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Millions of readers have discovered the magic of David Eddings’ New York 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...

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  • Author: david eddings
  • Publish Date: 2002-08-27
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    Reviews/Comments On the belgaraid


    3 out of 3 people found this review helpful
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    By: jonesy
    2012-10-25 09:23:44

    i beg to differ what was not to like about belgareth

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    By: Anonymous
    2012-11-04 07:10:40

    That you for putting this book on this list. Read it years ago after finding it on a best of science fantasy list and couldnt get past the first book. It reads like a watered down version of LOTR and acouple other books.

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    By: Anonymous
    2012-11-04 08:40:06

    Besides the fact that it should be The Belgariad, not "The Belgaraid," I also beg to differ. For me, it was a fantastic series making fun of high fantasy stereotypes.

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    By: Anonymous
    2012-11-23 08:10:05

    How the heck is this amazing book series on this list?!

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    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful
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    By: Anonymous
    2012-11-26 08:03:20

    David Eddings is (to me) a master of satire and allegory. It mocks high fantasy with its characters, plot and overall descriptions. Really amusing, if you can't see teh subtle remarks and ideas, I feel sorry for you. You've probably read the series the wrong way

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    By: Caro
    2012-12-04 08:45:29

    I was only a kid when I came to read Eddings the first time, but still sometime I like rereading books of him. I love his humour, especially when the "hero-characters" start mocking each other. We can't all like the same stuff - i tried a few of your "best of books" - some are really good, but with some I didn't get very far before putting them aside as junk...

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    By: BenC
    2013-01-07 01:34:11

    Caro is spot on. Further, I'm not actually sure why you put 'Good when you were young' category in the worst books list. Books that are accessible to younger readers, that engage and excite them putting them on the path to richer and more sophisticated adult reading shouldn't be sneered at.

    I think you're being a dreadful snob about Edding's Belgariad for this reason.

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    By: Anonymous
    2013-02-15 09:37:15

    I guess everyone is entitled to their opinions even if they are wrong. I have been reading fantasy books for over 35 years since I picked up "The Hobbit" and "Narnia" in the third grade. I've read Martin, Erickson, and Rothfuss, and I consider Eddings to be one of the best High Fantasy series of all time, your lists on this site are a joke.

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    By: Anonymous
    2014-08-08 11:30:22

    Well said, this site is a joke.

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    By: Anonymous
    2013-07-20 05:02:46

    I started reading these books in grade 6 and I couldn't put them down. Sure they aren't as complex or engaging as some of the books I've read since then, but I'll always remember them fondly. I sincerely hope I get the chance to introduce these books to my children some day.

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    By: Anonymous
    2013-10-06 04:57:18

    I think you dislike widely popular writers. Sorry.

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    By: Bob D.
    2013-12-10 04:20:41

    I disagree with this completely. The Belgariad are fantastic books. It's really a shame to give it a poor review. There is a good reason this series is so popular. Because it is great!

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    By: Anonymous
    2015-01-05 01:49:18

    Great series, I read lots of fantasy and the Belgaraid and Malloreon are some of the best books out there. The Belgaraid especially is more for younger readers, however I still like to re-read both series.

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    By: Anonymous
    2016-09-06 06:16:20

    The Eddings got it right with the Belgariad. The characters are both likable and memorable and the dialogue is fun and both hold up over the years. Is it Tolstoy? Checkov? Chaucer? No. But its a fun read, which is why one picks these books up in the first place.

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