A fierce dispute among the Gods and the theft of a powerful Orb leaves the World divided into five kingdoms. Young Garion, with his "Aunt Pol" and an elderly man calling himself Wolf --a father and daughter granted near-immortality by one of the Gods -- set out on a complex mission. In the process, as Garion grows into his early teens, he learns to defend himself, grapples with a wild boar, uncovers spies at a king's palace, learns about sorceryand starts to gain a sense of what his own destiny may be.
“Fabulous . . . Eddings has a marvelous storyteller style . . . exceedingly well portrayed and complex people."
- Anne McCaffrey
"Eddings' BELGARIAD is exactly the kind of fantasy I like. It has magic, adventure, humor, mystery, and a certain delightful human insight."
- Piers Anthony on PAWN OF PROPHECY
"Absorbing. Touches all the right Fantasy bases. Warring gods, political intrigues, supernatural creatures, and appealingly human magicians."
-Publishers Weekly on QUEEN OF SORCERY
"A graceful, fluid style of storytelling rare in fantasy writing.”
- Publishers Weekly