I enjoyed this last book of the series. That being said the end of this book was not as riveting and explosive as the end of the belgariad was, and was a little too predictable. I was also a little annoyed by all the loose ends that were being tied off at the end of the book. It seems that this book could have been about 100 pages shorter and still had been just as good. All in all, I read this book rather quickly and found myself thinking about the characters often.
David Eddings has a way about writing that is difficult to place. His style is very young-adult oriented, with some of the characters being a little on the stereotypical side of the line, but unique none-the-less.