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Pawn of Prophecy (Belgariad) Mass Market Paperback – January 13, 1986
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"A classic coming-of-age epic . . . The Belgariad will always have a place of honor on my bookshelves" -- Christopher Paolini "Fun, exciting, intriguing fantasy in which the characters are as important as the quest and magical elements . . . immerse yourself and enjoy!" -- Darren Shan "Fabulous" -- Anne McCaffrey --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.
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There is a television commercial for potato chips that challenges "Bet you can't eat just one." A similar challenge could easily be made for the books that are part of the Belgariad series: "Bet you can't read just one." When I read Pawn of Prophecy, I couldn't stop and continued right on through the other four books of the Belgariad. I was then quite sad that I finished the series. It felt like saying good-bye to a bunch of great friends...and after all we had been through together that was hard.
--Tim Kochuba, General Manager
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It's now March 2017, and all 5 books from the series have been published. So those people complaining in other reviews need to realize that the publisher was releasing them once every few months.
This is one of the great fantasy series. If you love Tolkein, CS Lewis, Patrick Rothfuss, and other like authors, you'll love this series. It's especially great to re-read this series in today's age of dark and grim fantasy, which I'm getting a bit tired of. This is classic fantasy of the best sort with lots of character development.
Couldn't recommend this enough - and now I'm just waiting for the next series, the Mallorean, to be published!
He spends most of the book Building up the background of the main characters. I like that, I like it when the story puts a lot of detail on the reasons why rather than just jumping for fights scene to the NeXT.
My only complaint is the dialogues can become a Little naive for people of that vast experience, that the characters are supposed to have.
I could go on gushing about this book and the rest all day but then that would keep you from buying them and reading them and experiencing their wonder for yourself.
The one drawback is that it takes about 100 pages before things really gets going and that could be a challenge for younger readers.
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