Belgariad 4: Castle of Wizardry

Belgariad 4: Castle of Wizardry

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In the Hall of the Rivan King . . . Garion and his companions now have the Orb of Aldur, carried by an innocent young boy, and must return it to its rightful home on the pommel of the sword in the Great Hall on the island of Riva. As they journey across the lands, Murgo soldiers and Grolim sorcerers try to stop them. But Garion's true adversary, the evil God Torak - is waking up in his dark tomb - ready for the final conflict.show more

Product details

  • Paperback | 448 pages
  • 128 x 196 x 38mm | 322.05g
  • Random House Children's Publishers UK
  • Corgi Childrens
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • A few b/w maps
  • 0552554790
  • 9780552554794
  • 84,591

About David Eddings

David Eddings was born in Spokane, Washington State, in 1931, and was raised in the Puget Sound David Eddings (1931-2009) published his first novel, High Hunt, in 1973, before turning to the field of fantasy with the Belgariad, soon followed by the Malloreon. Born in Spokane, Washington, and raised in the Puget Sound area north of Seattle, he received his Bachelor of Arts degree from Reed College in Portland, Oregon, in 1954, and a master of arts degree from the University of Washington in 1961. He served in the US Army, worked as a buyer for the Boeing Company, and was both a grocery clerk and a college English teacher. He lived in Nevada until his death, at the age of 77.show more

Review quote

"A classic coming-of-age epic . . . The Belgariad will always have a place of honor on my bookshelves" -- Christopher Paolini "Fabulous" -- Anne McCaffrey "Fun, exciting, intriguing fantasy in which the characters are as important as the quest and magical elements . . . immerse yourself and enjoy!" -- Darren Shanshow more

Back cover copy

In the Hall of the Rivan King . . . Garion - once a simple farm lad, but now realizing his potential as a sorcerer - has regained the stolen Orb of Aldur.Its song soars as Garion and his companions race to return it to its rightful home on the Island of Riva. It's a perilous journey through a desert teeming with Murgo soldiers, while Grolims strive to use their dark magic to destroy them. And when Garion finally returns the Orb to the sword of the Rivan King and holds it aloft, a voice echoes in a dark tomb as his adversary - the evil God Torak - is stirring after centuries of slumber . . . 'A classic coming-of-age epic . . . The Belgariad will always have a place of honor on my bookshelves' CHRISTOPHER PAOLINIshow more

Review Text

"Fun, exciting, intriguing fantasy in which the characters are as important as the quest and magical elements . . . immerse yourself and enjoy!"show more

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56,333 ratings
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4 37% (20,683)
3 18% (10,381)
2 3% (1,616)
1 1% (303)
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