Polgara the Sorceress by David and Leigh Eddings

Parts of it were great but far too much repetition of events. So after the ‘biography’ we had of Belgarath, we now have the same for Polgara. The same pretence is used in that Ce’Nedra wants to get the full story as she thought that Belgarath had left too much out of his so she …

Belgarath the Sorcerer by David and Leigh Eddings

A great story that expands on events referenced in the main books though it has its flaws. The framing of the book is that Garion and Durnik basically badger Belgarath into writing his memoirs and it is in this style that it is written. It’s all told from his POV with lots of snide comments …

Seeress of Kell by David Eddings

Great end to the series, all wrapped up and tied with a bow satisfactorily. Again there’s no time jump here, we’re straight into the action from where we left off. The endgame is almost in sight and there are just a couple more places to go before the meeting at the Place Which is No …

Sorceress of Darshiva by David Eddings

Great continuation of the series. Again there’s no time jump here, we start immediately where we left off. There’s a few POV’s from familiar characters in other parts of the world before going back to Garion and the gang for the rest of the book. Here we get to explore Melcene and then move on …

Demon Lord of Karanda by David Eddings

Great book, especially considering it’s the middle of a five book series. Continuing on exactly where we left off, Garion and Co are being brought to Emperor Zakath and from there, the scene moves to the continent of Mallorea. I just love this book. Zakath is probably one of my favourite characters in the series. …

King of the Murgos by David Eddings

A solid second book though there are issues. Events continue almost directly where we left them at the end of the previous book. The hunt for Zandramas is on and more like The Belgariad, the team go on a long journey through various countries on the trail of her. Some familiar countries are explored until …

Guardians of the West by David Eddings

Good opening to the series. Set a little after the events of the Belgariad, the first part of the book covers quite a few years until the latter third or so moves along at a more normal pace. Though the events of the previous series were pretty definitive, there are hints and portents that the …

Enchanter’s End Game by David Eddings

Great end to the series. So all the buildup, prophecies etc were all leading up to here and honestly, it was quite satisfying. We finally get to meet Torak and learn what it was all about and it was pretty cool. The actual dual was shorter than I remember but everything before and after makes …

Castle of Wizardry by David Eddings

In some ways this felt the weakest of the books so far though it was still very enjoyable. The last book ended very abruptly and so this one starts off exactly at that point. Garion and company are dealing with the consequences of that encounter and are fleeing back towards safety. Actually this book is …

Magician’s Gambit by David Eddings

Another great entry though suffers a bit due to the main story still not progressing much until the end. This is still basically a travelogue on the search for the Orb. Our cast is only added to by two characters in this one, Relg the religious zealot and right at the end Taiba, an escaped …

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