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by David Eddings

This carries on the magnificent epic of The Belgariad, begun in Pawn of Prophecy, set against a background of a war of men, Kings, and Gods that had spanned seven thousand years—a novel of fate, strange lands, and a prophecy that must be fulfilled!Legends told of how the evil God Torak had coveted the power of the Orb of Aldur, until defeated in a final battle. But prophecy spoke of a time when he would awake and again seek dominance over all the world. Now the Orb had been stolen by a priest of Torak, and that time as at hand.The master Sorcerer Belgarath and his daughter Polgara the arch-Sorceress were on the trail of the Orb, seeking to regain it before the final disaster. And with them went Garion, a simple farm boy only months before, but now the focus of the struggle. He had never believed in sorcery and wanted no part of it. Yet with every league they traveled, the power grew in him, forcing him to acts of wizardry he could not accept.
Download Queen of Sorcery (The Belgariad, Book 2) epub
ISBN: 0345335651
ISBN13: 978-0345335654
Category: Literature
Subcategory: Action & Adventure
Author: David Eddings
Language: English
Publisher: Del Rey (February 12, 1986)
ePUB size: 1891 kb
FB2 size: 1846 kb
Rating: 4.9
Votes: 489
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I love The Belgariad series since it was published back in the '80s. I won't go into details about the story here. I was happy to learn that kindle version finally became available. I wish Amazon would make ALL its books in the series (5 books in The Belgariad, 5 more in THe Malloreon) available all at once so I don't have to keep checking if the nth book has become available in kindle or not. it's been available in the AmazonUK but can't purchase them from the US, so.... biting my nails waiting for them to become available...
This is the 2nd book in one of my all time favorite series. I first read it 30 years ago and have re-read it at least once a year since then. I see I have that in common with a lot of the other reviewers. To me, that is the hallmark of a great vs a good book...that you can read it again and again with the same pleasure you experienced the first time. This series is one of the great ones. If you haven't had the delight of reading it I highly recommend you do so. I envy you being able to experience it for the first time. Warning is addictive. But, with these books, then the second series the Mallorean, Belgarath the Sorceror and Polgara the Sorceress there is plenty of material to indulge in.
The Belgariad has been one of my favorite stories for a long time and I finally picked it up in Kindle format. I re-read it every few years. I'm hoping that Amazon brings out all of Eddings' books in Kindle format, including the full Belgariad and Mallorean series and the Saphire Rose and Tamuli series. There's nothing particularly new about Eddings' work, but I enjoy his characters. The series is somewhat Tolkein-esque in that all four of the series mentioned have essentially the same "small band of heroes on an epic search for the lost or stolen object" plot set in different backgrounds, but I still find them all enjoyable reads with interesting characters. Eddings and his wife write characters that you will come to care about and their take on the male-female relationship provides a humorous backdrop to much of the storyline. As with many Kindle books there are the inevitable typos, some of which are fairly intrusive here since they have substituted the wrong word consistently throughout some of the dialog. While annoying, and in this instance a little bit disruptive to the reading process since the substituted word is used fairly frequently and has been consistently replaced by a completely unrelated word, I've come to expect those types of issues with electronic books (and to a lesser extent hard copy books for that matter) these days and I can usually overlook them.
better read than Tolkien-especially the Belgarion, effectively mixes the skiills of Sorcery (the will and the word) and military resourcefulness and, in the line of Tolkien, a child
God gone mad.

Swiss Pikes, Roman legionary, horse archers have there method and integration given a subtle review here. Hate, love, magic, sorcery presented in an understandable an evocatic fashion. Humorous underly everywhere as does the dark side of Human namare, and non human nature. EX: "Garion, why did you ride the sled into the stream instead of jumping off"-----"UH, well it had taken me all that way, it seemed unfair to abandon it".

The magician vs. sorcerer, the former can call up demons, but control is a problem: "Interloper, call forth your demon"------I call (?) who has six arms, four heads, and stands 10 feet high" magician of the local tribe's answer: " call up Aguja, he has seven arms, 6 heads----well, you get the idea, and if you lose of the demon, he eats you and your tribe": IE: Aguja broke the spell, and made the rest of the years of the tribe very bad indeed.
The Old wold and his absolutely magnificent daughter manage to get Garion through a few more rites of passage and away from the clutches of an astonishingly mesmerising snake queen. Along the way more gets revealed and Garion becomes more than he was on the cusp of adulthood. Very well written; David Eddings never forgets to add humor and whimsy - and that's something that's sadly neglected recently. I thorough!y enjoyed it.
I just completed the entire five book series in a couple of weeks. I had a hard time doing anything else. It contained all the elements we love in sword-and-sorcery fantasy without being trite or unoriginal. This may be partly because Eddings has a good sense of humor and used the characters' comically extreme personalities integrally in the plot. He has a way of letting you know what's going to happen but still surprising you with how it comes about.
I've read these books countless times and was very happy to see them finally arrive for Kindle!! The plus side is the engaging story, and being able to revisit the characters readers know and love in this fantasy series classic in a convenient format. The downside is the number of glaring typos in the Kindle edition- Mandorallen says (twice) "Throe" instead of "Thine" and Belgarath comments about the city of "Murgos" rather than "Muros"- some errors are more glaring than others, but it's that there really are SO many. I hope to see an update to fix these as they do detract from the flow of the story. That said, snap these up....all of them! They're great reads in epic fantasy to be enjoyed again and again!