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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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This is always a fun read. It is not the greatest Fantasy Story ever written, but Eddings' characters interact with one another in the way that Whedon's characters do, which makes up for any pitfalls in the nature of the story itself. ( )
  Grimshado | Apr 19, 2017 |
While not as fast paced as [b:Pawn of Prophecy|44659|Pawn of Prophecy (The Belgariad, #1)|David Eddings|http://photo.goodreads.com/books/1320440039s/44659.jpg|2558293], 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. ( )
  BookstoogeLT | Dec 10, 2016 |
When I was younger I really enjoyed these but this was mostly because I didn't see some of the issues, I mean I did, but I was able to gloss over them much more easily. There is a certain racist element to some of the descriptions of peoples (all x do y or have this and that trait, nope, fail) this is a getting to know characters and the situation they're in and for Garion to whine a lot and to learn more about his life and meet Ce'Needra. This story doesn't do much other than introduce the characters and expand their backgrounds and show the world they're in, it's not much going on really, but a lot underneath the story.

Several pivotal things happen, Salmissra's punishment is interesting and apt, but the keeping ignorant of Garion has always grated heavily. ( )
  wyvernfriend | Sep 15, 2016 |
This book continues the quest of Garion and his companions as they search for the stolen Orb. In this part of the quest, the party travels through the various lands making up Eddings' world and collecting more companions.

Again, fairly standard fare and if the characters are a bit one-dimensional, that's a criticism that can be levelled at a lot of novels in the genre ( )
  JohnFair | Aug 28, 2016 |
Another classic from my youth. I loved the story spun by David Eddings as the gang continued on their journey after the orb. I love the characters and trying to link them to their origins (vikings, huns, etc). ( )
  jguidry | May 31, 2016 |
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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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