Author: David Eddings

First Book: Pawn of Prophecy

Sample Chapter: Prologue, Pawn of Prophecy

Back Blurb:

Long ago, the Storyteller claimed, in this first book of THE BELGARIAD, the evil god Torak drove men and Gods to war. But Belgarath the Sorcerer led men to reclaim the Orb that protected men of the West. So long as it lay at Riva, the prophecy went, men would be safe.
But Garion did not believe in such stories. Brought up on a quiet farm by his Aunt Pol, how could he know that the Apostate planned to wake dread Torak, or that he would be led on a quest of unparalleled magic and danger by those he loved–but did not know…?

HQ’s Take:

Like Narnia, Belgariad holds a special place in many, many people’s hearts.  Completed in the 1980’s, some say it was the forefather of “Young Adult” fantasy before that category even existed at booksellers.  Pawn of Prophecy is fun and exciting with a straightforward plot and themes appropriate for younger readers.  Don’t mistake “straightforward” for simple or boring, though.  This is an exciting, interesting world with relatable characters that will continue to be a favorite for years to come. Buy it now, or return to the HQ Power Search.