Pawn of Prophecy (The Belgariad)

4.16 avg rating
( 82,422 ratings by Goodreads )
9780712602303: Pawn of Prophecy (The Belgariad)
View all copies of this ISBN edition:

"Eddings' BELGARIAD is exactly the kind of fantasy I like. It has magic, adventure, humor, mystery, and a certain delightful human insight."
Piers Anthony
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...?
From the Paperback edition.

"synopsis" may belong to another edition of this title.

From the Publisher:

There is a television commercial for potato chips that challenges "Bet you can't eat just one." A similar challenge could easily be made for the books that are part of the Belgariad series: "Bet you can't read just one." When I read Pawn of Prophecy, I couldn't stop and continued right on through the other four books of the Belgariad. I was then quite sad that I finished the series. It felt like saying good-bye to a bunch of great friends...and after all we had been through together that was hard.
                                                --Tim Kochuba, General Manager

About the Author:

David Eddings (1931-2009) published his first novel, High Hunt, in 1973, before turning to the field of fantasy with the Belgariad, soon followed by the Malloreon. Born in Spokane, Washington, and raised in the Puget Sound area north of Seattle, he received his Bachelor of Arts degree from Reed College in Portland, Oregon, in 1954, and a master of arts degree from the University of Washington in 1961. He served in the US Army, worked as a buyer for the Boeing Company, and was both a grocery clerk and a college English teacher. He lived in Nevada until his death, at the age of 77.

"About this title" may belong to another edition of this title.

(No Available Copies)

Search Books:

Create a Want

If you know the book but cannot find it on AbeBooks, we can automatically search for it on your behalf as new inventory is added. If it is added to AbeBooks by one of our member booksellers, we will notify you!

Create a Want

Other Popular Editions of the Same Title

9780345335517: Pawn of Prophecy (Belgariad)

Featured Edition

ISBN 10:  0345335511 ISBN 13:  9780345335517
Publisher: Del Rey, 1986

9780552168335: Pawn Of Prophecy

Transw..., 2012

9780345468642: Pawn of Prophecy (Belgariad)

Del Rey, 2004

9780552554763: Pawn of Prophecy (Belgariad)

Corgi ..., 2006

9780345418883: Pawn of Prophecy (Belgariad, Book 1)

Del Rey, 1997