Enchanters’ End Game

Enchanters' End GameEnchanters’ End Game

The Belgariad #5

David Eddings

My rating: 4 of 5 stars

 

This was a good, if slightly underwhelming, ending to the series. Everything that applied to the earlier books applies to this as well.

Which brings me to my only real nit-pick with this book. It did not stand alone well at all. It really needed the backing of the previous books, and it needed to be read as part of a whole. Instead of 5 books, this series should be taken as a whole, divided into 5 sections for ease of handling. But it is one story that does not divide well.

And since that is the worst I can say about the book, then that is pretty good!

Magician’s Gambit

Magician's GambitMagician’s Gambit

Belgariad #3

David Eddings

My rating: 4 of 5 stars

 

I truly enjoyed this, enough so that as I finished this book, I immediately started and finished the next book Castle of Wizardry.
And considering how the story flows from one book right into the next, I am having a hard time remembering what happened in each book.

But I really enjoyed this. So there is my indepth review 🙂

Queen of Sorcery

Queen of SorceryQueen of Sorcery

Belgariad #2

David Eddings

My rating: 4 of 5 stars

 

While not as fast paced as Pawn of Prophecy, solid groundwork and very broad hints, are laid down for future books for the rest of the story.

I think being introduced to Ce’Nedra and to Mandorallen were my favorite highlights of this book.

Pawn of Prophecy

Pawn of Prophecy (The Belgariad, #1)Pawn of Prophecy
Belgariad #1
David Eddings
Ebook, 332 Pages
My rating: 4 of 5 stars
Fantasy

 

I first discovered David Eddings in junior high. It was instant love.
Read him in highschool and in the beginning of college.

Then life started, and with that came a whole ton of new books, authors, etc that have diverted me for the last Decade+.

So, just like most of my recent rereads, I sat down to see how this book held up to my more mature, wise and married self.

Beyond the fact that I saw it for the young-adult lit it is [when I was 16 I was convinced this was cutting edge fantasy on the level of Tolkien], this held up very well.

I still laughed, I still rolled my eyes, and I grinned even harder with anticipation, KNOWING what was coming next.
Sometimes you just need a comforting book that you already know the nooks and crannies of. Well, I think the entire The Belgariad Boxed Set is pretty much that for me.