The third title in a magnificent fantasy epic - and a young boy on a quest of unparalleled danger.
David Eddings (1931-2009) published his first novel, High Hunt, in 1973, before turning to the field of fantasy with the Belgariad, soon followed by the Malloreon. Born in Spokane, Washington, and raised in the Puget Sound area north of Seattle, he received his Bachelor of Arts degree from Reed College in Portland, Oregon, in 1954, and a master of arts degree from the University of Washington in 1961. He served in the US Army, worked as a buyer for the Boeing Company, and was both a grocery clerk and a college English teacher. He lived in Nevada until his death, at the age of 77.
"A classic coming-of-age epic ... The Belgariad will always have a place of honor on my bookshelves" -- Christopher Paolini "Fabulous" -- Anne McCaffrey "Fun, exciting, intriguing fantasy in which the characters are as important as the quest and magical elements ... immerse yourself and enjoy!" -- Darren Shan "Filled with action and trepidation on each turn of the page ... So those of you who love grouchy gremlins and flying fairies, I would give this book my fullest recommendation" Irish News