Polgara the Sorceress

Polgara the Sorceress

by David Eddings, Leigh Eddings

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Polgara the Sorceress 4.5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 60 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
This is a great conclusion to Everything we learned from the precursers, and I believe that it brings Polgara's life full circle. She goes from being a twin and a daughter, to being the most powerful woman in the world, to being a wife, and finally to being the mother of twins. This volume, along with Belgarath, give us the background of everything that has happened in the Belgaraid and Mallorean, and, specifically, the ancestry of Belgarion and Ce'Nedra.
willowcove on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
This entire series is wonderful. One of the earlier "young boy discovers that he's more than he was led to believe" stories. A classic in the fantasy genre that pulls you into a great read.
saehistoria on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
Ah-ha! The story that everyone really wants to hear. Pol is the ultimate fantasy female and the hints dropped in the Belgariad and Malloreon about her past leave the reader itching to know the whole story.Eddings could be almost terse in his storytelling with Garion's two sagas, but Pol's book is where he allows for the lavish detail of the world and the rich character of the great lady herself to shine. All the stops are pulled and we are gifted with an even fuller account of 'what really happened' than Belgarath offered in his chronicle.Pol's relationship with her father is a key element of the Belgariad and Malloreon, and it is founded on their love of Beldaran. The telling of that unique relationship leads to the revelation of Pol's character because she builds it entirely on the affection and grief that embodies her feelings for her twin sister. Beldaran's loss spurs the story on to round out Pol's personality so that she will be ready when the time comes for her to take up her role as Guardian of the line of Riva, and what a journey it is! From the Vale to Vo Wacune and Vo Mimbre, and finally to Faldor's Farm, Polgara blossoms into the powerful, charismatic and arresting sorceress who commands the worship of all Eddings' readers.Had Eddings and his wife never composed this singularly sumptuous account of Polgara, the entire collection of the Belgarion novels would be less for it. This is a true achievement.
RickeleBello on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
I love Polgara. I loved watching her character develop during the series and I enjoyed reading the book about her. She is a very powerful sorceress and it describes how she became that way.
drbubbles on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
Much snarkier than is common in fantasy.
Artur on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
A very well written book, but suffers from the same problem that all the female leads in eddings' novels share; they are over idealized fantasy views of women rather than truly realistic creations.Polgara is always in control, never at a loss; she befuddles the men around her with the depth of her intelligence and power of her personality. Many, if not most, wish they could marry her. Her overwhelming beauty is apparent to all, and her girlish petulance and bossiness are always charming and winning, never annoying or considered well over the top. Her characterization reads very much like a female pipe dream rather than a fully realised character, and it grows tiring.The book is a good read, and a good companion piece to Belgarath the Sorcerer. It is inferior to that work, however, and to the two multi-volume series from which they are drawn.
seldombites on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
This is my favourite book from the Belgariad/Mallorean series'.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Good follow up to all the other books
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