Pawn of Prophecy
"Eddings' BELGARIAD is exactly the kind of fantasy I like. It has magic, adventure, humor, mystery, and a certain delightful human insight."
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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LibraryThing ReviewUser Review - LostInReverie - LibraryThing
What is there to say? The plot follows the formulaic epic quest that is standard fare for the high fantasy genre, as laid down by Tolkien. It doesn't bring anything truly original or interesting to ... Read full review
LibraryThing ReviewUser Review - nx74defiant - LibraryThing
A good start. Garion is a seemingly nice normal boy, being raise by his aunt. He discovers his aunt is not what she seams and the adventure begins. There is a lot she is not telling him. This is the start of the series and does a good job of setting things up Read full review