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Castle of Wizardry By David Eddings Castle of Wizardry A magnificent epic set against a history of seven thousand years of the struggles of Gods and Kings and men of strange lands and events of fate and a prophecy that must be fulfilled THE BELGARIADIt ha

  • Title: Castle of Wizardry
  • Author: David Eddings
  • ISBN: 9780345335708
  • Page: 130
  • Format: Mass Market Paperback
  • Castle of Wizardry By David Eddings A magnificent epic set against a history of seven thousand years of the struggles of Gods and Kings and men of strange lands and events of fate and a prophecy that must be fulfilled THE BELGARIADIt had all begun with the theft of the Orb that had so long protected the West from the evil God Torak Before that, Garion had been a simple farm boy Afterward, he discoveredA magnificent epic set against a history of seven thousand years of the struggles of Gods and Kings and men of strange lands and events of fate and a prophecy that must be fulfilled THE BELGARIADIt had all begun with the theft of the Orb that had so long protected the West from the evil God Torak Before that, Garion had been a simple farm boy Afterward, he discovered that his aunt was really the Sorceress Polgara and his grandfather was Belgarath, the Eternal Man Then, on the long quest to recover the Orb, Garion found to his dismay that he, too, was a sorcerer.Now, at last, the Orb was regained and the quest was nearing its end Of course, the questors still had to escape from this crumbling enemy fortress and flee across a desert filled with Murgo soldiers searching for them, while Grolim Hierarchs strove to destroy them with dark magic Then, somehow, they must manage to be in Riva with the Orb by Erastide.After that, however, Garion was sure that his part in these great events would be finished.But the Prophecy still held future surprises for Garion and for the little Princess Ce Nedra THUS CONTINUES BOOK FOUR OF THE BELGARIAD
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    1. Wanda on said:

      This fourth installment of the Belgariad series plunges in exactly where the previous volume left off there is no exposition, no reminding the reader gently what came before Fortunately, everything is simplistic enough that even my menopausally challenged memory was able to fish out the necessary details within the first chapter, the circumstances slowly coming back to me.I have to say that Belgarion is a frustrating hero He never seems to catch on to what is happening in his own life and he end [...]

    2. Jack Iles on said:

      Since I departed on this journey I noticed that The Belgariad series subtly lends itself to Chess This is evident in the titles, Pawn of Prophecy , Queen of Sorcery and so on However David Eddings never openly acknowledged the series overarching theme regarding the centuries old game He weaves a love for the game within this beautiful series in ways than the titles The movement of the whole series begins to unfold just like a game of chess The first book was the game s opening, establishing Gar [...]

    3. Jane Jago on said:

      You have to wait until I ve done number five, then I m gonna review the lot as a set.Until then Polgara still annoys me, and I do wish Garion would punch somebody

    4. Belinda on said:

      5 stars Audiobook if I don t hurry up their will be no Murgo s to kill Belgarion goes on a journey to meet up with the Child of Dark and Ce nedra raises an army I do so love the charaters of David Eddings books Their hero s with some issues

    5. Jim on said:

      The characters are all there are coming into their own, but otherwise there s not much to say These books must be read in order as a set of 5 I was happy that this book kept up the pace I blew through it quickly On to the final one.

    6. Stephen on said:

      3.5 stars Fourth installment of the Belgariad Not quite as good as the previous entries but still a good, solid read One final note I listened to the audiobook narrated by Cameron Beierle and he did an excellent job with the series.

    7. Stephen on said:

      3.5 stars Fourth installment of the Belgariad Not quite as good as the previous entries but still a good, solid read One final note I listened to the audiobook narrated by Cameron Beierle and he did an excellent job with the series.

    8. Savantfool on said:

      It does not often happen that I put a book away midway I have read the past 3 installments in a matter of weeks But with each book my annoyance has grown It is painfully obvious since book one who Garion is To everyone but him and C Nedra That is not even the problem with the book It is the blatant dislike the reader has to form to two major charcters Whereas Pol started as the good Aunt protecting Garion it has become and clear that Garion means only a prophecy to her She cares for him as lon [...]

    9. Julie on said:

      Book 4 of the Belgariad, I must admit, is a slog We start off with a bit of action as Garion friends escape from Cthul Murgos and back to the west About halfway through the book comes the moment we ve all been waiting for since the prologue of book 1 Garion is crowned the Rivan King After that, unfortunately, the book slows way down as Garion has to deal with Politics tm and come to terms with life as a king.About two thirds of the way through, Garion secretly escapes from Riva with his grandfat [...]

    10. Ariana on said:

      Eh, probably the least interesting in the series I am not a fan of the way the Ce Nedra is treated throughout this book, and Polgara is at her meanest, in my opinion.

    11. Nicolo Yu on said:

      Castle of Wizardry sets up the last book of the Belgariad perfectly We still have the continued character growth of Garion He is no longer the sullen and whiny child He matures, especially once he realizes his role in the Prophecy that guided their journeys so far, and decides that he may be the only one who can do it.Ce Nedra has also grown, especially once she realizes her title as an Imperial Princess means little among her companions To get what she wants, he uses her smarts and charm to get [...]

    12. Diane ~Firefly~ on said:

      As I ve stated before, I love this series This book has a lot of good thing happen in it that will unfortunately be balanced out somewhat by the price of war in the last book I find Ce Nedra s dilemma interesting although I m not in love with the idea that our destiny is decided before we are born, which seems to have been a theme that is really brought home in this chapter.Now the companions have rescued the orb and need to return it to Riva, where Garion will finally come into his birthright w [...]

    13. Glaiza Champion on said:

      Man, Ce Nedra is a delight to read She s so Tsundere it hurts She s the OG Tsundere I love her so very much.And Silk My cynical, sarcastic bb.Moar.

    14. M.J. on said:

      Castle of Wizardry , the penultimate book in Eddings Belgariad series, is another bridge novel in the manner of Queen of Sorcery While the second novel in the series was really just a sequence of connected vignettes, Wizardry benefits from developed relationship complications and some internal struggle However, the narrative weakness of the overarching prophecy storyline and a general lack of real momentum hamper the book After retrieving the stolen Orb from the minions aligned with the dark go [...]

    15. Bradley Prior on said:

      Alright Damn it, I thought I was going to have a lot to say at this point I don t feel like writing a review I just want to get started on the next book I need to write something though so that I can have a kind of standard on which I can base this book For one thing I think this book has proved the most eventful, however no one event seemed as significant as they had in the past I feel like David started to rush a bit It doesn t feel that rushed, but the significance of things died down a bit, [...]

    16. Vasya on said:

      Castle of Wizardry left me a little short on all the information I would love to have at the moment, but I guess that s just because I m a bit greedy here.The big culmination point that I was waiting for from the beginning of book one, Pawn of Prophecy, is here Garion finally knows who he is, what he must do and he s got to get used to that idea really, really fast I liked that part of the book a lot, but after that I got a little bit confused The prophecy tells us that the Child of Light and th [...]

    17. Kirsty (Amethyst Bookwyrm) on said:

      This and my other reviews can be found at amethystbookwyrm The companions have retrieved the Orb and are travelling to Riva, to return it to its rightful place On the journey back, with both Belgarath and Polgara incapacitated, the role of leadership is thrust on Garion, which is made difficult with the Orb fascinated with him When Garion arrives in Riva, his life changes forever, but Torak is still out there and waking up Garion discovers he is the only one who can defeat him With war brewing b [...]

    18. Dayna on said:

      The fourth book in the Belgariad series and another instance in a long line of rereads over the years This has long been my favorite book in the series, because this is where a heap of the action lies, prophecy comes to fruition, and everything starts to coalesce One of my favourite things about this book is Relg and Taiba They re a fascinating, lovely couple and it s great to see them begin to establish their profound relationship One of my all time favorite quotes from this series comes from t [...]

    19. Mark Austin on said:

      With Lord of the Rings under my belt, I was hungry for of this fantasy thing I d discovered Enter the Belgariad I consumed the two five book series in a few months, getting in trouble in school for reading when I should have been paying attention I either didn t care or had already done the homework for whatever it was they were teaching while they were teaching how to do it.When complete, I read the whole series again in half the time Then again in half that The half lives continued until I re [...]

    20. Lydia Presley on said:

      Just when I thought things were going to comet to some sort of conclusion David Eddings throws me for a spin with the ending of this book.But I get ahead of myself In Castle of Wizardry Belgarion finally comes into his own sort of The prophecy peaks, things we, as readers, have known since the first and second book are revealed and the characters are surprised by them Really I suppose it would have helped, also, to have the prophecy revealed at the start of each book so we could see the pieces c [...]

    21. Eric Moreno on said:

      Great book, classic payoff book in the series The first round of villains were vanquished in the last story, all the heroes have been gathered and we collected the missing orb, now its time to bask in the awesomeness of first task completed All happens as expected with Belgarion taking up the sword and all the kings being about for the grand ceremony I was a bit surprised by Ce Nedra and her reaction to the crowning and subsequent betrothal She seems to be the only one that can t accept, with th [...]

    22. Hien on said:

      Reading The Belgariad is like eating a bag of potato chips It s just a lot of empty calories but it s hard to put down This is your basic kitchen boy who finds out he s destined for something greater story The characters are all cardboard cutouts and totally predictable It s still very entertaining and I would recommend it whole heartedly For something much meaty, try Martin s A Song of Ice and Fire series.

    23. Alexander Draganov on said:

      When I was a kid, I liked this Belgariad novel least of the five, but now I consider it to be maybe the best till the last one Epic character development and immensely satisfying final part More detailed review in Bulgarian here citadelata %D1%87%D0%B5%D1

    24. Cheri on said:

      More of the same Classic fantasy.Yet I am beginning to tire of the horrible way David Eddings writes women They re all shrill, half of them are empty headed, and they all enjoy cooking and sewing How lazy is that kind of writing

    25. Wayland Smith on said:

      This was just a phenomenal series I read it years ago, and, being honest, I can t recall which book had which events any, but I know I read them all, twice, I believe.This series has epic fantasy, gods, powerful wizards, swordplay, and a great sence of humor.Strongly recommended.

    26. Rebecca on said:

      It s amazing how dense Garion can be, and I get tired of the all knowing or stupid female dichotomy presented in this series But still a fun ride as always.

    27. Kalthea on said:

      un peu foulli au d but, la seconde moiti du roman rattrape le coup

    28. Matt on said:

      Another fun romp through a world of careful detail, sorcerors, and destiny Like many large and entangled plots, now that the end is drawing near, many things start to make a great deal sense.

    29. Lornian on said:

      3 5.Sigue siendo un libro bueno, pero me ha gustado algo menos que los tres anteriores No me gusta c mo est siendo tratada Ce Nedra ni el tema del libre albedr o.

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