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The Belgariad: Surely one of the best series of fantasy books ever written!
on 22 April 2014
David Eddings’ Belgariad is simply brilliant (of which this is one book of five; first one is 'Pawn of Prophecy'). The characters are well drawn and engaging; you instantly want to know them better. The world they inhabit is a fantastic place, brilliantly conceived and beautifully transcribed into text, for you to imagine; with each book revealing a whole new arena.
The story concept is truly an epic; it has everything from impossible odds, gods, cryptic prophesies and characters of legendary proportions. I’ve followed Garion and his friends and family for a long time; revisiting them occasionally is like going on holiday to a familiar hide-away. Once you’ve finished the Belgariad (I’m sure you will), pick up the ‘Guardians of the West’ first title in the long awaited (at the time it was written) sequel, the Mallorian.