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My name is Pat and I live in Florida. My skin will never be smooth again and my hair will never see color. I enjoy collecting autographs and playing in Paint Shop Pro.,along with reading and writing. Sometimes, I enjoy myself by doing volunteer "work" helping celebrities at autograph shows. I love animals and at one time I did volunteer work for Tippi Hedren's Shambala Preserve.

Friday, February 15, 2008

The Belgaraid. Book II



The Belgaraid: part One/ book II



The Queen of Sorcery... that would be Polgara! Yes, sweet Aunt Pol is a full blown (very old) Sorceress!! (no big surprise, we already knew that but of course Garion was having a hard time believing. But by the end of this book he believes!)
Belgarath, Polgara and Garion along with their friends, Durnik, Barak, and Silk pick up even more companions as they continue to search for the Orb and continue to believe in the Mrin Codex Prophecy.
Lelldorin and Hettar and a Knight named Mandorallan join the company. Along the way they run into troubles (naturally) and worst of all they meet up with Chamdar, or rather the spirit of Chamdar, a nasty Grolim Priest, who doesn't intend very nice things on Belgarath's troop. Each time this Grolim's name is even mentioned Polgara wants to "take care of the problem".
As they move through different territories they meet with the resident King , and Belgarath warns them of the impending trouble should the Orb reach it's destination of the damaged God Torak.
During one such meeting we meet Ce'Nedra, a very spoiled princess, who runs away and winds up ... you guessed it.. with Belgarath. He is not pleased. But Polgara takes the girl under her wing letting her believe they will take her to her relatives the Dryads, but in truth, she has no intentions on letting this young lady out of her sight. on her 16th birthday she must present herself in Riva as a possible Queen. Ce'Nedra thinks not! Polgara knows better. heh.
In this book Garion learns his real name is Belgarion and that he has powers. He's not a very happy fellow about it all, and wants nothing more than to be just a boy.. with no powers.
Still following the trail towards the Orb the group splits up with Belgarath and Silk going one way and all the others go on a ship to Nyissa.. the land of the snake people, and their Queen Salmissra, who takes Garion and intends on keeping him to herself.
Polgara thinks not! You quickly learn just how powerful this sorceress is when she meets Salmissra and her God Issa. (Let's just say you wouldn't want to have Polgara ticked off at ya!!)
This second book just gets better and better. The more that happens the more you have to keep reading to find out just how they get out of the latest mess or where they are going next!!! I love this book every bit as much as book I. Eddings not only makes great characters but along they way he reveals more and more about each the people in which this adventure is happening to... more and more you find yourself feeling like you know each and every one of them.

2 Comments:

Blogger Booklogged said...

One of my high school students got me hooked on these books several years ago. I read 5, but know there are several more. I need to get back to them.

10:42 PM  
Blogger DesLily said...

Booklogged: nope there's only 5 to the Belgaraid series. Though later he did put out a book JUST about Belgarath called Belgarath the Sorcerer and one on Polgara called Polgara the Sorceress.

7:50 AM  

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