Polgara, daughter of Belgarath and Poledra, narrates this epic final volume in the David Eddings, Author Del Rey $ (p) ISBN Polgara the Sorceress is an immortal sorceress in the The Belgariad and The Malloreon. She is the (many generations removed) aunt of Belgarion and the. Polgara the Sorceress is a fantasy novel by David and Leigh Eddings, and the twelfth and final novel in the setting of The Belgariad, The Malloreon and.

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Feb 26, James rated it it was amazing.

I found myself falling in love with all the new characters throughout the story, however. The characters welcome you like old friends,because by now, they really are like old friends.


Please improve this by adding secondary or tertiary sources. View all 4 comments. It may be because of the women’s perspective thing, I don’t know. It was there that she first learned how to access her powers as a sorceress.

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He eventually died in the defense of Vo Wacune. Originally published on my blog here in September Sep 01, Teal Nesmith rated it it was amazing. Oct Hardcover Dec Paperback. David and Leigh Eddings have triumphed again with this spectacular novel, to add to your collection of original fantasy works by masterful writers. And there she starts on the path toward her destiny as Duchess of Erat, shepherdess of the cause of good, adversary of Torak the One-Eyed Dragon God, and guardian of the world’s last, best hope: There she assumes the bird shapes that will serve her on her adventures.

Even though they come first chronologically, the prequels would not be a very interesting read before the remainder of the series.

Polgara the Sorceress by David Eddings

She and she alone is the ‘grown up’ in the room and everyone else is under her thumb or else. Polgaar to read about Polgara.

To sum up, Polgara the Sorceress is probably for fans only. Soorceress, in their defense, this does not in any of their books prevent women from doing all sorts of interesting and significant things, but good god this pernicious s thinking makes me flinch away from the page about every fourth paragraph.


It’s headed straight for dwvid used bookstore to see if they’ll take it. Other books in the series. Quite frankly, you are not going to get anything from this book that Eddings has not eddinbs told countless times in the earlier books of the Belgarion world. It’s a wonderful ending to the series, and a reminder of sacrifices made to bring about the changes we need in the world.

For hardcore Eddings fans only.

Although the male disciples tended to be gray-haired, Polgara remained young. Quotes from Polgara the Sorce You’d think that someone who had lived several lifetimes would have learned that there are a lot of things men and women have in common and that some women are different to others and not all women and not all [insert race here] are the same.

At the Battle of Vo Mimbre, Polgara learned that in the prophecies daavid her enemies, she was the intended bride of the dark god Torakwhom she therefore defied davi each meeting. The story sorcetess told in such a way that I could almost feel my eddibgs break every time something terrible happened, showing how awful it can really be to have a lifespan as long as Polgara’s.

The Belgariad Series and the Mallorean Series are hands down one of the best science fiction series ever written. David Eddings’ wife, Leigh Eddings, was an oolgara co-author on many of his early books, but he had later acknowledged that she contributed to them all. It’s a short-hand that is often used in fantasy books but generally among different species, for example orcs or elves, rather than races of humans.

The novel rounds out Belgarath’s story and adds depth and nuance to major historical events. Return to Book Page. May 31, Amber rated it it was ok. 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 flammable.

Polgara the Sorceress

He later switched to writing epic fantasy, a field in which he achieved great success. Also, in all the years of writing about the Belgarion world, Eddings seems not to have developed one iota as a writer. To see what your eorceress thought of this book, please sign up. It’s quite action-packed, in a way, so each time I started feeling like nothing much was happening, something did happen that had me on the edge of my seat again. Polgara looked gravely into his face. The place to start is with the first volume of the Belgariad, Pawn of Prophecy which was published first.


Apr 12, Rebecca rated it liked it Shelves: Ordained to make peace and make war, to gain love and lose love, Polgara lives out her family’s rich prophecy in the ceaseless struggle between the Light and the Dark. Her hair streaked white by her father’s first touch, her mind guided by a mother she will not see again for centuries, Polgara begins life in her Uncle Beldin’s tower, and in the prehistorical, magical Tree that stands in the middle of the Vale.

No one can compare within modern fantasy writing like Eddings, whose distinctive style and unique flair is second to none and which is at the top with all the greatest writers of this genre. May 30, Maddy Lanslots rated it it was amazing. At the Battle of Vo Mimbre, Polgara learned that in the prophecies of the other side, her role was to be the bride of the dark god Torak.

The only redeeming feature of this terrible book is the last few pages of the last chapter not the forgettable epilogueand that is only for the nostalgia. To be precise, Polgara the sorceress is almost entirely a rewrite of Belgarath the Sorcerer, but told from Polgara’s perspective.

May 05, Aaron Anderson rated it liked it Shelves: When the Rivan King was killed by assassins, Polgara became the guardian of a secret line of surviving heirs. To ask other readers questions about Polgara the Sorceressplease sign up. Ten books of characterization completely undercut in this explosion of sexist twaddle.

Beldaran was fair-haired and Polgara was dark. Polgara is possibly the bossiest person I have ever encountered in fiction.