Castle of Wizardry

Castle of Wizardry

Paperback - 1984
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This continues the magnificent epic of The Belgariad, begun in Pawn of Prophecy, Queen of Sorcery, and Magician's Gambit --a fantasy set against a background of the war of men, Kings, and Gods that had spanned seven thousand years--a novel of fate, strange lands, and a prophecy that must be fulfilled!

It 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.
Publisher: New York : Ballantine, c1984.
ISBN: 9780345335708
0345335708
9780345300805
0345300807
Branch Call Number: F EDD
Characteristics: 373 pages :,maps ;,18 cm.

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mammothhawk229e
Mar 07, 2017

I read this book first long ago.
Lovingly broke every trope in the book.
Female slave relationship with fundamentalist priest.
Belgarath & Polgara bickering father-daughter relationship.
Princess CeNedra annoyed because scullion Belgarion now outranked her.
Cute legalese on CeNedra to lead an army a la Joan of Arc.
Well developed evolved characters, humor & smaller books main reason I have better memories than Tolkien which I couldn't finish.

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