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The Belgariad Set, Books 1-5: Pawn of Prophecy, Queen of Sorcery, Magician's Gambit, Castle of Wizardry, & Enchanter's End Game Mass Market Paperback – Box set, October, 1986


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Product Details

  • Mass Market Paperback
  • Publisher: Ballantine Books (P) (October 1986)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0345340442
  • ISBN-13: 978-0345340443
  • Product Dimensions: 4.2 x 4.2 x 7.2 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 1.8 pounds
  • Average Customer Review: 4.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (42 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #351,539 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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David Eddings was born in Washington State in 1931 and grew up near Seattle. He graduated from the University of Washington and went on to serve in the US Army. Subsequently, he worked as a buyer for the Boeing Aircraft Company and taught college-level English. His career as a fantasy writer, with his wife Leigh, has been spectacular.

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This series has one of the most engaging plots of any book or series I have ever read.
"rhy-o-lite"
I've always enjoyed the sense of humor he brings to his works and the repartee that develops between the characters.
K. Milley
To put it short i dont know why i like them there just fun loving and honest to god books.
justin kennen

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7 of 7 people found the following review helpful By K. Milley on October 15, 2001
Format: Mass Market Paperback
This is, I believe, Eddings' first real foray into the realm of true Fantasy, and it doesn't disappoint. Eddings does well to develop characters over time and doesn't sacrifice depth for brevity. I've always enjoyed the sense of humor he brings to his works and the repartee that develops between the characters.
If you are looking for a great starter series in the fantasy genre or a more developed work, look no further. Those looking for the complexity and seriousness of high-fantasy should stick with Tolkien and Donaldson.
This was one of my favorite starting fantasy series, and continues to entertain after all these years.
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6 of 6 people found the following review helpful By C. Zuspan on October 13, 2005
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Eddings' series The Belgariad is one of my all-time favorite reads. It's the classic fantasy good-vs.-evil, coming-of-age, lost-kings-returning, quest-with-companions epic. These are common themes in fantasy, but Eddings' writing is so witty, and his characters so intriguing, that it never gets old. He seems very aware he is using some well established cliches, but puts new twists on them and even makes fun of them as the story goes on. I especially love Eddings' twist on the concept of prophesy: In this story, the prophesy is actually sentient, and does not hesitate to tell our hero, Garion, when he is being an idiot.

This series is funny, entertaining, engrossing, and complex. It was my introduction to the sword and sorcery genre of fantasy, and I absolutely love it.
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6 of 6 people found the following review helpful By Lesley West on January 4, 2001
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Of all of David Edding's great fantasy works, The Belgariad stands out as the best. It has by far the most interesting characters, and yet they are "human" enough for us to be able to dientify with them. Garion's adventures and realtionships are exciting and interesting, and certainly are entertaining enough to make you want to read all of the books in the series. The plots also have lots of twists and turns, but true enough the apparently loose ends all come together at the end - a sure sign of a well crafted tale.
If you can find these books as a set, then buy it. If not purchase them all as individual books - they are certainly worth it.
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6 of 6 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on October 23, 1999
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David Eddings is my favorite author - his books are extremly funny and well written, and all the characters are totally realistic. When you've entered the world of "The belgariad", Belgarath, Polgara, Garion, Ce'Nedra, Silk, Barak, and all the others become persons you know as well as any living person. Absolutly ingenious!
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6 of 6 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on February 23, 2000
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This was the best book I have ever read, it is SO GOOD! The plot is very interesting and the characters very life-like and believable. I have to say I could not put it down. I would give this book 10 stars if I could, but it only goes up to 5.
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful By justin kennen on April 16, 2004
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I recomend all of david eddings books to any reader of any age.
David eddings is my idle in a short way of putting it... he has brought a new light to me and my writing since i was a child... His books have a certian amount of amusement in them. Yet the characters are all lovable. This is a book that i promise all will remember and read again... I love all of his books. his philosiphy is simple to understand, yet the writing syle is one that i still have not seen in any other books. He allows a certian amount of ammusement into them, yet keeping them serious. His books are like a good movie that you dont want to end. After reading one of them you want more and more. until you have devoured the very sould of his writing.
To put it short i dont know why i like them there just fun loving and honest to god books.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By Mark Berghausen on June 22, 2001
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David Eddings' Belgariad series is one of the masterpieces of modern fantasy literature. I fell in love with his books many years ago, and re-read them to this day. His characters are lifelike and amusing, and written in a very human manner. Every time I read, I feel like I am visiting with old friends. Although Eddings writes conflicts into his story, he writes with an assurance that success will come which parallels the great epics of history. His novels, though not thrilling, are relaxing and enthralling in a more stoic fashion-- you will care about the characters and want to see them succeed.
I would recommend this book to the starting fantasy reader, or the reader of modern fiction who hasn't yet delved into the genre. Eddings' personal style and lovable characters have turned me into a dedicated fantasy reader, and I have not yet found his equal among the other authors I've read.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on March 10, 1997
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This series is the best I have read in a while(next to Tolkien's) It contains many wonderful qualities such as adventure, humor, love, hate, battles, magic, the search for one's self and meaning. If you did like this series, I would recommend the Malorrean, the sequal series. I think this series is the perfect example of a fantasy kingdom. I would reccomend it to anyone from ages 7-150
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