Belgarath the Sorcerer by David EddingsBelgarath the Sorcerer by David Eddings

Belgarath the Sorcerer

byDavid Eddings, Leigh Eddings

Mass Market Paperback | June 1, 1996

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Bestselling authors David and Leigh Eddings welcome readers back to the time before The Belgariad and The Malloreon series. Join them as they chronicle that fateful conflict between two mortally opposed Destinies, in a monumental war of men and kings and Gods.

When the world was young and Gods still walked among their mortal children, a headstrong orphan boy set out to explore the world. Thus began the extraordinary adventures that would mold that youthful vagabond into a man, and the man into the finely honed instrument of Prophecy known to all the world as Belgarath the Sorcerer.
Then came the dark day when the Dark God Torak split the world asunder, and the God Aldur and his disciples began their monumental labor to set Destiny aright. Foremost among their number was Belgarath. His ceaseless devotion was foredoomed to cost him that which he held most dear--even as his loyal service would extend through echoing centuries of loss, of struggle, and of ultimate triumph.
David Eddings is a writer and educator. He was born in 1931 in Spokane, Washington. Eddings attended Reed College in Portland and earned a B.A. in 1954. In 1961, he earned his M.A. from the University of Washington, writing part of a novel as his Master's thesis. After serving in the U.S. Army in Germany, Eddings began working as a gro...
Title:Belgarath the SorcererFormat:Mass Market PaperbackDimensions:736 pages, 6.86 × 4.14 × 1.2 inPublished:June 1, 1996Publisher:Random House Publishing Group

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ISBN - 10:0345403959

ISBN - 13:9780345403957


Rated 4 out of 5 by from Start here When I was first introduced to Eddings' books, I was told to start with this book. While there will be a few references you will not understand, it sets up the series brilliantly. The characters are so warm and loveable in this series. This book gives so much depth to the world that Eddings created, both in History and character development.
Date published: 2017-07-05
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Dive in deeper Like Polgara the Sorceress, this book gives a further look into one of the major characters of the Belgariad and Malorean. It's certainly worth reading to better understand the role sorcery plays in Eddings books.
Date published: 2016-11-18
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Belgarath The Sorcerer It's the complete history of Belgarath, one of the main character from the much popular fantasy series Belgariad and the Malloreon. It begin when Belgarath was a young thief who wanted to die. He found his way to the Val of the God Aldur who, with a lot of patience, taught him to use the Will & the Word for the sake of the world...
Date published: 2001-02-18
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Grrrr.....8 I absolutely love this book...when i finished reading it (after not being able to put it down) I was heartbroken that my series was ending...but then i read it again...and again!!! I adore and revear this book as my favourite book of all time...uh huh...but i have a lot of favourite books soo i'm gonna go now!!
Date published: 2001-01-26
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Belgarath the Sorcerer Garath is a young orphan boy, who leaves the only home he has ever known, to find his mysterious calling. During his journey he finds himself at the feet of a God, and a world of magic and wonder. As he becomes more proficient in sorcery he become one of Aldur's deciples and is given the name Belgarth, but this is only the begging for Belgarath. As he soon finds himself keeping mankind in place and an evil at bay for the next 7000 years.
Date published: 2001-01-17
Rated 5 out of 5 by from By FAR the best reading available on earth One is left with only a single wish after reading Eddings works... that He will write many many more.
Date published: 2000-09-26
Rated 5 out of 5 by from The best book! I read the Belgariad and the Mallorean. They were the best books and I had to read more. Belgarath, the Sorcerer is a one in a million book. It is filled thrilling, heart filling adventures and big in fantasy. I think it was great to be able to see the world in the book from Belgarath's view. I loved to read about his history and life. This book is definitely worth reading. You can truly experience this adventure just by reading.
Date published: 2000-09-09
Rated 5 out of 5 by from belgarath the sorcerer belgarath is a very good book.this is definitley a book worth reading if you are a fan of other eddings caps off the belgariad and mallorean series' very well and while it is devoted to explaining these series and their happenings it is still a very unique story and is told from a view many authors ignore, sadly. but as a warning i must tell you to not read this story unless you have read the previous books or you will ruin it for yourself
Date published: 2000-08-06
Rated 4 out of 5 by from U Must First Understand... Belgarath the Sorcerer is a book which needs to be read after reading both the Belgariad and the Mallorean Series. If possible try and read both series twice so that u fully understand what Belgarath is talking about. If u have done this then Belgarath the Sorcerer will tantalize all those fantasies u may have of the Magic era. It will definitely make your imagination run wild with the exhilirating and most fascinating tales of Belgarath's seemingly endless life. I rated it a 4 because Belgarath sometimes tends to ramble. However, the stories and characters more than make up for the interim rambling.
Date published: 2000-07-21
Rated 5 out of 5 by from best book by best authour this book is an excellent supplement to the greatest fantasy series to date!!! forget about tolkein eddings is the true god of fantasy. eventhough the Tamuli, and Elenium, are sub-standard for eddings they would be masterpieces for any other author!!!!!
Date published: 2000-07-11
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Belgarath the Sorcerer This book is a must for any who have read and enjoyed the Belgariade and the Mallorean. If you havn't read the Mallorean, but have read the Belgariad, This book may give away some plot, but it is still worth reading.
Date published: 1999-12-17

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The age-old war was ended at last, and Destiny once again rolled on in its proper course. Only a single person remained to tell of the near-forgotten times when Gods still walked the lands, giving comfort and counsel to their mortal children. Only one man alive could speak with certain knowledge of how the Dark God Torak stole the Orb of Aldur and broke the very world apart, consigning the Gods themselves to the hell of war, along with hapless humanity. Only one individual was left who could relate the whole, fearsome story. That lone witness to history was known to all the world. He was called the Ancient One, the Old Wolf - Belgarath the Sorcerer. And he had been a part of that history from the beginning. Here, then, is his tale in full: the story of the strife that split the world asunder and of how the God Aldur and his chosen disciples would toil to set Destiny aright - a monumental undertaking fated to span the eons. Foremost in the chronicles of that labor would be Belgarath. His ceaseless devotion was foredoomed to cost him the very thing he held most dear