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Magician's Gambit by David Eddings

Magician's Gambit (edition 1984)

by David Eddings

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Title:Magician's Gambit
Authors:David Eddings
Info:Corgi (1984), Paperback, 305 pages
Collections:Your library, Science Fiction and Fantasy

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I truly enjoyed this, enough so that as I finished this book, I immediately started and finished the next book [b:Castle of Wizardry|645023|Castle of Wizardry (The Belgariad, #4)|David Eddings|http://photo.goodreads.com/books/1320402551s/645023.jpg|1808841].
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 indpeth review :) ( )
  BookstoogeLT | Dec 10, 2016 |
And the quest continues and more characters join the merry band and still a smide of mild racism and sexism rears it's head, still it's the one where "does bouncing count?" appears, which earns it some extra kudos. I'm still smiling about it later.

It's seminal, many authors owe much to this series, even if it is flawed, and somewhat dated, it's still fun, it ranks like a popcorn read, not a deep read. ( )
  wyvernfriend | Oct 26, 2016 |
In this, the third part of the Belgariad, the party are back on the trail of the Orb and Polgara's campaign to let Garion and Ce'Nedra get to know each other continues and we see more of Eddings' world and the rather stereotypical characters inhabiting it. ( )
  JohnFair | Sep 4, 2016 |
I'm enjoying re-reading this series. This is the most action-packed book in the series so far. This book is also where the bulk of the story gets told in the series. It's the midpoint and this is where most of the plot gets revealed to the naive hero, Garion. He learns more about himself and the quest he's on.
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  jguidry | May 31, 2016 |
This is the part of the series where young Garion learns the rules of Magic. His great Grandfather many times removed teaches him all about how to use Magic.

Awesome book. ( )
  DVerdecia | Jan 29, 2016 |
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David Eddingsprimary authorall editionscalculated
Barbieri, ChrisMapssecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Beierle, CameronNarratorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Guarnieri, AnnaritaTranslatorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Haarala, TarmoTranslatorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Schwinger, LaurenceCover artistsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Shapiro, ShellyCartographersecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Spångberg, YlvaTranslatorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
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For Dorothy, who has the enduring grace to put up with Eddings men, and for Wayne, for reasons we both understand but could never be put into words.
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Being an Account of how Gorim sought a God for his People and of how he found UL upon the sacred Mountain of Prolgu.
- based upon The Book of Ulgo and other fragments

At the Beginning of Days, the world was spun out of darkness by the seven Gods, and they also created beasts and fowls, serpents and fishes, and lastly Man.
Her Imperial Highness, Princess Ce'Nedra, jewel of the House of Borune and the loveliest flower of the Tolnedran Empire, sat cross-legged on a sea chest in the oak-beamed cabin beneath the stern of Captain Greldik's ship, nibbling thoughtfully on the end of a tendril of her coppery hair as she watched the Lady Polgara attend to the broken arm of Belgarath the Sorcerer.
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ISBN 0345468643 is for Pawn of Prophecy, not Magician's Gambit.
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Ce'Nedra, Imperial Princess of Tolnedra, had joined a dangerous mission to recover the stolen Orb that supposedly protected the West from the evil God Torak. And somehow, she found herself feeling quite tender for Garion, the innocent farm boy, who would be forced into the strange tower in the center of all evil to retrieve the Orb by himself.

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Garion, a simple farm boy, was going to a strange tower to face a powerful evil magician. He was aided by master sorcerer Belgarth and his daughter, the arch-sorceress Polgara.

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