The Belgariad

The Belgariad

Volume One

Book - 2002 | First trade edition --.
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Millions of readers have discovered the magic of David Eddings? New York Times bestselling series The Belgariad. Now the first three books in this monumental epic appear in a single volume. Here, long-time fans can rediscover the wonder-and the uninitiated can embark upon a thrilling new journey of fantasy and adventure.It all begins with the theft of the Orb that for so long protected the West from an evil god. As long as the Orb was at Riva, the prophecy went, its people would be safe from this corrupting power. Garion, a simple farm boy, is familiar with the legend of the Orb, but skeptical in matters of magic. Until, through a twist of fate, he learns not only that the story of the Orb is true, but that he must set out on a quest of unparalleled magic and danger to help recover it. For Garion is a child of destiny, and fate itself is leading him far from his home, sweeping him irrevocably toward a distant tower-and a cataclysmic confrontation with a master of the darkest magic.
Publisher: New York : Del Rey Books, 2002.
Edition: First trade edition --.
Copyright Date: ©1983
ISBN: 9780345456328
0345456327
Branch Call Number: EDD
Characteristics: 644 pages :,maps

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I was a precocious reader and began The Belgariad at age 10. So although I didn’t understand everything in this book at first reading, I was completely swept up in this epic romantic fantasy series, where a select band of seasoned adventurers—and an often clueless young man— are caught up in the ... Read More »

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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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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

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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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