Pawn of Prophecy by David Eddings

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The first part of a saga set against a history of 7000 years of struggles of gods and kings and men. Long ago, the evil god Torak sought dominion and drove men and gods to war. Belgarath the Sorcerer led a quest to reclaim the Orb of Aldur - but so long as it lay at Riva, men would be safe.

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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.
Published June 14, 2012 by Harper Voyager. 274 pages
Genres: Science Fiction & Fantasy, Literature & Fiction, Children's Books, Action & Adventure, Professional & Technical. Fiction
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However, this review is about Pawn of Prophecy, not the rest, and so, once I had read all twelve books under the Belgariad/Malloreon umbrella and gave myself enough time to savour the wonder and intimacy of the characters I had grown to know and love/hate, I decided it might be wise to go back an...

Dec 20 2007 | Read Full Review of Pawn of Prophecy (Belgariad)

(Jun 20, 2004) This book is one of those that I spent a lot of time reading, but even though I found myself running to my dictionary at times, I loved it.

Jun 20 2004 | Read Full Review of Pawn of Prophecy (Belgariad)

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