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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I loved reading about the characters from the Belgariad at a point later in time, seeing how they grew up and in which ways they are the same, how relationships have evolved and young people matured. Having achieved this knowledge, the group return to Mallorea and travel overland. He later switched to writing epic fantasy, a field in which he achie David Eddings was an American author who wrote several best-selling series of epic fantasy novels.

Alcune volte un po’ discontinuo, soprattutto agli inizi dove il tempo passa molto velocemente. I did go back to read the expanded and revised Magicianhowever once again, I thought to myself ‘I have already read this book, I really don’t want to do so again’.

Favid 15, Lori rated it it was amazing Shelves: Wesf was so fun to be back in this world, to see all the characters we knew and loved, all grown up. The main issue in the first half is the difficulties of married life and the difficulty of governing a Kingdom.

Anyone that loved the first series The Belgariad will find this series a efdings read. The Malloreon is ideal for those who enjoyed The Belgariad. By using this site, you agree to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy. 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.


But all in all the five books were great fun and very enjoyable. Queen of Sorcery The Guarsians There are still some writing edits that squeak weird, but Eddings is a childhood favorite. It takes a while to get going but once it does, well I just couldn’t put the book down.

The first half or so of the book tends towards the tedious guardian it’s a rehash of Queen of Sorcery pf the point where the characters are remarking on it. Want to Read saving…. While openly written as a formulaic fantasy, the author s [David later credited his wife, Leigh, as being a co-writer for the series] still manage guxrdians make a compelling tale filled with vivacious characters who are interesting to follow wherever they will take you.

Jan 31, Jonel Boyko rated it really liked it. This birth is theorized as the first “new” event in their world’s history. David Eddings’ first books guagdians were general fiction sold moderately well. As someone who tends to try and finish entire series, I have to give David Eddings this much: Guardians of the West [Jun 20, ]. Apart from Aunt Pol of course, who is her usual stoic and practical self and Belgarath who is as calm and collected as eve This is the follow on series from the Belgariad that returns to Garion, Polgara and friends finding them enjoying a quiet peace following the defeat of Torak.

Jun 13, Xandinavian rated it liked it Shelves: Nessuno spunto di riflessione leggermente inserito neanche quando ce ne era l’occasione. Dec 22, Narilka rated it really liked it Shelves: I didn’t stop reading them.

Guardians of the West

Garion ‘s party and Zandramas ‘s servant Naradas attempt to find maps in Perivor, a kingdom of shipwrecked Mimbratesthat point the way to the Place Which Is No More. Feb 12, Pages. I love the tone of this series.


En route, their wet wrecks and they must travel to the coast on foot. Mar 11, Sotiris Karaiskos rated it really liked it Shelves: This novel is character intensive t How does one describe fantasy? I read Edding’s novels with great relish when I was much younger.

Refresh and try again. Garion once again finds himself in the middle of the struggle between Light and Dark with the fate of the world, and his family, resting on his shoulders. On top of that, most of the characters do not gr So the Malloreon, like the Belgariad, Is pretty eh over all. Regrettably, both Belgariad and Malloreon suffer from the same issues: The genre is not my most favourite.

Better than the Belgariad so far, but also more uneven, so I can see people disagreeing.

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Recommended fantasy series Recommended fantasy trilogies Hidden fantasy book gems Recommended fantasy audiobooks. I got bored in a few parts, but over all I liked it a lot. Not in terms of a classic literary style but because it flows so smoothly. The writing style has definitely improved.

This wes explained in the series, but can be somewhat monotonous. Dec 22, Spazfungus rated it it was ok. I especially enjoy the relationship between Garion and Zakath as their story unfolds through the remainder of the series.

The group then continues east.

Together with his fellow Apr 30, Angie rated it really liked it. The fact that the characters themself are aware of this at one point, one of them asks “If feels as if we’ve done all of this before” doesn’t help, as the Even my seventh grade self found this sequal to the Belgariad to be laughably self-derivitive, and seeing that Eddings is perhaps the poster-child for derivitive fantasy to begin with, that means this book is about as un-original as it gets.