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Guardians of the West [EPUB] ✽ Guardians of the West ❂ David Eddings – Capitalsoftworks.co.uk Garion has slain the evil God Torak and been crowned King of Riva The Prophecy was fulfilled or so it seemed While the strange child Errand was growing up in the Vale of Aldur with Polgara and Durnik, Garion has slain the evil God Torak and been crowned King of Riva The Prophecy was fulfilled or so it seemed While the strange child Errand was growing up in the Vale of Aldur with Polgara and Durnik, showing only occasional flashes of inexplicable knowledge and power, Garion was learning to rule and to be the husband of his fiery little Guardians of PDF or Queen Ce Nedra Eleven years passedThen suddenly the Voice of Prophecy cried out a warning Beware Zandramas Not even Belgarath the Sorcerer knew who or what Zandramas was But Garion discovered hints in a previously obscured part of the Mrin Codex Worse, he learned that the Dark Prophecy was still waging its ancient struggle against the Prophecy of Light Again, great evil was brewing in the East And again, Garion found himself a pawn, caught between the two ancient Prophecies, with the fate of the world somehow resting on him.

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  • Mass Market Paperback
  • 438 pages
  • Guardians of the West
  • David Eddings
  • English
  • 11 October 2017
  • 0345352661

About the Author: David Eddings

David Eddings was an American author who wrote several best selling series of epic fantasy novels David Eddings wife, Leigh Eddings , was an uncredited co author on many of his early books, but he had later acknowledged that she contributed to them allDavid Eddings first books which were general fiction sold moderately well He later switched to writing epic fantasy, Guardians of PDF or a field in which he achieved great success In a recent interview with sffworld, he said I don t take orders from readers On January , it was reported that Eddings accidentally burned about a quarter of his office, next door to his house, along with his Excalibur sports car, and the original manuscripts for most of his novels He was flushing the fuel tank of the car with water when he lit a piece of paper and threw into the puddle to test if it was still flammableOn February , , David Eddings wife, Leigh Eddings born Judith Leigh Schall , died following a series of strokes She was David Eddings died on June , at the age of .



10 thoughts on “Guardians of the West

  1. Choko Choko says:

    4.55 I can t help it have this soft spot for the Fantasy of that time and its vibe hits just the right spot in my heart Is it really deserving of almost 5 stars or is it sentimentality speaking I have no idea I only know, that if I had kids, I would totally start them off on this sort of Fantasy It helps create idealistic dreamers, but without them, what good is life after all

  2. MrsJoseph *grouchy* MrsJoseph *grouchy* says:

    This is really a 3.5 star read.And it s mostly a lot of milling around before the quest actually gets started As per usual, I have to ignore the implications of the casual and mildish misogyny No matter the issues I have with this series THIS is the series and the Belgariad that get my reading mojo going every time.

  3. Eric Eric says:

    Like most sequels, The Mallorean is not as good as its predecessor But, also like most sequels, it is nice to catch up with the familiar characters you fell in love with in the original Although the story line is similar to the first series to the point that the protagonist points it out at one point in conversation , the adventure is still just as much fun Anyone that loved the first series The Belgariad will find this series a worthwhile read Like most sequels, The Mallorean is not as good as its predecessor But, also like most sequels, it is nice to catch up with the familiar characters you fell in love with in the original Although the story line is similar to the first series to the point that the protagonist points it out at one point in conversation , the adventure is still just as much fun Anyone that loved the first series The Belgariad will find this series a worthwhile read

  4. Sotiris Karaiskos Sotiris Karaiskos says:

    After the pentalogy of Belgariad David Eddings returns to his imaginary world for the beginning of another epic story The question I was worried about when I started reading is, of course, what is left to be done from here in our story In this cases there is always the fear that the author will look for the easy solution of repetition and recycling of the same ideas, unable to find original Initially it seemed that fear to be confirmed since the beginning of this story is much like the begini After the pentalogy of Belgariad David Eddings returns to his imaginary world for the beginning of another epic story The question I was worried about when I started reading is, of course, what is left to be done from here in our story In this cases there is always the fear that the author will look for the easy solution of repetition and recycling of the same ideas, unable to find original Initially it seemed that fear to be confirmed since the beginning of this story is much like the begining of the prior, as it is about a child growing up on a farm away from the dangers that may threaten his existence but then the story goes on other paths and to the worries that concern our heroes that have grown up.What dominates the whole book is, of course, the humorous writing that we have encountered in the author s previous books The evolution of the plot allows him to make the most of his sense of humor The main issue in the first half is the difficulties of married life and the difficulty of governing a Kingdom The first issue leads us to extremely witty dialogues about gender relations and various humorous episodes, which mainly concern our beloved couple of Garion and Ce Nedra Their relationship, of course, is tested but with the help of their good friends and with the maturation of time they somehow manage make up The second issue again leads to humorous episodes and interesting dialogues as the Garion faces the stubbornness and aspirations of the his most powerful subjects and forced to find imaginative solutions to be able to bring things to a balance and still find time for his beloved so that she does not feel neglected.All that are good but I admit that from some point on all this humorous mood becomes a bit tedious, fortunately, however, things after the middle are gettingserious A new threat emerges outside of Garion s realm, while dark forces inside it bring evendisturbance At the same time prophecies appear to be fulfilled and others appear to speak about a great conflict between good and evil The facts come one after another and sometimes one comes inconflict with the other leading our heroes to right and wrong paths, while this unspecified threat, this new enemy that they must face make his move and brings great anxiety thus creating the setting for an extremely interesting story that continues in the next books.In a few words, this story starts quite relaxed, I would say very peacefully, but it continues very vigorously, and in the end the intensity reaches its peak in an action packed finale So we start very well, we meet our beloved heroes again and wait for the rest of the series to live up to the expectations of this very interesting first book Belgariad David Eddings, , , , , , , Garion Ce Nedra mGarion, , ,Garion , , ,, , , ,,

  5. Emily A. Clifford Emily A. Clifford says:

    Disclaimer THE BELGARIAD was the first adult fantasy series I read, in grade 5 I loved it so much I read them probably every couple years until 2 of the books literally fell apart I wholeheartedly recommend them as an easy, fun intro to high fantasy series I only picked up the MALLOREAN at age 31 GUARDIANS OF THE WEST is 1 of that series Pros same great characters, same great land, same great sorcery premise And Eddings still has some of the funny left Cons same great charactersg Disclaimer THE BELGARIAD was the first adult fantasy series I read, in grade 5 I loved it so much I read them probably every couple years until 2 of the books literally fell apart I wholeheartedly recommend them as an easy, fun intro to high fantasy series I only picked up the MALLOREAN at age 31 GUARDIANS OF THE WEST is 1 of that series Pros same great characters, same great land, same great sorcery premise And Eddings still has some of the funny left Cons same great charactersgetting older, dying, becoming evencaricature ish than before For someone who loves these characters, this aspect is very upsetting Tons of realm hopping it was very jarring since travel used to bespread out Tons of recycled lines, description, jokes, plot lines At this point, I ve read enough to keep going, but there were many times I wanted to put down the book This series seemed like such a hollow money grab, but at the same time I have a lot of fond memories of the original series so I m going to keep trudging along like a good Sendarian rutabaga farmer

  6. molly ⋆ molly ⋆ says:

    4.5 stars NON SPOILER TERRITORY AMAZING The Mallorean is the sequel to the Belgariad, David Eddings most popular fantasy series.It was so fun to be back in this world, to see all the characters we knew and loved, all grown up It was so cool to see the friendships rekindle, years after the events in the Belgariad This instalment seemedlighthearted and fluffy than the original series, and over allsimple to follow, especially since we now knowabout the world and the different 4.5 stars NON SPOILER TERRITORY AMAZING The Mallorean is the sequel to the Belgariad, David Eddings most popular fantasy series.It was so fun to be back in this world, to see all the characters we knew and loved, all grown up It was so cool to see the friendships rekindle, years after the events in the Belgariad This instalment seemedlighthearted and fluffy than the original series, and over allsimple to follow, especially since we now knowabout the world and the different cultures and people Thankyou David Eddings for letting me see some of my favourite characters again.SPOILER TERRITORY A lot happened in this book, I mean a lot We see Errand, Polgara, Durnik and Belgarath back in the Vale living their little lives in a cottage Spending the seasons tending to their crops and Durnik building fun little playgrounds for Errand to play on It s so adorable And Garion and Ce Nedra in the West OMG Ce Nedra was adorable, she still had her little spunk in her that made me absolutely fall in love with her during the Belgariad When little Geran was taken i was like AHHHH I WANT TO SEE A MINI GARION That whole chase after him was ridiculous, the squad the Belgariad was on the case, tracking down the Bear Cult But then when we think everything is going to end well, we find out the baby was taken by to damn snake people Bloody hell Can t wait to read book two

  7. Llamamoe Llamamoe says:

    As someone who tends to try and finish entire series, I have to give David Eddings this much His books are readable, if only borderline so.If you want just the summary, here it is Shallow characters, misoginy, nondescript environments, plot twists semaphored volumes ahead, not one unimportant element of the books, same jokes repeated over and over, and the author never lets anything go wrong, and thus my final rating for the series is 2.5 if one doesn t mind the listed flaws, the books have As someone who tends to try and finish entire series, I have to give David Eddings this much His books are readable, if only borderline so.If you want just the summary, here it is Shallow characters, misoginy, nondescript environments, plot twists semaphored volumes ahead, not one unimportant element of the books, same jokes repeated over and over, and the author never lets anything go wrong, and thus my final rating for the series is 2.5 if one doesn t mind the listed flaws, the books have some charm, as repetitive as its delivery gets across the ten volumes.Regrettably, both Belgariad and Malloreon suffer from the same issues Both books have utterly nondescript settings, with the cast always on the move from one location to the next, all of them unique only in so much as to show off the author s ideas, ideas that he likely never realized weren t really fully developed, and were completely full of poor cliches and tropes, and the numerous battles across all ten books are descriptions of how each character effortlessly dispatches a number of enemies without so much as a scratch, while making one of their few signature comments or jokes.The second failing is its characters characters that are defined almost utterly by stereotypes both racial, and gendered As much as the books try to portray powerful women, ultimately, they are all frail, emotional beings that defer to men s decisions, and gush about dresses, babies, romance, while men do what needs to be done, and protect them, which alone is enough to ruin any chance of the books appealing to me you can t have an immortal sorceress or a prophesized Queen of the World act like spoiled brats paralyzed to tears by news of a near stranger s death who constantly nag the male protagonists to not drink alcohol, dress properly, and use courteous language, all while playing no role whatsoever in anything of any real importance If this isn t enough to put you off just yet, the male characters are really not much better none of them have any real personality.The third failing, and the final nail to the coffin, is the simple fact that nothing drives the plot of the books, and there is no tension whatsoever The author telegraphs what s supposed to be plot twists books ahead, never introduces a single character, place, or element without usually obvious importance to the plot, and in the end, nothing the characters do matters, because the author simply never lets anything go wrong forthan a page, and in fact eventually codifies the whole thing as being the result of the overarching prophecy that drives both series, eventually even stating that the repetitiveness of the plot itself down to the shitty jokes the characters keep repeating is a part of it.P.S The review applies to Belgariad and Malloreon both

  8. Jonel Jonel says:

    How does one describe fantasy Hints of the medieval with a dash of something magical and an epic adventure that will take you to the ends of the earth Eddings definitely embodies that with this series launch He had me captivated from cover to cover.The variety of different lands that we visit and peoples we meet are all equally well developed and easy to get to know These lands come to life in a vivid manner that is the perfect backdrop for this epic tale This novel is character intensive t How does one describe fantasy Hints of the medieval with a dash of something magical and an epic adventure that will take you to the ends of the earth Eddings definitely embodies that with this series launch He had me captivated from cover to cover.The variety of different lands that we visit and peoples we meet are all equally well developed and easy to get to know These lands come to life in a vivid manner that is the perfect backdrop for this epic tale This novel is character intensive throughout, especially at the beginning as we get into the story proper The plot is still action and adventure intensive and we get to know the characters as they re being themselves The characters in this novel are a lot of fun They had me laughing left, right and centre while taking me on an epic adventure I love how vivid each of these individuals was I enjoyed my time with each of them, well, most of them anyways Ce Nedra s was childish and annoying throughout Her whininess kind of ruined the story for me at times Conversely, Silk was absolutely priceless Every time that he walked onto the page I knew that something amazing was going to happen I absolutely loved getting back with the characters from the Belgariad, yet this novel is set up so that readers can easily dive into this spin off from here

  9. Férial Férial says:

    I loved it The way I loved the Belgariad But there are 4 books to go so I ll comment when I m done with the series.

  10. Jane Jago Jane Jago says:

    You ll have to wait until I m at the end for a proper review.Just two things.Why is Garion so nice Why do I want to slap Polgara

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10 thoughts on “Guardians of the West

  1. Choko Choko says:

    4.55 I can t help it have this soft spot for the Fantasy of that time and its vibe hits just the right spot in my heart Is it really deserving of almost 5 stars or is it sentimentality speaking I have no idea I only know, that if I had kids, I would totally start them off on this sort of Fantasy It helps create idealistic dreamers, but without them, what good is life after all

  2. MrsJoseph *grouchy* MrsJoseph *grouchy* says:

    This is really a 3.5 star read.And it s mostly a lot of milling around before the quest actually gets started As per usual, I have to ignore the implications of the casual and mildish misogyny No matter the issues I have with this series THIS is the series and the Belgariad that get my reading mojo going every time.

  3. Eric Eric says:

    Like most sequels, The Mallorean is not as good as its predecessor But, also like most sequels, it is nice to catch up with the familiar characters you fell in love with in the original Although the story line is similar to the first series to the point that the protagonist points it out at one point in conversation , the adventure is still just as much fun Anyone that loved the first series The Belgariad will find this series a worthwhile read Like most sequels, The Mallorean is not as good as its predecessor But, also like most sequels, it is nice to catch up with the familiar characters you fell in love with in the original Although the story line is similar to the first series to the point that the protagonist points it out at one point in conversation , the adventure is still just as much fun Anyone that loved the first series The Belgariad will find this series a worthwhile read

  4. Sotiris Karaiskos Sotiris Karaiskos says:

    After the pentalogy of Belgariad David Eddings returns to his imaginary world for the beginning of another epic story The question I was worried about when I started reading is, of course, what is left to be done from here in our story In this cases there is always the fear that the author will look for the easy solution of repetition and recycling of the same ideas, unable to find original Initially it seemed that fear to be confirmed since the beginning of this story is much like the begini After the pentalogy of Belgariad David Eddings returns to his imaginary world for the beginning of another epic story The question I was worried about when I started reading is, of course, what is left to be done from here in our story In this cases there is always the fear that the author will look for the easy solution of repetition and recycling of the same ideas, unable to find original Initially it seemed that fear to be confirmed since the beginning of this story is much like the begining of the prior, as it is about a child growing up on a farm away from the dangers that may threaten his existence but then the story goes on other paths and to the worries that concern our heroes that have grown up.What dominates the whole book is, of course, the humorous writing that we have encountered in the author s previous books The evolution of the plot allows him to make the most of his sense of humor The main issue in the first half is the difficulties of married life and the difficulty of governing a Kingdom The first issue leads us to extremely witty dialogues about gender relations and various humorous episodes, which mainly concern our beloved couple of Garion and Ce Nedra Their relationship, of course, is tested but with the help of their good friends and with the maturation of time they somehow manage make up The second issue again leads to humorous episodes and interesting dialogues as the Garion faces the stubbornness and aspirations of the his most powerful subjects and forced to find imaginative solutions to be able to bring things to a balance and still find time for his beloved so that she does not feel neglected.All that are good but I admit that from some point on all this humorous mood becomes a bit tedious, fortunately, however, things after the middle are gettingserious A new threat emerges outside of Garion s realm, while dark forces inside it bring evendisturbance At the same time prophecies appear to be fulfilled and others appear to speak about a great conflict between good and evil The facts come one after another and sometimes one comes inconflict with the other leading our heroes to right and wrong paths, while this unspecified threat, this new enemy that they must face make his move and brings great anxiety thus creating the setting for an extremely interesting story that continues in the next books.In a few words, this story starts quite relaxed, I would say very peacefully, but it continues very vigorously, and in the end the intensity reaches its peak in an action packed finale So we start very well, we meet our beloved heroes again and wait for the rest of the series to live up to the expectations of this very interesting first book Belgariad David Eddings, , , , , , , Garion Ce Nedra mGarion, , ,Garion , , ,, , , ,,

  5. Emily A. Clifford Emily A. Clifford says:

    Disclaimer THE BELGARIAD was the first adult fantasy series I read, in grade 5 I loved it so much I read them probably every couple years until 2 of the books literally fell apart I wholeheartedly recommend them as an easy, fun intro to high fantasy series I only picked up the MALLOREAN at age 31 GUARDIANS OF THE WEST is 1 of that series Pros same great characters, same great land, same great sorcery premise And Eddings still has some of the funny left Cons same great charactersg Disclaimer THE BELGARIAD was the first adult fantasy series I read, in grade 5 I loved it so much I read them probably every couple years until 2 of the books literally fell apart I wholeheartedly recommend them as an easy, fun intro to high fantasy series I only picked up the MALLOREAN at age 31 GUARDIANS OF THE WEST is 1 of that series Pros same great characters, same great land, same great sorcery premise And Eddings still has some of the funny left Cons same great charactersgetting older, dying, becoming evencaricature ish than before For someone who loves these characters, this aspect is very upsetting Tons of realm hopping it was very jarring since travel used to bespread out Tons of recycled lines, description, jokes, plot lines At this point, I ve read enough to keep going, but there were many times I wanted to put down the book This series seemed like such a hollow money grab, but at the same time I have a lot of fond memories of the original series so I m going to keep trudging along like a good Sendarian rutabaga farmer

  6. molly ⋆ molly ⋆ says:

    4.5 stars NON SPOILER TERRITORY AMAZING The Mallorean is the sequel to the Belgariad, David Eddings most popular fantasy series.It was so fun to be back in this world, to see all the characters we knew and loved, all grown up It was so cool to see the friendships rekindle, years after the events in the Belgariad This instalment seemedlighthearted and fluffy than the original series, and over allsimple to follow, especially since we now knowabout the world and the different 4.5 stars NON SPOILER TERRITORY AMAZING The Mallorean is the sequel to the Belgariad, David Eddings most popular fantasy series.It was so fun to be back in this world, to see all the characters we knew and loved, all grown up It was so cool to see the friendships rekindle, years after the events in the Belgariad This instalment seemedlighthearted and fluffy than the original series, and over allsimple to follow, especially since we now knowabout the world and the different cultures and people Thankyou David Eddings for letting me see some of my favourite characters again.SPOILER TERRITORY A lot happened in this book, I mean a lot We see Errand, Polgara, Durnik and Belgarath back in the Vale living their little lives in a cottage Spending the seasons tending to their crops and Durnik building fun little playgrounds for Errand to play on It s so adorable And Garion and Ce Nedra in the West OMG Ce Nedra was adorable, she still had her little spunk in her that made me absolutely fall in love with her during the Belgariad When little Geran was taken i was like AHHHH I WANT TO SEE A MINI GARION That whole chase after him was ridiculous, the squad the Belgariad was on the case, tracking down the Bear Cult But then when we think everything is going to end well, we find out the baby was taken by to damn snake people Bloody hell Can t wait to read book two

  7. Llamamoe Llamamoe says:

    As someone who tends to try and finish entire series, I have to give David Eddings this much His books are readable, if only borderline so.If you want just the summary, here it is Shallow characters, misoginy, nondescript environments, plot twists semaphored volumes ahead, not one unimportant element of the books, same jokes repeated over and over, and the author never lets anything go wrong, and thus my final rating for the series is 2.5 if one doesn t mind the listed flaws, the books have As someone who tends to try and finish entire series, I have to give David Eddings this much His books are readable, if only borderline so.If you want just the summary, here it is Shallow characters, misoginy, nondescript environments, plot twists semaphored volumes ahead, not one unimportant element of the books, same jokes repeated over and over, and the author never lets anything go wrong, and thus my final rating for the series is 2.5 if one doesn t mind the listed flaws, the books have some charm, as repetitive as its delivery gets across the ten volumes.Regrettably, both Belgariad and Malloreon suffer from the same issues Both books have utterly nondescript settings, with the cast always on the move from one location to the next, all of them unique only in so much as to show off the author s ideas, ideas that he likely never realized weren t really fully developed, and were completely full of poor cliches and tropes, and the numerous battles across all ten books are descriptions of how each character effortlessly dispatches a number of enemies without so much as a scratch, while making one of their few signature comments or jokes.The second failing is its characters characters that are defined almost utterly by stereotypes both racial, and gendered As much as the books try to portray powerful women, ultimately, they are all frail, emotional beings that defer to men s decisions, and gush about dresses, babies, romance, while men do what needs to be done, and protect them, which alone is enough to ruin any chance of the books appealing to me you can t have an immortal sorceress or a prophesized Queen of the World act like spoiled brats paralyzed to tears by news of a near stranger s death who constantly nag the male protagonists to not drink alcohol, dress properly, and use courteous language, all while playing no role whatsoever in anything of any real importance If this isn t enough to put you off just yet, the male characters are really not much better none of them have any real personality.The third failing, and the final nail to the coffin, is the simple fact that nothing drives the plot of the books, and there is no tension whatsoever The author telegraphs what s supposed to be plot twists books ahead, never introduces a single character, place, or element without usually obvious importance to the plot, and in the end, nothing the characters do matters, because the author simply never lets anything go wrong forthan a page, and in fact eventually codifies the whole thing as being the result of the overarching prophecy that drives both series, eventually even stating that the repetitiveness of the plot itself down to the shitty jokes the characters keep repeating is a part of it.P.S The review applies to Belgariad and Malloreon both

  8. Jonel Jonel says:

    How does one describe fantasy Hints of the medieval with a dash of something magical and an epic adventure that will take you to the ends of the earth Eddings definitely embodies that with this series launch He had me captivated from cover to cover.The variety of different lands that we visit and peoples we meet are all equally well developed and easy to get to know These lands come to life in a vivid manner that is the perfect backdrop for this epic tale This novel is character intensive t How does one describe fantasy Hints of the medieval with a dash of something magical and an epic adventure that will take you to the ends of the earth Eddings definitely embodies that with this series launch He had me captivated from cover to cover.The variety of different lands that we visit and peoples we meet are all equally well developed and easy to get to know These lands come to life in a vivid manner that is the perfect backdrop for this epic tale This novel is character intensive throughout, especially at the beginning as we get into the story proper The plot is still action and adventure intensive and we get to know the characters as they re being themselves The characters in this novel are a lot of fun They had me laughing left, right and centre while taking me on an epic adventure I love how vivid each of these individuals was I enjoyed my time with each of them, well, most of them anyways Ce Nedra s was childish and annoying throughout Her whininess kind of ruined the story for me at times Conversely, Silk was absolutely priceless Every time that he walked onto the page I knew that something amazing was going to happen I absolutely loved getting back with the characters from the Belgariad, yet this novel is set up so that readers can easily dive into this spin off from here

  9. Férial Férial says:

    I loved it The way I loved the Belgariad But there are 4 books to go so I ll comment when I m done with the series.

  10. Jane Jago Jane Jago says:

    You ll have to wait until I m at the end for a proper review.Just two things.Why is Garion so nice Why do I want to slap Polgara

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