The Belgariad (Vol 1): Volume One: Pawn Of Prophecy, Queen Of Sorcery, Magician's Gambit by David EddingsThe Belgariad (Vol 1): Volume One: Pawn Of Prophecy, Queen Of Sorcery, Magician's Gambit by David Eddings

The Belgariad (Vol 1): Volume One: Pawn Of Prophecy, Queen Of Sorcery, Magician's Gambit

byDavid Eddings

Paperback | August 27, 2002

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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.
DAVID EDDINGS published his first novel, High Hunt, in 1973, before turning to the field of fantasy with The Belgariad. He now lives with his wife and collaborator, Leigh, in Nevada. As a writing team, David and Leigh are the authors of The Redemption of Althalus and Regina’s Song.
Title:The Belgariad (Vol 1): Volume One: Pawn Of Prophecy, Queen Of Sorcery, Magician's GambitFormat:PaperbackDimensions:656 pages, 9.18 × 6.13 × 1.15 inPublished:August 27, 2002Language:English

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Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great Series I love this series it takes its time and is awesome I am glad I found it. You get to know the characters and learn more of the history of the fictional world.
Date published: 2018-07-31
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Classic If you love fantasy, then this is a classic. Definitely read! Eddings takes a classic fantasy plot (farm boy with big destiny) and creates a captivating, detailed world with languages and nuances that will hook you from the beginning. Read the whole series, read the accompanying novels and codex; You won't regret it. The Belgariad is, in my opinion, Eddings' best work.
Date published: 2018-05-31
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Wonderful series! My father introduced me to this series when I was quite young. I've recently revisited the Belgariad and thoroughly enjoyed the adventure once again! The characters are rich and diverse, and their interactions at times are priceless. The dry humour and wit are so well done! I enjoyed the complexities and plot twists, albeit some things have always seemed a little predictable; nonetheless, David Eddings' has perfected the art of storytelling in such a way that you just can't stop turning the pages! I will always recommend the Belgariad to any fan of high fantasy.
Date published: 2017-05-19
Rated 5 out of 5 by from great collection! beautiful book with the first three books of the belgariad series. all lovers of fantasy will enjoy this classic
Date published: 2017-04-04
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Amazing series! David Eddings weaves a world I love to visit over and over again. The characters and plot are rich and complicated. Fans of high fantasy will enjoy this series, and the quirky lovable characters that inhabit this world.
Date published: 2017-01-09
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Captivating and In Depth Fantasy Series I first read these books when I saw them on my mom's bookshelf in elementary school. Needless to say, when I saw the collections coming out I had to buy them. David Eddings has a way of telling a story that keeps you wanting to turn the page. His story is beautifully written and he brings his characters to life. They are multifaceted and hilarious in a dry humour way at times. I would recommend his books to anyone who was or is a fan of Tolkien as he builds his story up with a vision of his world similar to Tolkien and his vision of middle earth.
Date published: 2017-01-05
Rated 5 out of 5 by from A wonderful series! I read the Belgariad series years ago and loved it! I am rereading it and love it just as much now as I did when I was younger.
Date published: 2016-11-08
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Fantastic Series I started off by reading Belgarath the Sorcerer and Polgara The Sorceress. Wondering why I didn't know who some characters were.. Then my friend told me about the Belgariad and the Mallorean. Picked them up and could not put them down. The fantasy world with all it's politics and adventures keeps you reading!!
Date published: 2012-04-20
Rated 3 out of 5 by from just ok Thought this book was just okay. I wanted more action. There was definately alot of characters but no one really stood out to me. I felt some of it was similar to Lord of The Rings but not nearly as good. I wanted the main character Garion to become interesting but I don't think he really did. Overall, it was just ok.
Date published: 2009-01-23
Rated 1 out of 5 by from One dimensional, predictable, contrived... As a lover of fantasy and encouraged by all the praise Eddings receives, I was sorely disappointed when I read this book. I don't remember the last time I caught myself actually rolling my eyes while reading! The characters are about as deep as a puddle, their emotions, assumptions and intellect being so basic and uncomplicated as to not be believable. The storyline itself is so cookie-cutter fantasy as to be painfully predictable and quite uncompelling. I also noticed some inconsistency within the story, which seems laced with contradictions in Eddings' attempts at explaining the logic behind the workings of his magic or the drive behind his characters... The reason I finished this book is that despite everything, I found the characters to be quite likable and I was curious, for that reason, to ride along with them in their adventure. If it means spending time and money on the sequel to finish that ride however, I guess this is where I get off... I can see this being an enjoyable adventure for younger readers who have not yet been introduced to the world of fantasy, but if you're a fantasy lover who savours deeply human characters and richly developed plots, check out George RR Martin, Terry Goodkind, Guy Gavriel Kay's The Fionavar Tapestry or Marion Zimmer Bradley's The Mists of Avalon instead.
Date published: 2008-02-27
Rated 5 out of 5 by from An undemanding, good read I read David Eddings’ Belgariad when I was in elementary school and have rereads it at least half a dozen times since. The characters in the series have become my firm childhood friends, who I remember fondly and visit regularly. I do recognize that this series isn’t the most innovative, with its prophecy of a displaced boy king who will find an object of power and kill an evil god. But you can forgive and forget a lot when you have likeable characters, fast moving dialogue and a lush, fully developed world. If you want an undemanding, good read, curl up with this one.
Date published: 2008-01-24
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great books This is definetly one of the best fantasy series I've ever read. I like a lot of mystery, great characters, and adventurous places, and this series has it all. It's hard to find a new series to commit to, one that you'll stick with (hoping it will keep your interest), but this one does. I fully recommend it.
Date published: 2007-08-05
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Love the serie! The Belgariad is my favorite fantasy serie and I usually re-read it once a year. Eddings' characters come alive in his book and each and everyone of them is distinctive. Silk is a spy, a thief, a swindler and sometimes murderer but you just love him as his character is so complex and rich. Garion's growth from book to book, from a scullery boy to a powerfull sorcerer is a wonderfull story of coming of age and you just have to keep reading to know how he'll end up. But don't be put off by the obscure prophecies in the begining of each book. They'll make a lot more sense afterwards! I would recommend it to anyone who likes magic and sorcery.
Date published: 2006-07-16
Rated 1 out of 5 by from meh! not very good i was disapointed since I've already read the redemption of althalus
Date published: 2005-07-08
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Must Read!!!! If you loved reading the Lord of the Rings and the Harry Potter series, The Belgariad volume one is a must read. I couldn’t put it down! Garion a farmer boy who discovers that his fate has been determined thousands of years before he was born. Through his quest to recover the stolen Orb, he learns the truth about the ways of the people, the realities of life, his talents in sorcery and the importance of friendship. I can’t wait to read volume two of the series (Castle of Wizardry; Enchanters’ End Game)!
Date published: 2003-03-21

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“Fabulous . . . Eddings has a marvelous storyteller style . . . exceedingly well portrayed and complex people. . . . More! More! More!”