Guardians Of The West: (Malloreon 1) (The Malloreon (TW)) Paperback – 7 Aug 1987
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The first book of the Malloreon.
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A sequel to THE BELGARIAD, Garion has slain the evil God Torak, and fulfilled the prophecy. But suddenly another prophecy is foretold. Again a great evil is brewing in the East. And again Garion finds himself caught between two ancient Prophecies, with the fate of the world resting on him.... --This text refers to the Mass Market Paperback edition.See all Product Description
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However, this Kindle e-book version has at least 10 mistakes in the first quarter of the book! This includes dropped and mashed up sentences, as well as simple typos and dropped words.
I bought this book almost 15 years ago in paperback form and have read it at least three times. I don't remember noticing any mistakes. I just repurchased it as I gave my copy to my younger brother and don't currently have a lot of space for books. I am very disappointed in the quality so far - for the price (only marginally cheaper than the paperback) I would expect a text with no, or minimal, mistakes, similar to any paperback. I will definitely hesitate to buy any more of these for Kindle, preferring to spend the extra pence for a paperback. I do hope that the price paid for a Kindle book includes updates to the text that correct mistakes. If changes are made in a timely manner then I can change my recommendation to 5 stars, as it is really an excellent book!
1) using identical plot devices and settings from the Belgariad (and then explaining almost word for word in the tale why they can justify this).
2) developing a rambling style which was limited and tolerable in the original Belgariad but widespread and almost insufferable here.
Don't get me wrong. This whole series is satisfactory. It adds to the original universe. But whereas the feel of original Belgariad was earnest and charming, The Malloreon is almost smug.
The first book is forgivable in this regard because it feels the that you are catching up with the folks you haven't seen in a while.
But because I do not plan to review the others, and by reading the first of five a dedicated reader will mean to go on to read the rest, I will share the comment of a reviewer of "Gone with the Wind":-
A labour of love or a love of labour.
Trust me, you'll feel like it when you finish this series.
(FYI the whole series is a two and a half and the latter books range from 2 to 3 stars.)
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hi I bought this book for my kindle 3 and as of yet it will not let me read so is it possible for a refund please please avvisePublished 2 hours ago by Kindle Customer
It was really good I found everything wonderful
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This book is amazing. And David Eddings is such a good writer.Published 3 months ago by Amazon Customer
A great read but you really do need to read the Belgariad series first as it builds the background, history and images of each character.Published 5 months ago by Kindle Customer