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Polgara the Sorceress by David Eddings
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Jan 28, 2012

it was amazing

I have to admit; I'm a sucker for nice endings. I considered giving this book a four star rating even as I was halfway through it. But the final chapters completely changed my opinion of things.

The reason for my initial opinion was that I've never been too fond of Polgara. Her attitude in general has always bothered me. And I especially disproved of her communication with her father. Except for when Asrana passed away, I only got teary-eyed at the end when Polgara finally realizes that in "actuality" she loves her father.

I don't agree with Ce'Nedra and Polgara when they criticize Belgarath's story. I truly enjoyed that book, and from his perspective he's got it all covered.

It's true that Polgara too though, has been through a lot... she has lived a completely different life from her father, and my opinion of her started changing when I realized what she "actually" went through. Her responsibility, stretching out over thousands of years, consuming her life... her losses, her own needs... things most of us take for granted but were unachievable for a very long time in her life... We all deal with our past in our own ways, whatever keeps us going. And for her, I guess, her personality was of great help. So I can understand now why she is the way she is.

All in all, whoever enjoyed The Belgariad and The Malloreon would be a fool not to read this book and its precedent.
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Reading Progress

January 28, 2012 – Shelved
February 25, 2012 – Started Reading
February 25, 2012 –
page 6
0.8% "After the fast pace of the previous book I read, I feel reluctant to read this one. I guessed I might feel this way, but sigh... I thought it's better I read this now than wait and forget what I read in "Belgarath the Sorcerer"."
February 26, 2012 –
page 38
5.04%
February 27, 2012 –
page 74
9.81%
February 28, 2012 –
page 94
12.47%
March 2, 2012 –
page 115
15.25%
March 3, 2012 –
page 137
18.17%
March 11, 2012 –
page 161
21.35%
March 31, 2012 –
page 204
27.06%
April 1, 2012 –
page 207
27.45%
April 4, 2012 –
page 257
34.08%
April 5, 2012 –
page 271
35.94%
April 5, 2012 –
page 295
39.12%
April 6, 2012 –
page 312
41.38%
April 7, 2012 –
page 356
47.21%
April 7, 2012 –
page 366
48.54%
April 8, 2012 –
page 379
50.27%
April 8, 2012 –
page 410
54.38%
April 9, 2012 –
page 414
54.91%
April 12, 2012 –
page 440
58.36%
April 12, 2012 –
page 465
61.67%
April 12, 2012 –
page 472
62.6%
April 12, 2012 –
page 490
64.99%
April 12, 2012 –
page 504
66.84%
April 13, 2012 –
page 535
70.95%
April 16, 2012 –
page 546
72.41% "Somebody buy me the next book on my list please, cuz this one doesn't have many pages left."
April 16, 2012 –
page 561
74.4%
April 16, 2012 –
page 567
75.2%
April 17, 2012 –
page 590
78.25%
April 19, 2012 –
page 633
83.95%
April 21, 2012 –
page 683
90.58%
April 22, 2012 –
page 710
94.16%
April 22, 2012 – Finished Reading

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