Pawn Of Prophecy: Book One Of The Belgariad (The Belgariad (TW)) Paperback – 18 Nov 1983
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"A classic coming-of-age epic" (Christopher Paolini) -- Dieser Text bezieht sich auf eine vergriffene oder nicht verfügbare Ausgabe dieses Titels.
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This initial book is somewhat slower in its pace as we are introduced to the primary character of this and the subsequent mallorean series in the form of Garion. In this book we see Garion grow up and evolve as one may expect, but unlike other series, he is still fairly young, even by the end of the series so we see some vulnerability and he is not a know it all king and relies on plenty of other people. He has plenty of boyish traits yet we do see him evolve in a realistic way rather than being someone who kicks a ball one day then turns in to the best king the land has ever see the next.
The supporting characters likewise are very likable and play just a crucial role as Garion and involved just as much. Some of them evolve through the book and series and others are a constant which works very well.
The world itself is detailed very well and easily imaginable, but unlike other books, does not go over the top with description to merely pad out the details. The various groups of people and their behaviours likewise are also fleshed out very well and seeing the friction between said groups adds more depth.
The fights and battles, while not the best I have read are still enjoyable and simple to follow. The magic system is also fairly simple on the surface and while not absolutely original still adds a nice element.
In all this is a bit more of an old school coming of age adventure. It’s not as nitty or gritty and as dark as more recent titles but that’s okay as it has its own charm. This book does start a bit slow, but really it needs to as it lays the foundation for the characters to build and evolve from. So while the rest of the books get 5 stars, this gets a solid 4.
The characters are very well written and each has their own deep character which begins to come through in the first book.
I just love the series, one of the few I can keep returning to.
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Would definitely recommend to friends and family members. Looking forward to the next book.
I'd recommend these books to anyone who loves fantasy novels.
David Eddings is a master storyteller.