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Pawn Of Prophecy

Eddings, David

(Paperback - 1990)
Average Rating: 4.5 stars out of 5.
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"Eddings' BELGARIAD is exactly the kind of fantasy I like. It has magic, adventure, humor, mystery, and a certain delightful human insight." Piers Anthony Long ago, the Storyteller claimed, in this first book of THE BELGARIAD, the evil god Torak 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 Garion did not believe in such stories. 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...?

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Publisher: New York : Ballantine, 1990
ISBN: 0345335511
9780345335517

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Long ago, the Storyteller claimed, in this first book of THE BELGARIAD, the evil god Torak 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 Garion did not believe i... Read More »

List - CRRL Picks: After Tolkien by: CRRLAdults Jun 10, 2014

Young Garion leaves his simple life on the farmstead to seek out the ancient Orb
that will protect humankind against the rampages of the evil god Torak. Though
filled with swordfights and sorcery, this fantasy is a much lighter and quicker read
than The Lord of the Rings.
Book one of the Belg... Read More »

Young Garion leaves his simple life on the farmstead to seek out the ancient Orb
that will protect humankind against the rampages of the evil god Torak. Though
filled with swordfights and sorcery, this fantasy is a much lighter and quicker read
than The Lord of the Rings.
Book one of the Belg... Read More »


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Jun 19, 2013
  • booksworthreading rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

This book has it all: amazing and realistic characters, magic, politics, and a slightly dumb lovable character. The characters are really what take this story beyond the cliché template (which is still there, by the way) and actually transports you into a world that has been masterfully done, and has a political aspect as well. This book could be read by older kids and not have them think it was boring or crossed a line. I enjoyed this book enormously and would recommend it to fantasy lovers of all ages.

Apr 02, 2013
  • LauralLibrarian rated this: 4.5 stars out of 5.

Magic, mystery, humor and great character development.

Feb 20, 2013
  • chrissyz rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

This is awesome

Dec 17, 2012
  • LazyNeko rated this: 4 stars out of 5.

After some time absorbing the daunting mythology of the seven gods and the Orb of Aldur, I found that the story moves along swiftly once the journey began and events are set in motion. It's a promising start and I look forward to spending more time in this world.

Feb 20, 2012
  • Bluestar_CK rated this: 4 stars out of 5.

Great series of books

Dec 30, 2010
  • Venley rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

Read the entire 10 book series with these characters Twice

Jul 12, 2010
  • JediMooCow rated this: 4 stars out of 5.

Possibly the perfect intorduction to fantasy reading. The story is simple (farm-boy to hero) and the characters pretty standard, but it's written well, and the magic system is one of the better designed ones out there. Probably the best work of this prolific author.

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Jun 19, 2013
  • booksworthreading rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

"History`s very tolerant, Anheg," Wolf said. "You don`t have to try and impress her. She`ll forget most of what we say anyway."

Dec 17, 2012
  • LazyNeko rated this: 4 stars out of 5.

"...But there's a world beyond what we can see and touch, and that world lives by its own laws. What may be impossible in this very ordinary world is very possible there, and sometimes the boundaries between the two worlds disappear, and then who can say what's possible and impossible?"

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Jun 19, 2013
  • booksworthreading rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

Garion, a young farm boy, is suddenly taken from his idyllic life and thrust into a world of adventure chasing after a mysterious object that somehow seems to be linked to the silvery mark on his hand. Surrounded by his diverse companions and his aunt who is not all that she seems to be, Garion has no idea what he is getting into.

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