Enchanters’ End Game (The Belgariad, Book 5) [David Eddings, Leigh Eddings] on *FREE* shipping on qualifying offers. THE DRIVE OF. Garion proceeds through Gar og Nadrak, and despite a few incidents (such as being forced to join the army at one point, having been mistaken for a Nadrak). Eddings concludes the Belgariad, ponders the division among his characters and Enchanters’ End Game, first published in , is the last book in David.

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If Torak wins, evil will rule the world. Upon the company’s return to RivaGarion and Ce’Nedra plan their wedding and reception. 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”.

This is a grand story that rattles along at a good pace. Garion learns that Polgara is Belgarath’s daughter and the sister of Garion’s second-most-distant female ancestor identified in the prologue as Queen Beldaran, wife of Eddungsand for that reason called his aunt.

Thereafter Mister Wolf follows an invisible trail through several regions until they are arrested. And in that battle shall be decided the fate of the world.

Prince Yarvi has vowed to regain a throne he never wanted.

Although I believe it advid have been pages shorter, David Eddings ties everything together so well. So, Lady Polgara freely gives up her not insubstantial power for the life and love of a good man, who incidentally died a heroes death jumping on the Big Bad for the honor of ‘his’ woman.

Open Preview See a Problem? But every other POV is a female, because Eddings dips in around the West and visits the queens who are holding the thrones while their husbands are off fighting the big war. When complete, I read the whole series again in half the time. The two competing prophecies finally come to their point of divergence as the hame of the snchanters battle the assembled forces of the evil god Torak, while the young wizard Garion will determine the very existence of the world as he ventures further east.

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Garion, with the help of his friends, has saved the Orb of Aldur and their quest is over.

Many things were resolved too easily, and some were not resolved at all except in a sentence. Nothing else makes any sense. Analysis 3 days ago.

One of the superfriends finally died The first is great fun, the second more of the same, not done quite as well. Eddings cannot draw parallels to the end of the Cold War yet. A Surprising Capitulation One of the most philosophically engaging moments in the novel is when Torak tempts Garion.

Enchanter’s End Game by David Eddings

Ce’Nedra and Garion are married. Why the heck didn’t they simply change into birds and fly to their destination? However, this world lacks the otherworldly quality of Tolkien’s imagination to make the journey itself magical, as it involves traipsing through a fantasy world of kingdoms populated with people that are effectively described as “X is from Y, so his dominant characteristic is Z”.

In Tolkien’s Lord of the Rings trilogy, Gandalf provides much of the exposition on the secret knowledge of the world, but the future and fate of the world are uncertain I doubt he foresaw the failure of his ring-bearer, for example. With the two prophecies converging, which side will win? The two co The fifth and final book in Edding’s Belgariad series has a distinctly “Return of the King” flavour, but it is dogged by many of the same problems found in the earlier books.

The Best Books of This ensured that none of the characters felt flat to me. The World Tree rises up out of the seething clouds like a green mountain, lifting its children up to the light. Martin’s A Game of Thrones. Sure, this setting is patriarchal, but that doesn’t mean every woman has to be a fliggering idiot. As with past outings in the series, End Game is written in a competent fashion that keeps the action moving forward and makes the book a fairly swift read.

The Hidden City The Tamuli: Riva, Cherek’s youngest son, is found to be able to hold the Orb unharmed; he and his descendants protect the Orb from Torak.

Up Next A Wedding and a Break-in. It predates this crazy onslaught of market-driven writers who hope to make a quick name, a huge splash, and a lot of money all in the name of the written word. Shortly after the betrothal, Garion learns from the Mrin Prophecy that the Rivan King must slay the god Torak or die in the process. By using this site, you agree to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy.


Such is the death of the Dragon God of Angarak. The characters in these novels are rather diverse as everybody has their own strengths and failings.

Enchanters’ End Game (The Belgariad, #5) by David Eddings

Durnik is restored after Polgara affirms that she loves Durnik and would agree to be limited in her own power in order to have him as her consort on the premise that a marriage must be a partnership of equalsand thereby have “no power greater” than he has.

It’s more of the same – too much so – so it’s a let down. More rejoicing, more stale stuff, and the chosen one, hero boy gets to ‘impale’ his ‘tiny little princess. Not so with Belgarath, Edding’s more relaxed Gandalf counterpart, who is so confident in the prophecy that the challenges along the way always seem to be more inconveniences than actual threats.

How does a man kill an immortal God? He had never asked for any of this. Enchanters’ End Game 1 9 Feb 22, Torak attempts to sway Polgara; but Garion sends images of Durnik into her mind, thereby helping her to withstand Torak’s call.

Torak tries several times to tempt Garion away from his path, until he refuses explicitly. Looking forward to reading The Mallorean series, which is an extension off this I guess.

Enchanters’ End Game

Dec 19, Jim rated it really liked it Shelves: The Belgariad is a middle-of-the-road fantasy series. Somehow, Garion had to face the God, to kill or be killed.

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