The Belgariad

The Belgariad

Volume One

Book - 2002
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Presents the first three novels in The Belgariad series which follow the adventures of Garion, a simple farm boy who, through a twist of fate, learns the truth of the legend of the Orb and embarks on a dangerous quest to recover the powerful, magical object.
Publisher: New York : Random House Pub. Group, 2002
Edition: 1st trade ed
Description: 644 p. : map ; 24 cm
ISBN: 9780345456328
0345456327
Branch Call Number: Eddi

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LauralLibrarian
Apr 02, 2013

I read this series twice in college. It was a satisfying mysterious, and magical fantasy. I thought there was great humor and character development.

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morrisb
Jul 29, 2012

Where is Volume 2?

adotto Jul 26, 2012

This is one of my favourite series of all time and my go-to books when I have nothing else to read. I start reading in the middle of one of the books and end up reading the whole series.

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LazyNeko
Jan 08, 2012

It all started off so well: a good RPG-like adventure with interesting and varied characters, a grand quest, and a rich fantasy world. Then it falls apart at the end (the last two books). The main hero is nothing more than a puppet; the prophecy is all too neat; and there's no real danger or excitement at the final confrontation.

paws_des Jan 03, 2012

Well-written epic fantasy. Excellent starter for young readers interested in something beyond Harry Potter. Equally good for adults.

Librarymans Sep 03, 2010

I read this when I was in High School. It is a good adventure yarn of a young boy growing up to be a hero (and king). Belgarath the sorcerer remains one of my favourite wizards in fiction. Villains were a little "evil for the sake of evil."

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Librarymans Sep 03, 2010

Librarymans thinks this title is suitable for 13 years and over

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LazyNeko
Jan 08, 2012

“In spite of everything, you still have the soul of a stone. You understand hate and loyalty and unswerving commitment, but you can't comprehend the more human feelings-- compassion, friendship, love-- love most of all, I think.”

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