Castle of Wizardry11 March 2017
The orb is back and Garion becomes King Belgarion, and this does not please Ce'Nedra. The prophecy starts to roll on towards the meeting of the child of light and the child of dark.
The Belgariad was written by David Eddings in the early 80's. I remember seeing it on a friends book shelf around 1984, but at that time i was busy reading the DragonLance books. It wasn't until nearly 10 years later that i started to read the books.
I was playing D&D with a group of friends, and they were all playing character types from the book. Of course, i had no idea about this until they told me. To get a better understanding, i started to read them, and i couldn't stop. I breezed through the books very quickly, then went onto the sequels, then onto other works by David Eddings. Turned out that i really liked how this author wrote.
Why did i like them? I believe it was down to the characters. They were all so likeable and i wanted them to succeed. I cheered when they won, and was sad when they failed. It brought out emotion, and this was the first series that i think really did this.
2017 sees me re-reading the series about 15 years after i read it last. My intention is to re-read all books in this series, and 5 in the Malloreon as well.