Author(s): David Eddings
Long ago, the evil God Torak fought a war to obtain an object of immense power Â the Orb of Aldur. But Torak was defeated and the Orb reclaimed by Belgarath the sorcerer. Garion, a young farm lad, loves the story when he first hears it from the old storyteller. But it has nothing to do with him. Or does it For the stories also tell of a prophecy that must be fulfilled Â a destiny handed down through the generations. And Torak is stirring again . . .
The first title in a magnificent fantasy epic set against a history of seven thousand years of the struggles of Gods and Kings and men - of fate and a prophecy that must be fulfilled
"A classic coming-of-age epic ... The Belgariad will always have a place of honor on my bookshelves" -- Christopher Paolini "Fun, exciting, intriguing fantasy in which the characters are as important as the quest and magical elements ... immerse yourself and enjoy!" -- Darren Shan "Fabulous" -- Anne McCaffrey
David Eddings was born in Spokane, Washington State, in 1931, and was raised in the Puget Sound area north of Seattle. He received a Bachelor of Arts degree from theUniversity of Washington in 1961. He has served in the United States Army, worked as a buyer for the Boeing Company, has been a grocery clerk and has taught college English. His first novel, High Hunt, was a contemporary adventure story. The world of fantasy has always been of interest to him, however, and he turned to The Belgariad in an effort to develop certain technical and philosophical ideas concerning that genre. David Eddings currently resides with his wife, Leigh, in northwest America.