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King of the Murgos (Malloreon, Book 2) Hardcover – Mar 1988


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  • Hardcover
  • Publisher: Ballantine Books (P); First Edition First Printing edition (Mar. 1988)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0345330021
  • ISBN-13: 978-0345330024
  • Product Dimensions: 23.6 x 17.3 x 4.6 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 4.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (52 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 1,280,649 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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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.

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The second book of the Malloreon. --This text refers to the Paperback edition.

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In this second book of The Malloreon, Garion and Ce'nedra continue the quest begun in Guardians of the West. In their party travel the immortal Belgarath the Sorcerer, his daughter Polgara the Sorceress, and the little Drasnian, Silk.

Garion knows that it is the mysterious figure Zandramas who is responsible for the abduction of his infant son, and he and his companions journey many miles and encounter many strange beings in their search for him.

Their way leads through the foul swamps of Nyissa, ruled over by the Snake-Queen, and on into the dark kingdom of the Murgos, where human sacrifices are still made to the dead god Torak. Further on, however, even beyond those forbidding lands, they must face the ultimate danger - not only to themselves but to all mankind...

THUS CONTINUES BOOK TWO OF THE MALLOREON

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Format: Paperback
This book forms part of a terrific series beginning with `Belgareth the Sorcerer'. I don't read much of this genre (fantasy) but like The Hobbit/ Lord of the Rings this will appeal to a large audience.

Following Belgareth the Sorcerer there are two series of 5 books, `The Belgariad' and `The Mallorean' and it is advisable to read them in order, and if you can read `Belgareth' first (although you could save it and read it afterwards like a prequel).

I raced through the series. The Eddings' (the books were written by a couple) create a Tolkein-esque world with our hero Belgareth learning powers known as `the will and the word' through centuries of study under a benevolent God (the gods that created this world still live on it in physical form). This study elevates him to the status of a sorcerer and elongates his life span - he becomes a legend and a force for good in the world. However, another disciple of his benevolent master rebels and steals the holy `Orb' stone, following a more sinister God. In the later series the Gods have left the planet in fear that their battle will destroy the world but their peoples continue to war - following the Prophecies left to them by the Gods. The two series follow the course of events as Belgareth leads the hunt for the traitor and the stone. It's very cleverly written and characters and events reappear as we become familiar with the history of this fictional world through the course of the books.

Really good fun and a definite recommendation if you want a light hearted escape that will keep you reading late into the night.

This is the order of the books:

The Belgariad
1. Pawn of Prophecy
2. Queen of Sorcery
3. Magician's Gambit
4. Castle of Wizardry
5. Enchanters' End Game

The Malloreon
1. Guardians of the West
2. King of the Murgos
3. Demon Lord of Karanda
4. Sorceress of Darshiva
5. The Seeress of Kell
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Peter on 14 Sept. 2014
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David eddings.. its so sad to think there will never be a book by him again. he is a legend and so are these books of his. read the belgariad and malorion series when i was 17. first books i ever read that i was not forced to by a teacher lol. he opened my eyes to book and now i m 38 i still come back to his books. there just epic and these books bring you into garions world so well you almost feel part of the story. well worth the time if you love fantasy books then this series and its prequal are a must.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Rhoda Noel on 31 Aug. 2013
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As is usual with this author another great book. No negative comments whatsoever - enoyed every minute of reading it.
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9 of 12 people found the following review helpful By "bwitchn" on 26 Nov. 2002
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In the second installment of the mallorean, David Eddings continues the epic quest for the abductor of Belgarions son. With his dryad gueen Ce'Nedra, the drasnian Silk, Polgara the Sorceress and her father, the legendary Belgarath the Sorcerer Belgarion must follow the trail of Zandramas after his son. An overpowering read for first time readers of the literary giant, the only fault to be found with the novel is its annoying similarity to the "Elenium" his other series. Apart from this lapse, "King of the Murgos" is an amazing read for fans and first time tryers alike. Definitely worth anyones time. If you are trying a new author, make it David Eddings!
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Have you ever read anything else by David and Leigh Eddings? If so then you will know that unlike with many other authors you can safely reach for other parts of his book.
This book is technically part 7 of the Belgarion story. First 5 parts said in the Belgariada series. And yes. It is well worth it.
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By Tigger on 27 Jun. 2014
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This book is really good. You should definitely read it and probably the rest of the series. I have not read them yet but they should be as good as the first two
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By gpzwaz on 13 May 2014
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pt 2 of 2nd series of this awesome story, simply a must read for any fantasy fan, up their with the Lord of the ring trilogy
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By paul hawood on 31 Mar. 2014
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Loved it as we venture towards the final conflict. Seems shorter than the rest though. Eddings you are a bloody marvel!!!!!!!!
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