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Polgara the Sorceress by David Eddings
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"Polgara the Sorceress" wraps up David Eddings's high fantasy series that started with the 5 books of the Belgariad, continued through the 5 books of the Mallorean, and "Belgarath the Sorceror." Eddings cleverly precludes complaints of inconsistencies between "Belgarath" and "Polgara" by having Polgara say that people remember things differently.

By the last book in the series, Eddings's easy style and insider jokes settles on readers like a comfortable and worn cloak. The characters welcome you like old friends,because by now, they really are like old friends. Stereotypes and archetypes abound, and there are few surprises in the novel. That said, "Polgara the Sorceress" is a fundamental read for any Eddings fan, especially for those who crave a sense of completion. The novel rounds out Belgarath's story and adds depth and nuance to major historical events.

It is a fantastic end to the series, a story about a magnificent woman whose dedication to protecting the line of the Godslayer didn't preclude her from dabbling in politics, planning assassinations, overthrowing duchies, establishing kingdoms, dancing sensually enough to make jaws drop, and having a whale of a time while doing so. Now, that is a life worth living.
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