Pawn of Prophecy

Pawn of Prophecy

David Eddings

Book 1.0 of Belgariad

language: English

Publisher: Del Rey

Publishing date: Jan 13, 1986

Words: 89170
Pages: 370

Description:

"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...? Review "Absorbing. Touches all the right Fantasy bases. Warring gods, political intrigues, supernatural creatures, and appealingly human magicians." -- *Publishers Weekly* "Fabulous! Eddings has a marvelous storyteller style. Exceedingly well portrayed." -- *Anne McCaffrey* Exactly the kind of fantasy I like. It has magic, adventure, humor, mystery, and a certain delightful human insight." -- *Piers Anthony From the Publisher There is a television commercial for potato chips that challenges "Bet you can't eat just one." A similar challenge could easily be made for the books that are part of the Belgariad series: "Bet you can't read just one." When I read Pawn of Prophecy, I couldn't stop and continued right on through the other four books of the Belgariad. I was then quite sad that I finished the series. It felt like saying good-bye to a bunch of great friends...and after all we had been through together that was hard.                                                 --Tim Kochuba, General Manager