Pawn of Prophecy

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Ballantine Books, 1982 - Fiction - 262 pages
23 Reviews
"Eddings' BELGARIAD is exactly the kind of fantasy I like. It has magic, adventure, humor, mystery, and a certain delightful human insight."
Piers Anthony
Long ago, the Storyteller claimed, in this first book of THE BELGARIAD, the evil god Torak drove men and Gods to war. But Belgarath the Sorcerer led men to reclaim the Orb that protected men of the West. So long as it lay at Riva, the prophecy went, men would be safe.
But Garion did not believe in such stories. Brought up on a quiet farm by his Aunt Pol, how could he know that the Apostate planned to wake dread Torak, or that he would be led on a quest of unparalleled magic and danger by those he loved--but did not know...?
  

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The plot is intricate but not difficult to follow. - LibraryThing
I was also disappointed by the ending of this book. - Goodreads
None of the books are difficult to read. - LibraryThing

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User Review  - DinadansFriend - LibraryThing

The promise of the earlier books seems to dissipate in this third volume of the Belgariad, when it becomes obvious that we'll have more adventures, but it'll be like a Wednesday night role-playing ... Read full review

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User Review  - wethewatched - LibraryThing

The action ramps up in the third book of the Belgarion and this one might be my favorite so far. Loved all the monsters, and cool to see Garion learning more about sorcery! He even has to move a rock ... Read full review

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Contents

Section 1
1
Section 2
11
Section 3
25
Section 4
32
Section 5
43
Section 6
57
Section 7
71
Section 8
79
Section 13
161
Section 14
171
Section 15
182
Section 16
194
Section 17
206
Section 18
214
Section 19
226
Section 20
235

Section 9
94
Section 10
108
Section 11
119
Section 12
138
Section 21
245
Section 22
251
Copyright

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About the author (1982)

David Eddings was born on July 7, 1931 in Spokane, Washington. He received a B.A. in English from Reed College in Portland in 1954 and a M.A. in Middle English from the University of Washington in 1961. After serving in the U.S. Army for two years, he worked as a grocery clerk, as a sales clerk for the Boeing Company, and as an English teacher in a business college and a teachers' college. During his lifetime, he wrote more than 25 books, many of them with his wife Leigh Eddings. His first novel, High Hunt, was published in 1973. His other works include the Belgariad series, the Mallorean series, the Elenium series, and the Dreamers series. He died on June 2, 2009 at the age of 77.

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