There's a fascinating introduction, a personal history of Belgarath the sorcerer, Holy Books, Gospels, Histories, King Anheg's diary, and an afterword. Footnotes tell how the authors used and changed these materials in writing the books. And of course, there are plenty of maps (the starting point for all epic fantasies). --Nona Vero --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.
This is a great book, so long as you have already read the earlier books in the series.
Hey, if you don't like David Eddings attitude, then you don't have to read the book, and you certainly don't need to trash him like that.
The whole series of the Belgariad and the whole series of the Malloreon as well as Belgarath the Sorcerer and Polgara the Sorceress.
informative, enlightening, a very good teaching tool for those who want to write. Wish I had read this decades ago. Eddings will be missed.Published 3 months ago by Arvilla
This is pretty much a walk through of the time periods, people and major events. If you have read all of The Belgariad and The Malloreon series, then this will be a refresher with... Read morePublished 5 months ago by Noreen Kellner
David Edding's 'Rivan Codex' is not quite the page turner that his books 'The Belgariad', 'The Mallorean'. Read morePublished 6 months ago by penneyn
i began reading david eddings the belgariad years ago when it first came out and have read all of the books, series as they came out. Read morePublished 6 months ago by M. Nichols
I like the book for the stories and I get lot understanding of the characters. 've learned more the the people in the story.Published 7 months ago by Carol Gates
One of my favorite epic fantasy stories. David Eddings has made a world of characters that you might just recognize in people around you. Read morePublished 8 months ago by Karin Newsome
Lots of excellent reference and supplementary material. If you are a fan of this series this book is a must have. Read morePublished 10 months ago by David Kelch
Fun to review the details of the Belgariad and Mallorean. This book brings back to mind how wonderful these series are.Published 10 months ago by leixfam
This volume includes two five-book sets. This is a big plus since these two developed their characters so well and the heroic characters are all so likeable in their own rites. Read morePublished 10 months ago by dave153792k