About the book:
The Belgariad Vol 1 of the Belgariad Series
Millions of readers have discovered the magic of David Eddings’ New York Times bestselling series The Belgariad. Now the first three books in this monumental epic appear in a single volume. Here, long-time fans can rediscover the wonder—and the uninitiated can embark upon a thrilling new journey of fantasy and adventure.
It all begins with the theft of the Orb that for so long protected the West from an evil god. As long as the Orb was at Riva, the prophecy went, its people would be safe from this corrupting power. Garion, a simple farm boy, is familiar with the legend of the Orb, but skeptical in matters of magic. Until, through a twist of fate, he learns not only that the story of the Orb is true, but that he must set out on a quest of unparalleled magic and danger to help recover it. For Garion is a child of destiny, and fate itself is leading him far from his home, sweeping him irrevocably toward a distant tower—and a cataclysmic confrontation with a master of the darkest magic.
About the Author:
DAVID EDDINGS published his first novel, High Hunt, in 1973, before turning to the field of fantasy with The Belgariad. He now lives with his wife and collaborator, Leigh, in Nevada. As a writing team, David and Leigh are the authors of The Redemption of Althalus and Regina’s Song.
On February 28, 2007, David Eddings' wife, Leigh Eddings (born Judith Leigh Schall), whom he married in 1962, died following a series of strokes that left her unable to communicate. She was 69. Eddings cared for her at home with her mother after her first stroke, which occurred three years before he finished writing The Dreamers. Eddings resided in Carson City, Nevada, where he died of natural causes on June 2, 2009
Good day all. I'm subbing in today for my wife, so you get a special treat. Today we're talking about one of my all time favorite stories by one of my all time favorite authors. Yes I know it's an older series, and has been around for a very long time, but the best classics never die, and this series should and will live on forever, in my opinion.
David Eddings starts The Belgariad series with a title which works perfectly for a book 1... The Belgariad... Eddings spins a mastery of words, that gives enough detail to know exactly what is going on, and how things look without going over board and boring a reader to death with details.
If you continue to read the series you'll learn that Eddings didn't write this series by himself but with the help of his wife Leigh Eddings. The two of them together wrote a series that was funny, daring, and all out wonderful. One moment you could be laughing, and with Belgarath, you will be laughing, and the next on the edge of your seat with anticipation with what might happen next.
I give this book, and this series the highest rating one can give, and recommend this story to anyone who has ever enjoyed, J.R. Tolkien. Magic, treasures, life and death. If you love sitting on the edge of your seat at 2 a.m. cause you can't put the book down, then you'll love David Eddings' The Belgariad.
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