The Rivan Codex: Ancient Texts of The Belgariad and The Malloreon

The Rivan Codex: Ancient Texts of The Belgariad and The Malloreon

by David Eddings, Leigh Eddings

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Overview

Join David and Leigh Eddings on a fascinating behind-the-scenes tour of the extensive background materials they compiled before beginning the masterpiece of epic fantasy unforgettably set down in The Belgariad and The Malloreon and their two companion volumes, Belgarath the Sorcerer and Polgara the Sorceress.

Our tour stretches from the wealthy Empire of Tolnedra to the remote Isle of the Winds, from the mysterious mountains of Ulgoland to the forbidding reaches of darkest Mallorea. Along the way, you will meet old friends and enemies alike. Rare volumes will be opened to your eyes. Sacred holy books in which you may read the secrets of the Gods themselves and of their prophets. Scholarly histories of the rise and fall of empires from the Imperial Library at Tol Honeth. The profound mysteries of the Malloreon Gospels. THE RIVAN CODEX will enrich your understanding of all that has gone before . . . and whet your appetite for more spectacular adventures from this talented team.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780345435866
Publisher: Random House Publishing Group
Publication date: 11/02/1999
Series: Belgariad Prequel Series
Edition description: Reissue
Pages: 480
Sales rank: 453,528
Product dimensions: 4.24(w) x 6.80(h) x 1.00(d)

About the Author

David Eddings published his first novel, High Hunt, in 1973, before turning to the field of fantasy and The Belgariad, soon followed by The Malloreon. Born in Spokane, Washington, in 1931, 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 has served in the United States Army, has worked as a buyer for the Boeing Company, and has been a grocery clerk and a college English teacher.

Leigh Eddings has collaborated with her husband for more than a dozen years.

David and Leigh Eddings live in the Southwest.

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Rivan Codex 4.2 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 37 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I luv both series (belgariad and mallorean) BUT they arent there! They neeeeed to be there!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Book so good i wept when i finished the mallorean cant believe i finished them
Guest More than 1 year ago
Im only 13 but one day I was in a desperate search for something to read. As I was going through my mom's old books i found David Edding's 'The Belgariad' series. My mom said they were good so i began the first book. After the first book i got so into it i read the rest in a little more than a month. I then found the first 2 books of Edding's 'The Mallorean'. i read them and then searced stores to buy the others. Ive recently finished the 'malloreon' and i also read 'Polgara the Sorceress'. im now finishing 'Belgarath the Sorcerer' and it is awesome. when im done ill start the 'Rivan Codex' and i cant wait. these are the best books ive ever read and i hope David and Leigh Eddings keep up the good work!
Guest More than 1 year ago
If you like fantasy, or if you have read any of the edding's books before, or you want to be a writer, this book is for you. You get all the backround on all the books, including all the holy books for all the races of the world.
Guest More than 1 year ago
I have read every book by David and/or Leigh Eddings, and I have thoroughly enjoyed each and every one. The balance between fantasy and ugly reality is maintained beautifully by one of the world's best authors. READ THESE BOOKS! You will NOT be disappointed.
Guest More than 1 year ago
This book can get a bit technical, so I didn't read it straight through. The Belgariad and Mallorean are written so wonderfully, that you feel like you know every single character. I read all 10 books in 2 months, and am currently trying to buy them all so I don't have to go through the library system to get them to read again.
Guest More than 1 year ago
A well written book, this is a true masterpiece. Not only does David Eddings let the readers see how he came up with the Belgariad and Mallorean, but gives his reasons why. A good read for anyone interested in fantasy.
Guest More than 1 year ago
I have to give eddings his 12th consec. 5 star win... excellent m/m eddings
Guest More than 1 year ago
As of now the only books I havent read of his are The Losers and this one. This author easily beats any other I have read. From the start to finish you will love each and every book he has made, I can't stop reading his books.
jimmaclachlan on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
I really liked the Belgariad & the Mallorean was OK, but this is taking it too far for me. I really liked the original Star Trek, but never had any interest in learning Klingon. If you did or do, maybe this book is for you.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Want to read them but they are not here to purchase
tmr210 More than 1 year ago
If you have read the Belgariad and the Mallorean then you will love this book. It really details the information one would to create fantasy worlds. Loved it!
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