Pawn Of Prophecy

Pawn Of Prophecy : Book One Of The Belgariad

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A magnificent epic set against a history of seven thousand years of the struggles of Gods and Kings and men - of strange lands and events - of fate and a prophecy that must be fulfilled! THE BELGARIAD Long ago, so the Storyteller claimed, the evil God Torak sought dominion and 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 that was only a story, and Garion did not believe in magic dooms, even though the dark man without a shadow had haunted him for years. 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? For a while his dreams of innocence were safe, untroubled by knowledge of his strange heritage. For a little while...THUS BEGINS BOOK ONE OF THE BELGARIADshow more

Product details

  • Paperback | 336 pages
  • 110 x 174 x 26mm | 181.44g
  • Transworld Publishers Ltd
  • Corgi Books
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • maps
  • 0552148075
  • 9780552148078
  • 47,991

About David Eddings

David Eddings was born in Spokane, Washington, in 1931, and was raised in the Puget Sound area north of Seattle. He received a Bachelor of Arts degree from the University of Washington in 1961. He has served in the United States Army, worked as a buyer for the Boeing Company, has been a grocery clerk and has taught college English. He has lived in many parts of the United States. His first novel, High Hunt, was a contemporary adventure story. The field of fantasy has always been of interest to him, however, and he turned to The Belgariad (published by Corgi) in an effort to develop certain technical and philosophical ideas concerning that genre. Eddings currently resides with his wife, Leigh, in north-west America.show more

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2 4% (2,626)
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The five book series of the Belgariad are a staple in any fantasy readers library. In many cases it was Eddings books that bring many people into the fantasy world. It is easy to read, possibly too easy for a seasoned reader, and incredibly enjoyable. Full of wit, adventure, magic and emotion you are taken with the protagonist, Garion, instantly. I full heartedly put forward this book for a first time reader of the genre who is interested in taking further and for anyone else who wants something that, while has heart and meaning, isn't necessarily an intensely thought provoking book that you would need a dictionary for.show more
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