Polgara the sorceress Hardcover – 1997
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For me the book is clearly separated in two parts. Most of it proves what we already know: Belgarath spent most of his time recovering from his life's great tragedy and was greatly involved in the grand story but had no strength nor desire to dedicate his time for problems smaller than the fate of the universe. Polgara is involved with the subplots and generally doing her best keeping the western world out of trouble until the final showdown.
The second part starts when Polgara accepts her new role and leading a more normal life, which is when the book gets boring, but the climax is worth is and if Belgarath's story got the most laughs, Polgara laughs last and hardest. ;)
Some advice to people who haven't read the Belgariad: This book is really confusing if you don't know the charactures from the Belgariad. I read this one first and I was confused. It is kind of interesting if you know Polgara before you read the Belgariad, but you know a lot of stuff the reader isn't really supposed to know.
I agree with some other reviewers: the part where Polgara is with the Nadraks should have been made longer.
One of the other reviewers made a comment that the witty comments were annoying. I think they lightened up the story and made it easier to read. And the thing about the side comments Polgara makes to other charactures are important. After all, Polgara was forced to write the story, so she's probably going to add in some comments to make it more interesting for her.
I don't see why Polgara fell in love with Ontrose. He really wasn't all that wonderful, and it had nothing to do with the story, or anything else that goes on. I think it was just to show that Polgara does fall in love, and can be hurt. Otherwise she might seem a little too emotionless and boring.
Anyhow, I think that people should read this book. Even if you don't like it, it does give insite into some of Polgara's actions.
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As a lover of David Eddings' writing, I was disappointed by this book. I wasn't going to buy this book because Mr. Eddings is now writing with his wife. Read morePublished on Oct. 21 2003 by L. M. Dunn
Great ending to a wonderful series that I will always remember.Published on June 3 2003 by Andre Thompson
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