These books absolutely rock! One of the first sagas that I ever read, and I have since gone back to enjoy them more than once. Garion is just a poor farm boy whose greatest aspirations are marrying one of the village girls. That all changes when an old storyteller comes to the farm and changes Garion's entire life. He is swept away into a world of gods, sorcery, royalty, and prophecy. There has been a war raging for four millenia and only Garion can stop it.
— Thomas S.
Millions of readers have discovered the magic of David Eddings’ NewYork Times bestselling series The Belgariad. Now the first three books in this monumental epic appear in a single volume. Here, long-time fans can rediscover the wonder—and the uninitiated can embark upon a thrilling new journey of fantasy and adventure.
It all begins with the theft of the Orb that for so long protected the West from an evil god. As long as the Orb was at Riva, the prophecy went, its people would be safe from this corrupting power. Garion, a simple farm boy, is familiar with the legend of the Orb, but skeptical in matters of magic. Until, through a twist of fate, he learns not only that the story of the Orb is true, but that he must set out on a quest of unparalleled magic and danger to help recover it. For Garion is a child of destiny, and fate itself is leading him far from his home, sweeping him irrevocably toward a distant tower—and a cataclysmic confrontation with a master of the darkest magic.
About the Author
DAVID EDDINGS published his first novel, High Hunt, in 1973, before turning to the field of fantasy with The Belgariad. He now lives with his wife and collaborator, Leigh, in Nevada. As a writing team, David and Leigh are the authors of The Redemption of Althalus and Regina’s Song.
“Fabulous . . . Eddings has a marvelous storyteller style . . . exceedingly well portrayed and complex people. . . . More! More! More!” –ANNE MCCAFFREY