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Publisher Description

Garion, Polgara, her sorcerer father Belgarath, and their companions embark on a journey to stop those who stole the Orb and plan to deliver it to the evil God Torak. If he gets possession of the Orb, Torak will awaken and become all-powerful—causing destruction and misery throughout the world.

While on this mission, Garion discovers his own special powers, meets the princess Ce’Nedra, is captured by hirelings of the terrifying (yet alluring) Snake Woman, and grows towards manhood as he battles enemies and deals with complex, conflicting emotions.


The second book in the bestselling action-packed fantasy series that Publishers Weekly found “absorbing”, the rich world of The Belgariad comes alive.

"Absorbing. Touches all the right Fantasy bases. Warring gods, political intrigues, supernatural creatures, and appealingly human magicians." 

-Publishers Weekly

"Eddings' BELGARIAD is exactly the kind of fantasy I like. It has magic, adventure, humor, mystery, and a certain delightful human insight."

- Piers Anthony on PAWN OF PROPHECY

about the author:

David Eddings published his first novel, HIGH HUNT, in 1973, before turning to the field of fantasy with The Belgariad, which hit the New York Times bestseller lists, as did his Malloreon series, The Elenium and The Tamuli series. Born in Spokane, Washington, he served in the United States Army and taught college English. His wife Leigh Eddings collaborated with her husband for more than a dozen years on numerous bestsellers.

Sci-Fi & Fantasy
October 1
Spectrum Literary Agency, Inc.
Spectrum Literary Agency, Inc.

Customer Reviews

xXleesilXx ,

Why does it take so long to put each book on here...

The Belgariad and The Mallorion are my 2 favorite series of all time. I have bought both series twice once lost to a flood then donated to a library and I am very much enjoying reading them again as they are released on iBooks.

Ljpatts ,

Queen of Sorcery

Thank you Apple I Books for bringing book two into the store. Super excited for the rest of the series. I read the Belgariad series as a young teen in the eighties, it's like finding an old friend . Excellent series, very entertaining, thanks!

eluptak ,

Very good!

I love this series and have been waiting for years for it to be in an ebook format. I hope iBooks finishes the series. It has a more innocent feel than many fantasy books that are written today but it still feels right. I've always enjoyed the lighthearted bantering that occurs between that characters or in this series.

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