The Belgariad

The Belgariad

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David Eddings' acclaimed series, The Belgariad , reaches its stunning conclusion in these final two gripping novels. Continue on this magnificent journey and be entranced by a saga of strange lands and peoples, of prophecy and strife set against the background of a seven-thousand-year war of men, Kings, and Gods.

The quest may be nearing its end, but the danger continues. After discovering a shocking secret about himself he never could have imagined--all in pursuit of the legendary Orb--Garion and his fellow adventurers must escape a crumbling enemy fortress and flee across a vast desert filled with ruthless soldiers whose only aim is to destroy them. But even when the quest is complete, Garion's destiny is far from fulfilled. For the evil God Torak is about to awaken and seek dominion. Somehow, Garion has to face the God, to kill or be killed. On the outcome of this dread duel rests the future of the world. But how can one man destroy an immortal God?

"Fabulous . . . Eddings has a marvelous storyteller style . . . exceedingly well portrayed and complex people. . . . More! More! More!"
--ANNE MCCAFFREY
Publisher: New York : Ballantine, c2002
Edition: 1st ed
ISBN: 9780345456311
0345456319
9780345456328
0345456327
Branch Call Number: EDDINGS D
PS3555.D38 B45 2002x
Characteristics: 2 v. (644, 483 p.) : maps ; 24 cm

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Idolores
Feb 22, 2015

An excellent series through and through. Eddings combines wit, prose, and a peculiar worldly insight and weaves it into a compelling narrative. The subtle genius is that The Belgariad somehow manages to employ every single trope, cliché, and archetype known to the genre and still manages to make itself a really good read. Worth checking out for that feat alone.

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LauralLibrarian
Apr 02, 2013

I read this series twice in college. It was a satisfying mysterious, and magical fantasy. I thought there was great humor and character development.

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morrisb
Jul 29, 2012

Where is Volume 2?

adotto Jul 26, 2012

This is one of my favourite series of all time and my go-to books when I have nothing else to read. I start reading in the middle of one of the books and end up reading the whole series.

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LazyNeko
Jan 08, 2012

It all started off so well: a good RPG-like adventure with interesting and varied characters, a grand quest, and a rich fantasy world. Then it falls apart at the end (the last two books). The main hero is nothing more than a puppet; the prophecy is all too neat; and there's no real danger or excitement at the final confrontation.

paws_des Jan 03, 2012

Well-written epic fantasy. Excellent starter for young readers interested in something beyond Harry Potter. Equally good for adults.

Librarymans Sep 03, 2010

I read this when I was in High School. It is a good adventure yarn of a young boy growing up to be a hero (and king). Belgarath the sorcerer remains one of my favourite wizards in fiction. Villains were a little "evil for the sake of evil."

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Librarymans Sep 03, 2010

Librarymans thinks this title is suitable for 13 years and over

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LazyNeko
Jan 08, 2012

“In spite of everything, you still have the soul of a stone. You understand hate and loyalty and unswerving commitment, but you can't comprehend the more human feelings-- compassion, friendship, love-- love most of all, I think.”

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