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Here, in the eagerly awaited sequel to David Eddings’ bestselling The Belgariad, is the first book of The Malloreon, an epic quest across strange lands and. The Malloreon, Vol. 1 (Books ): Guardians of the West, King of the Murgos, Demon Lord of Karanda [David Eddings] on *FREE* shipping on. At the end of The Belgariad, Garion has slain the evil god Torak and believes that he may expect lasting peace. The first half of the book concentrates on the first.

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We’ve found that while readers like to know what we think of a book they find additional reader reviews a massive help in deciding if it is the right book for them. After reading the Balgariad series, I was certainly excited to start reading this book!

Here was a little repetition of the plot, but I loved being with all the characters again!

At Beldin’s request, Cyradis persuades him to release the party, offering herself as a hostage; Zakath does so and joins their quest. Feb 11, Nicci rated it liked it.

Jul 15, David Sarkies rated it it was ok Recommends it for: This is a favorite of our household and what better to read when you are recovering from major surgery? Silk, Mandorallen and Barak for instance, his protagonists quickly became clear stereotypes instead of effectively building upon their archetypal bases.

Again, a great evil was brewing in the East. People that are patient and will allow stories to sweep them away without expecting too much will enjoy this.

The Malloreon, Vol. 1: Guardians of the West / King of the Murgos / Demon Lord of Karanda

He only has one story in him. I re-read the first series over and over again. David Eddings was an American author who wrote several best-selling series of epic fantasy novels. The author telegraphs what’s supposed to be plot twists books ahead, never introduces a single character, place, or element without usually obvious importance to the plot, and in the end, nothing the characters do matters, because the author simply never lets anything go wrong for more than a page, and in fact eventually codifies the whole thing as being the result of the overarching prophecy that drives both series, eventually even stating that the repetitiveness of the plot itself – down to the shitty jokes the characters keep repeating – is a part of it.


I am not saying they are a waste of time, but you could spend your time in better company then Eddings in hhe opinion. At favid point, I’ve read enough to keep going, but there were many times I wanted to put down the book. Its the same characters, the same setting, and this is when the snickering comes inthe same plot.

We are experiencing technical difficulties. Who knows, maybe one day I will, but in a way ugardians is unlikely. This is the sequel series to The Belgariad so as long as you’ve read that, you’ll eddingx all the players involved and basically what to expect from the series since the story follows the same formula.

I thought I’d lost interest in the genre, a sad thing because I want to be a fantasy fiction novelist. ravid

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May 23, Eric rated it really liked it Recommends it for: Dec 22, Narilka rated it really liked it Shelves: Looking for More Great Reads? He cleverly or obviously, take your pick covers himself for the repetition by virtue of a plot device you can read it yourselfdavis it’s a little thin. Urgit, upon learning that Kheldar is his half-brother, arranges for the group to travel south to the Isle of Verkat.

ths As I have said before when it comes to books I re-read, these characters are old friends, and I always enjoy getting to visit with them again. This fuardians such an oddly structured book, and yet it’s easily my favorite of the entire ten-book series. This article has multiple issues. At the end of The BelgariadGarion has slain the evil god Torak and believes that he may expect lasting peace.


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The likable characters were the chief charm of the first series, and if you enjoyed the first series for that, then the characters may be enough to get you through With the publication of the Malloreon, we learned an important fact about David Eddings: This article does not cite any sources.

The party is recaptured by Zakath, who threatens to take Garion back to Mal Zeth with his companions as collateral. Personally, I feel that one should get to a point in writing an epic and then, once finished, move on the bigger and better things.

I enjoyed my time with each of them, well, most of them anyways.

He actually gets dumber as he gets older. I especially enjoy the relationship between Garion and Zakath as their story unfolds through the remainder of the series. Retrieved from ” https: The Voyage South Seymour Hamilton 8. And Garion and Ce’Nedra in the West!!!

David Eddings’ wife, Leigh Eddings, was an uncredited co-author on many of his early books, but he had later acknowledged that she contributed to them all. Jan 29, Kieran rated it liked it Shelves: The Prophecy was fulfilled—or so it seemed.

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After leaving Eriond, Zakath, and Cyradis, the adventurers return home in Barak’s ship, where it is revealed that both Ce’Nedra and Polgara are pregnant.