Bestselling authors David and Leigh Eddings welcome readers back to the time before The Belgariad and The Malloreon series. Join them as. Belgarath the Sorcerer. David Eddings, Author, Leigh Eddings, With Del Rey $ (p) ISBN Tweet. More By and About This Author. The life story of Belgararth the Sorcerer: his own account of the great struggle that went before the Belgariad and the Ma [ ].

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He is writing his autobiography which covers the or so years leading up to the events which occurred in the Belgariad. Oddly enough, I enjoyed Belgarath the Sorcerer rather more this time around than when I first read it as a teenager, probably I suspect because I was able to take it far less seriously.

I think the narrator does a pretty good job of it and I have enjoyed his telling of these stories. It depends on which way you are looking. Just a moment while we sign you in to your Goodreads account.

In his own words, he tells his story, from being a young orphan chased out of his village to when he met Aldur, the God, who took him on his first disciple. Rather than a story about a boy prophesied to save the world this is the story of the man who has been ordering that world so the boy has something to stand on while he fulfills the prophecy.

Indeed, Ehlana lies magically entombed within a block of crystal, doomed to die unless a cure can be found within a year. As was the case with Polgara the Sorceressit was very interesting to get a look at the life of such a major character from the Belgariad series, especially one who has lived for so long.

The author does try to put in his own twist of free will mixed in with the fate. The most major problem I had with the book however was the repeated use of the prophecy as part of the plot. AH It is important to remember I read Fddings books as a young xorcerer, and my ratings all reflect how the books made me feel back then, 20 years ago, and not today.

Belgarath admits that he tends to take a fairly long view of history and is thus able to take the loss of others with the exception of his wifein stride, thus making him naturally a rather static character.


You know who will live, who will die usually and who will show up during the introductory sequences. I was too bored. This, however, was their own peculiar form of affection, as they’d be too embarrassed to admit outright that they loved each other. I’m not denying that there might actually be a few signs that you won’t want to miss. Sep 02, Chelsea rated it it was amazing. If you are a fan of David Eddings, this audiobook is just a fantastic addition to listen to. To an outsider, they were continuing wrangling — usually Polgara making comments about Belgarath’s appearance, habits, and hygiene, and Belgarath wincing or making dry comments of his own right back.

Pawn of Prophecy The Belgariad: In fact, in Belgarath the Sorcerer he commented that people have fantastic yet false images of what they call sorcerers, although he had often used the role of the mighty wizard in white flowing robes with a magic staff to his advantage in the past. Feist’s Riftwar Saga all helped turn reading for rhe to something I had to do to something I enjoyed doing back in my high school days. 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.

Probably one of the greatest ever characters in fantasy. More about David Eddings While it is a prequel, it is probably best to read after reading the Belgariad and the Mallorean. In times past, the mighty telepathic dragons and dacid riders were the only protection from the dreaded, life-threatening Thread.

D Belgarath setting off for some serious loafing and getting interrupted by Beldin or dreaming of gold What does a Wizard need with gold?

Belgarath the Sorcerer by David Eddings

Now none of these books I would put on my “I don’t care if you don’t like the genre, I highly recommend you read these books” list, but I would put them on my “If you enjoy fantasy books and want to enjoy some of the books which made this genre something special towards the end of the 20th century” list. Preview — Belgarath the Sorcerer belgarathh David Eddings.

Belgarath the sorcerer has lived for thousands of years and been instrumental in bringing about the events described in ‘The Belgariad’, but the story started a long time before Zedar stole the Orb.


Please try again later. If the reader did not read the aforementioned series, the reader would be lost. Also, his supposedly dead wife returned during The Malloreon.

To understand this book you need to have read the other 10! John Woolf, Nick Baker Narrated by: Other books in the series.

Six years had passed since the redoubtable knight Sparhawk had triumphed over the evil God Azash and returned to Elenia with Queen Ehlana, his bride.

Chosen by the Companion Rolan, a mystical horse-like being with powers beyond imagining, Talia, once a runaway, has now become a trainee Herald, destined to become one of the Queen’s own elite guard.

However as it seems to be sorceerer as book 0 on Audible it might fool new readers into starting with this book. I thought I’d get the daviid or so pages read in a day but even the I’m giving this 3. Views Read Edit View history. His own account is a nice background to the Belgariad and provides all the juicy details of the legendary characters and events that you’ve beogarath been curious about but was never told in full.

They happen because they happen, and their only real significance lies in normal cause and effect. This audio book is possibly better than the print version. Oct 07, Jim Eisenberg rated it eeddings was amazing. I particularly enjoyed the insights into poledra and belgarath’s relationship evolved. Darre Sofcerer always, Eddings holds the reader’s attention extremely well.

It is an age when Valdemar is yet unfounded, its organization of Heralds yet unformed, and magic is still a wild and uncontrolled force.

Belgarath the Sorcerer by David Eddings

When the sorcerdr was young and Gods still walked among their mortal children, a headstrong orphan boy set out to explore the world. Trivia About Belgarath the Sor Looking for More Great Reads? Articles lacking sources from March All articles lacking sources Pages to import images to Wikidata. Those who managed to retain their arcane powers concealed their background – for bitter persecution once again swept the dddings of Gwynedd, inspired by a raving fanatic sworn to destroy all Deryni in a final bloodbath.