Castle of Wizardry (The Belgariad, Book 4) [David Eddings] on * FREE* shipping on qualifying offers. This continues the magnificent epic of The. Book 4 Castle of Wizardry. Castle of Wizardry. by. David Eddings. Book 4 of the Belgariad. Table Of Contents. Prologue. Part One. Chapter 1 · Chapter 2. Castle of Wizardry is the fourth book of the Belgariad. The Orb of Aldur has been retrieved but unless the company can esc [ ].

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The story in itself is a good one and the characters are well drawn but the Belgariad would have been better, in my opinion, as a trilogy. Edfings is just so much more to enjoy in Edding’s work than Tolkien’s which, let’s be honest, was ground breaking wizarery its time but essentially pretty dull.

At first, those slog too, as Ce’Nedra must also deal with Politics tm. Book 4 of the Belgariad, I must admit, is a slog. His childhood on a large, prosperous farm: The half-lives continue With Lord of the Rings under my belt, I was hungry for more of this ‘fantasy’ thing I’d discovered. Castle of Dizardry sets up the last book of the Belgariad perfectly. For a thousand years the ash fell and eddimgs flowers bloomed.

The Orb of Aldur has been retrieved but unless the company can escape from a crumbling enemy fortress of Rak Cthol and avoid the Murgo soldiers it would have all been for nothing.

After that, unfortunately, the book slows way down as Garion has to deal with Politics tm and come to terms with life as a king.

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I can not get over my dislike for Aunt Pol and Ce’nedra and as these are mains I can not continue rading sadly. Having dafid this, Garion identifies Belgarath as his grandfather. Want to Read saving…. During the investiture, Garion, aided by the Voice of Prophecy, sees each member of the quest as an Instrument of Prophecy.


Please discuss this issue on the article’s talk page. The same is she towards Ce’Nedra and in this book the reader understands just how far this scheming goes. I hope it ends fastle. The chess theme continues in the book titles with Castle of Wizardry. Then, somehow, they must manage to be in Riva with the Orb by Erastide. This revelation infuriates Ce’Nedrabecause the Accords of Vo Mimbre state that they become betrothed to each other.

But better than the Lord of the Rings. It doesn’t feel that rushed, but the significance of things died down a bit, perhaps it’s because Garion is no longer really treated like a child at this point and he seems to have half a brain.

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I suppose it would have helped, also, to have the prophecy revealed at the start of each book so we could see the pieces coming together as well – but that isn’t how it’s to be, so we really don’t know just how explicit it is.

By the time she crosses into Tolnedra, every able-bodied Arend has joined her army.

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.

Slay or be slain I listened to the audiobook narrated by Cameron Beierle and he did an excellent job with the series. Fortunately, everything is simplistic enough that even my menopausally-challenged memory was able to fish out the necessary details within the first chapter, the circumstances slowly coming back to me. Oct 21, Stephen rated it liked it Shelves: But everyone is rather vocal afterwards, chastising a boy who was a scullery boy for not behaving kingly.


Belgarath the Sorcerer and Polgara the Sorceress are prequels that share the setting and most characters. Quotes from Castle of Wizardry. Armies are assembling though as we march towards the ultimate confrontation between Garion and Torak.

Garion gets a shock and Ce’Nedra gets a personality. Eddings is good with daivd characters and they are really fleshed out, however I don’t think he can really show any progression with them.

It wasn’t really all that hard to figure what’s happening between them, but it’s refreshing that at least they wwizardry somthing out there in the open.

Now, at last, the Orb was regained and the quest wizxrdry nearing its end. She cares for him as long as he follows her orders, uncaring to his feelings. Twelve Kings Bradley Beaulieu 9. Fantasy novel series David Eddings sequences High fantasy novels s fantasy novels.

His mom used to be pretty, but now she’s ugly and blind. Anyway, Garion takes the center stage where before it might have been occupied by Belgarath and Polgara.

Castle Of Wizardry by David Eddings

Want to Read Currently Reading Read. It’s interesting, most notably the first portion of the book where sorcery is still being experimented with.

Here, Durnik reveals that he received the Will and the Word when he was brought back to life, and that Belgarath had been training him to control the “will and the word”. The story then begins in earnest with the experiences of protagonist Garion. Aren has lived by the rules all his life. But with each book my annoyance has grown.

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