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Wonderful, a totally engaging read,
This review is from: Polgara the Sorceress (Paperback)
Polgara the sorceress was to be frank one of the best books I have read for a very long time. The style of the writing is easy to read and understand, but still grips the reader much better than many "action-packed" books with more frenzied and careless writing, and the storyling catches the imagination perfectly. The story, told in Polgara's own words, is in places funny and in places sad, but there are no unlikely swings in mood or pace which would spoil the story, and it is all told with the same perspective and imposing presence anyone who has read the original series will connect with the matriarchal sorceress. It answers many irritating questions from the original ten books, and gives the 'other side' of Belgarath the sorceror's tale in the other accompanying book.
As relaxing, no-effort reading matter I would definately give this book top marks, and it is easy to pick up and pout down without losing the plot. It is a several-layered story, with layers of simple storytelling over a deeper, more thoughtful ideal, and is suitable for any type of reader accordingly.
The only problem I would mention about this book is that it might spoil some of the earlier books if it is the first you read, because since it answers all the questions the earlier books are not likely to make such an impact on the reader. But it would also be possible to read it first, if you like to not have loose ends in stories, and some people may even prefer it that way. All in all, I heartily recommend this book and its companion to anyone interested!