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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She learned to shift into the form of an owl, a shape she learned from her mother. Men are all little boys that never grow up and have to be guided by the wiser and more mature women. Her continued defiance both confused and infuriated him, but she was nonetheless afraid of Torak.


I enjoyed the story of these books so much. She later becomes the wife of Durnikthe blacksmith turned sorcerer, known as the Man with Two Lives. Beldaran soon died, but Polgara, as a sorceress and disciple of Aldur, did not age.

Now, in their defense, this does not in any of their books prevent women from doing all sorts of interesting and significant things, but good god this pernicious s thinking makes me flinch away from the page about every fourth paragraph. There are also some inconsistencies from the earlier texts which is only natural, over so much time.

Following Torak’s defeat at Vo Mimbre, Polgara returned to caring for the descendants of Riva, eventually raising Garion.

Polgara the Sorceress

An amazing companion to Belgarath the Sorcerer. I love David Eddings, Polgara is simply annoying. When Garion had to set forth in order to save the world again, both Polgara and her husband, along with their other companions, went with him.

She imposed her own particular notions on the people of her duchy, modernizing its government and freeing her serfs.

Apr 12, Rebecca rated it liked it Shelves: A magnificent epic fantasy novel that is an absorbing read, which combines a complex plot with remarkable imagination. The first prequel tells a first person narrative of the life of Belgarath the Sorcerer’the Eternal Man’; this second one is the same, courtesy of his daughter, Polgara. Ultimately she earned the gratitude of the dukes and her own duchy, and she became the Duchess of Erat.


But while I often dislike the main character and never warm to PoledraI do love the overall story this book is a part of and as with all my reading, I’m going to reread it for completeness every time.

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She was a reputed sorcress and later, arguably the best cook in the world. Of course, the fact that she watches over the Rivan line – her sister’s line – is also an important plot element. Having to go through it all onceagain in Polgara’s tale was nigh on insufferable. Polgara looked gravely into his face.

Their scene-setting introductions follow on after the end of the main series. Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read.

There is a distinct sentimental vein to David Eddings – I once read an interview in which he referred to Tolkien J. Full name and title s. When I first started reading the Socreress I thought Polgara was extremely dry and I couldn’t understand everyone’s An amazing companion to Belgarath the Sorcerer.

Ten books of characterization completely undercut in this explosion of sexist twaddle. Also, in all the years of edings Quite frankly, you dafid not going to get anything from this book that Eddings has not already told countless times in the earlier books of the Belgarion world.

Eddings just regurgitates everything once more. Eddings has a way sorcerses writing the same story sometimes with different names over and over, and dvid book is no real exception.

I’ll just be annoyed while I do it. Want to Read Currently Reading Read. It is a fantastic end to the series, a story about a magnificent woman whose dedication to protecting the line of the Godslayer didn’t preclude her from dabbling in politics, planning assassinations, overthrowing duchies, establishing kingdoms, dancing sensually enough to make jaws drop, and having a whale of a time while doing so.

The characters welcome you “Polgara the Sorceress” wraps up David Eddings’s high fantasy series that started with the 5 books of the Belgariad, continued through the 5 books of the Mallorean, and “Belgarath the Sorceror.


If yiou have read them, its a great add on and fills in some details about the history of the place. Her hair streaked wh She soars above a davir of warriors, kings, and priests. He later switched to writing epic fantasy, a field in which he achieved great success.

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. This is still an excellent read even though I have very daid sympathy with the so called heroine, because Eddings is just a brilliant story teller.

I have recommended these series to at least 30 different people and not one of them have not come away being a die hard fan. The focus of her work was to end sometimes by force the Arendish civil wars. The story is told in such a way that I could almost feel my heart break every time something terrible happened, showing how awful it can really be to have a lifespan as long as Polgara’s.

So don’t read it for the plot, but for the dialogue.

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.

For hardcore Eddings fans only. Jun 06, Sarah rated it liked it Shelves: Fills in all edvings blank spots. I didn’t enjoy it 20 years ago either but with the changes in culture we have experience in that time it’s even harder sometimes to read.

May 03, Stacey rated it really liked it Shelves: That said, the usual standard rules concerning reading any Eddings work applies, perhaps even moreso because this book admittedly is just a retread of events that have already been written about, just from another character’s POV.