The Malloreon, Vol. 1: Guardians of the West / King of the Murgos / Demon Lord of Karanda

The Malloreon, Vol. 1: Guardians of the West / King of the Murgos / Demon Lord of KarandaDiscover The Magic Of The Malloreon David Eddings S Acclaimed Series, The Sequel To His Bestselling The Belgariad Now The First Three Malloreon Books Appear In A Single Volume, Taking Us On An Epic Quest Across Strange Lands Among Gods, Kings, Sorcerers, And Ordinary Men It Is A Gripping Tale Of Two Ancient Warring Destinies Fighting A Battle Of Good Against EvilGarion Has Slain The Evil God Torak And Is Now The King Of Riva The Prophecy Has Been Fulfilled Or So It Seems For There Is A Dire Warning, As A Great Evil Brews In The East Now Garion Once Again Finds Himself With The Fate Of The World Resting On His Shoulders When Garion S Infant Son Is Kidnapped By Zandramas, The Child Of Dark, A Great Quest Begins To Rescue The Child Among Those On The Dangerous Mission Are Garion And His Wife, Queen Ce Nedra, And The Immortal Belgarath The Sorcerer And His Daughter, Polgara They Must Make Their Way Through The Foul Swamps Of Nyissa, Then Into The Lands Of The Murgos Along The Way, They Will Face Grave Dangers Captivity, A Horde Of Demons, A Fatal Plague While Zandramas Plots To Use Garion S Son In A Chilling Ritual That Will Make The Dark Prophecy Supreme The main argument given by Eddings readers against the Malloreon series seems to be that it is the same story as the Belgariad something is stolen, after which Garion, Polgara, Belgarath, Durnik, and some others go on a quest to try and retrieve it On the way, they encounter and overcome a lot of different problems, meet new people some of whom join the group in their search , and learn things along the way about sorcery, magic, politics, relationships, and any other topic you could proba The main argument given by Eddings readers against the Malloreon series seems to be that it is the same story as the Belgariad something is stolen, after which Garion, Polgara, Belgarath, Durnik, and some others go on a quest to try and retrieve it On the way, they encounter and overcome a lot of different problems, meet new people some of whom join the group in their search , and learn things along the way about sorcery, magic, politics, relationships, and any other topic you could probably think of.For me, that is what I like about the Malloreon although that could just be me Every time I finish a good book series, I find myself sad at the fact that I won t see these characters again in a different story and that I won t know what happened to them after the series ended In the Malloreon, that is exactly the information we get with a similar, yet new adventure on top of that I loved reading about the characters from the Belgariad at a point later in time, seeing how they grew up and in which ways they are the same, how relationships have evolved and young people matured.Aside from all that, the new characters introduced are great in my opinion especially Velvet, who is a personal favourite of mine and really help the story along The plot is interesting, even if it reminds the reader a lot of the Belgariad, and I never found it predictable despite that fact Of course things can be said against these books can t things be said against every book one could possibly think of but both the Belgariad and the Malloreon series are personal favourites of mine and I am very much enjoying reading them again Even my seventh grade self found this sequal to the Belgariad to be laughably self derivitive, and seeing that Eddings is perhaps the poster child for derivitive fantasy to begin with, that means this book is about as un original as it gets Its the same characters, the same setting, and this is when the snickering comes in , the same plot The fact that the characters themself are aware of this at one point, one of them asks If feels as if we ve done all of this before doesn t help, as the Even my seventh grade self found this sequal to the Belgariad to be laughably self derivitive, and seeing that Eddings is perhaps the poster child for derivitive fantasy to begin with, that means this book is about as un original as it gets Its the same characters, the same setting, and this is when the snickering comes in , the same plot The fact that the characters themself are aware of this at one point, one of them asks If feels as if we ve done all of this before doesn t help, as the in book explaination is just overly defensive on Eddings part some crap about an unbroken, mystical cycle, having to break some pre historical curse of dark gods etc etc I was only 12, but I still could see bull shit when I saw it Sequel to the best farm boy saves the world series Said boy has grown up, unfortunately his wife s character hasn t and remains an annoyance for much of the series Luckily my favorite oily efficacious eunuch plays a much larger role and is a constant source of amusement. It s probably no surprise that I loved this collection as much as Eddings others Sadly, when I finish the next one, which is the final two books in the series, I will have read all of the related tales No matter, these are ones which I ll shelve and eventually revisit, just for fun.Seems as though Belgarion did not actually complete ALL of the prophesy and, now, with his infant son kidnapped, he must go to fulfill the prophecies, accompanied by his wife and some familiar characters from these It s probably no surprise that I loved this collection as much as Eddings others Sadly, when I finish the next one, which is the final two books in the series, I will have read all of the related tales No matter, these are ones which I ll shelve and eventually revisit, just for fun.Seems as though Belgarion did not actually complete ALL of the prophesy and, now, with his infant son kidnapped, he must go to fulfill the prophecies, accompanied by his wife and some familiar characters from these series, along with a few new ones as well as new menaces.As usual, the humour and remarks on modern society, humanity and politics are some of what makes these so enjoyable I ll quote a few of the most memorable to me from the book s The way they look at it, the next Rivan King is going to be a mongrel They hate you like poison, my little sweetheart What an absolute absurdity she Ce Nedra exclaimed of course it is, the big Cherek agreed Gut absurdity has always been a characteristic of the mind dominated by religion After the seemingly simple, young Eriond summarily leaps in and scares off a gigantic dragon Doesn t the word danger have any meaning for you at all You mean the dragon Oh she wasn t really all that dangerous She DID sort of bury you up to the eyebrows in fire, Eriond Silk pointed out Oh, that, Eriond smiled But the fire wasn t real.it was only an illusion That s all that evil every really is an illusion Quite a good series so far, lots of surprises and new characters, also old characters coming back to play aformative role in the story The writing style has definitely improved I m torn as to whether this, or the Belgariad are better, but I guess I still have two books left to figure that out I started to read this series when it was first published in 1982 by Del Rey When each subsequent book was released, I started back at the beginning This has been my habit through the Rivan Codex Now, I revisit my old friends every few years by reading the entire collection, enjoying every moment.A master tale with all the trappings Well planned and thoroughly enjoyed. Very good Here was a little repetition of the plot, but I loved being with all the characters again I can t wait to read the next volume Great adventure A little slow moving and repetitive, but good nonetheless. Stopped reading at 306.I got through my issues with the Belgariad by riding a wave of childhood nostalgia It has now broken at the shores of disappointment. Essentially a rehash of The Belgariad even the characters say so but Garion and Ce Nedra have become less likeable since then A decent addition to the saga but nothing groundbreaking.

[BOOKS] ✭ The Malloreon, Vol. 1: Guardians of the West / King of the Murgos / Demon Lord of Karanda Author David Eddings – Jobs-in-kingston.co.uk
  • Paperback
  • 816 pages
  • The Malloreon, Vol. 1: Guardians of the West / King of the Murgos / Demon Lord of Karanda
  • David Eddings
  • English
  • 04 June 2017
  • 0345483863