“Eddings’ BELGARIAD is exactly the kind of fantasy I like. It has magic, adventure, humor, mystery, and a certain delightful human insight.”
Long ago, the Storyteller claimed, in this first book of THE BELGARIAD, the evil god Torak drove men and Gods to war. But Belgarath the Sorcerer led men to reclaim the Orb that protected men of the West. So long as it lay at Riva, the prophecy went, men would be safe.
But Garion did not believe in such stories. Brought up on a quiet farm by his Aunt Pol, how could he know that the Apostate planned to wake dread Torak, or that he would be led on a quest of unparalleled magic and danger by those he loved–but did not know…?
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PAWN OF PROPHECY hooked me from the very start. David Eddings was a great story-teller that made his characters come alive and basically jump of the page. He was one of the masters in world building, bringing to life a world of magic. It starts with Aunt Pol (Polgara) and Garion on a farm sitting down at a meal, with an old story-teller Belgareth. What Garion does not know is that his life is about to change. Apostate has awakened Torak and he has to find the Orb to destroy Torak before it is too late. This book has sharp dialogue, with Aunt Pol’s sarcasm makes for a great read. When I first started this series in high school, I could not read them fast enough. When it came to reading the last book, I had just finished book 4 CASTLE OF WIZARDRY,I had to go right then to the book store and buy the last book in the series ENCHANTER’S END GAME.I recommend this book and the whole Belgariad series to anyone who loves a good fantasy novel. I give PAWN OF PROPHECY 5/5 STARS.
HEAR ARE THE OTHER BOOKS IN THE SERIES