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Pawn of Prophecy (Belgariad) Mass Market Paperback – January 13, 1986
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From the Publisher
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
From the Inside Flap
"Eddings' BELGARIAD is exactly the kind of fantasy I like. It has magic, adventure, humor, mystery, and a certain delightful human insight."
Long ago, the Storyteller claimed, in this first book of THE BELGARIAD, the evil god Torak drove men and Gods to war. But Belgarath the Sorcerer led men to reclaim the Orb that protected men of the West. So long as it lay at Riva, the prophecy went, men would be safe.
But Garion did not believe in such stories. Brought up on a quiet farm by his Aunt Pol, how could he know that the Apostate planned to wake dread Torak, or that he would be led on a quest of unparalleled magic and danger by those he loved--but did not know...?
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I have read this book many time since then and to say i still enjoy this book is not sufficient praise.
From the beginning on Faldors farm through Garions journey I always loose time as I journey through chapter after chapter meeting all the brilliant characters. I find myself missing the simplicity of faldors farm along with Garion at times but the characters he meets and the places he discovers distract your attention from feeling forlorn for to long as the journey drags you along through the danger and excitement one would expect when destiny drives you towards an epic battle again an evil God.
I WILL comment on the formating and what you get for a kindle book.
They did a very good job -- not a great one, but a very good one. And they clearly looked at what they had done and for that, I'm grateful. Unlike the Weber series of Kindle books, which had NO clear demarcation between paragraphs and NO clearly visible indentation other than 1 character wide indent, this eBook format has at least used what appears to be about a .8 'm' width for the indentation. I'd prefer a full 'm' myself, but I have some vision problems. What I really wish they'd do is provide a slight bit of extra space between paragraphs say about a third or half a line. But they do a better indent so I won't complain too much.
So, from the point of view of the book content -- plot, characters etc, I'd give it 5 stars.
From the point of view of the formating, I'd give it 4 stars, hence my rating.
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.