Pawn of Prophecy

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Random House Digital, Inc., Jan 13, 1986 - Fiction - 272 pages
29 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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Review: Pawn of Prophecy (The Belgariad #1)

User Review  - J๏ђคภภค ~ ωє'яє αℓℓιη' тняσυgн ѕραє, уσυ αη∂ мє - Goodreads

I really enjoyed this. Wasn't expecting to ... I was really wary of all the magic and gods - I'm not a fan of intense magic, and I was prepared to put it down if it got too bad. I was impressed ... Read full review

Review: Pawn of Prophecy (The Belgariad #1)

User Review  - Wulfae - Goodreads

In the middle of listening to this book, and so far... I absolutely hate the aunt. There is a total of one main female character, and she's stupid. She keeps harping on our main character, insisting ... Read full review

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Contents

Prologue
1
SENDARIA
9
Chapter One
11
Chapter Two
25
Chapter Three
32
Chapter Four
43
Chapter Five
57
Chapter Six
71
CHEREK
159
Chapter Twelve
161
Chapter Thirteen
171
Chapter Fourteen
182
Chapter Fifteen
194
Chapter Sixteen
206
Chapter Seventeen
214
Chapter Eighteen
226

Chapter Seven
79
Chapter Eight
94
Chapter Nine
108
Chapter Ten
119
Chapter Eleven
138
Chapter Nineteen
235
Chapter Twenty
245
Chapter Twentyone
251
About the Author
264
Copyright

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About the author (1986)

Writer and educator 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, writing part of a novel as his Master's thesis. After serving in the U.S. Army in Germany, Eddings began working as a grocery clerk. He later worked for the Boeing Company, placing Minuteman missiles throughout the U.S. He spent a few years teaching English in a business college and a teachers' college. His first novel, High Hunt, was an outdoor adventure about a group of men on a deer hunt in the mountains of Washington State. After nine years, Eddings published Pawn of Prophecy, the first of the Belgariad series. The success of that series led to three more, the Mallorean, the Elenium, and the Dreamers. He collaborated with his wife Leigh Eddings on many of his books. He died on June 2, 2009 at the age of 77.

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