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Queen of Sorcery (The Belgariad, Book 2) (edition 1986)

by David Eddings

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Title:Queen of Sorcery (The Belgariad, Book 2)
Authors:David Eddings
Info:Del Rey (1986), Mass Market Paperback, 336 pages
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Queen of Sorcery by David Eddings

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Well, the comfortable slippers of my teenage years this may be, but good God it's slow - the first part especially, though it does pick up towards the end. The whole Arendian section is there to make a political point, introduce Mandorallen and give you a tour through the world Eddings has created, but really it could be done in just a few pages.

I also found the tone at times irritating and the way events happen to be just a little too convenient.

On the plus side it is very readable and the cast of flawed characters is fun. ( )
  Lukerik | Nov 24, 2015 |
Stylistically similar to Pawn of Prophecy, this sequel maintains the same strengths and weaknesses. The principle cast includes a somewhat dimwitted protagonist, women who are more like caricatures of females than actual characters, and strong supporting characters who keep the tale interesting and entertaining. ( )
  Ailinel | May 3, 2015 |
Rereading again (this time, as an ebook) and enjoying! ( )
  4hounds | Nov 23, 2014 |
Queen of Sorcery 237pg- **1/2 There's a place in The Lord of the Rings where Tolkien skips an entire two weeks of the journey - because nothing of interest happens. Eddings could have learned a lot from Tolkien - here nothing of interest happens for almost the entire book! ( )
  5hrdrive | Sep 12, 2014 |
Il secondo volume continua bene come il primo. I personaggi crescono bene, soprattutto Garion con i suoi problemi adolescenziali e quelli legati al futuro che lo attende (che futuro sia lo si capisce, ma l'autore lo porta avanti molto bene). Consigliato! ( )
  cecca | Jul 28, 2014 |
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Beierle, CameronNarratorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
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Being an Account of the Battle of the Kingdoms of the West against the most heinous Invasion and Evil of Kal Torak.
- based upon The Battle of Vo Mimbre

In the youth of the world, the evil God Torak stole the Orb of Aldur and fled, seeking dominion.
Vo Wacune was no more.
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"BELGARIAD is exactly the kind of fantasy I like. It has magic, adventure, humor, mystery, and a certain delightful human insight."
The master Sorcerer Belgarath and his daughter Polgara the arch-Sorceress were on the trail of the Orb, seeking to regain its saving power before the final disaster prophesized by the legends. 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.

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A farm boy becomes involved in the struggle to recover the powerful Orb of Aldur and prevent the evil God Torak from taking control of the world.

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