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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First edition book cover. David Eddings was an American author who wrote several best-selling series of epic fantasy novels. Even though they come first chronologically, aorceress prequels would not be a very interesting read before the remainder of the series.

I’ve tried to accept her and having read her story I think I understand her a little better, but she continues to appear impossibly arrogant. Bit of a shame. According to various historical dates listed in Belgarath the Sorcerer and Polgara the Sorceress we are able to determine that Polgara and Beldaran were born in the year A. It’s been a while since I read the final, 12th book in the Belgariad by David and Leigh Eddings and it was a little emotional when putting down the book for the last time just now.

Polgara the Sorceress

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. Her continued defiance both confused and infuriated him. He later switched to writing sorceresss fantasy, a field in which he achieved great success.

This is the Eddings’ chance to expound at appalling length their various opinions about the hard-wired differences between men and women, leading women to be conniving, emotional, good in the kitchen and with children, completely irrational in love, and made for making babies.


Polgara the Sorceress by David Eddings

His women, especially, seem to all be cut from the same bitchy and bossy cloth. She davjd she alone is the ‘grown up’ in the room and everyone else is under her thumb or else. There, she first learns the reaches of her powers. April Learn how and when to remove this template message.

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Following Torak’s defeat at Vo Mimbre, Polgara returned to caring for the descendants of Riva, eventually raising Garion. Beldaran soon died, but Polgara, as a sorceress and disciple of Aldur, did not age. Over the years, she maintained a relationship with the descendants of Beldaran. Lists davic This Book. David and Leigh Eddings have triumphed again with this spectacular novel, to add to your collection of original fantasy works by masterful writers.

POLGARA THE SORCERESS by David Eddings , Leigh Eddings | Kirkus Reviews

The different author attribution of this and Belgarath the Sorcerer apparently reflects not a change in how David Eddings’ books are written, but is more an overdue acknowledgement. At the Battle of Vo Mimbre, Polgara learned that in the prophecies of the daavid side, her role was to be the bride of the dark god Torak. The Redemption of Althalus. The character interactions are unfortunately quite repetitive and the characterisation of women is not very nuanced. Her father held firm against her full power without his will breaking, though he was upset that he was forced to take such action against her, never having wanted to do so.


Of course, by the end of th Belgariad I’d come around, but THIS book really explains so much more about Polgara and why she is the way she is, I really fell in love with it. The amusing Arendish political escapades do not make up for the serious commitment to eyerolling required.


When I first started reading the Belgariad I thought Polgara was extremely dry and I couldn’t understand everyone’s affection for her, she just didn’t seem like the mothering type of figure to me that they were portraying her as. If you enjoy that series and the Malloreon, then come back to the two prequels. But not THAT fun. Her eyes were very large, and luminous, and their color changed with her mood, ranging from a light blue so pale as to be virtually gray to a deep lavender.

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My daughters have even recruited their friends to read them and again, everyone is a fan. The main part of the sorceresz then opens just before the birth of Polgara and her sister. When I first started reading the Belgariad I thought Polgara was extremely dry and I couldn’t understand everyone’s An amazing companion to Belgarath the Sorcerer.

Depressingly, I think it’s a better book in a lot of ways than Belgarath the Sorcerer – the material is largely new and entertaining sorcerress, with the exception of the almost word-for-word repeat of the Vo Mimbre section, is paced fairly well. 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 all.

Open Preview See a Problem? I’ll be picking up Belgarath’s story next! Soon after her birth, her father, Belgarathtouched her forehead in a gesture of welcome to his first-born which was also a symbol to which his original race performed on their first born.

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