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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I found myself falling in love with all the new characters throughout the story, however. May 03, Stacey rated it really liked it Shelves: I’ve tried to accept her and having read her story I think I understand her a little better, but she continues to appear impossibly arrogant.

It’s a short-hand that is often used in fantasy books but generally among different species, for example orcs or elves, rather than races of humans. Mar 14, Simon Mcleish rated it liked it. The endless misogyny would have driven me to throw the book in the trash. Beldaran was chosen, as indeed this was her role in the ongoining War of Destinies. 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.

Plot summary Edit Ravid the Sorceress begins with Ce’Nedra entreating Polgara to write a book about her life, filling in the gaps left by her father’s story, Belgarath the Sorcerer. Over the years, she maintained a relationship with the descendants of Beldaran and Riva that would eventually become her life’s work.

It tells of her relationship with her mother and her twin sister, the animosity she feels towards her father and her ongoing relationship with him, the way she finally loses Beldaran multiple times, in several waysand the way she learns about her gift and how to use it. The only reason to read this book is in order to have read all the books of the Belgarion dwvid, and as with the rest of Eddings fantasy, it eddijgs an easy read that can be absorbed in a matter of hours without any noticable brain activity.


Polgara was born first, but Beldaran was the dominant twin. Ten books of characterization completely undercut in this explosion of sexist twaddle.

She is the many generations removed aunt of Belgarion and the daughter of Belgarath. It’s nice to see things from Polgara’s perspective, but a lot of what I was most interested in was skipped daavid.

Polgara the Sorceress (novel)

For many years, Polgara hated her father. Goodreads helps you keep efdings of books you want to read. Like Belgarathit is presented as a first-person narrative recounting sorcerdss life of the eponymous character, Polgara, framed by a prologue and epilogue in the third person] placing it in context relative to the earlier stories. Also, in all the years of writing about the Belgarion world, Eddings seems not to have developed one iota as a writer.

Polgara the Sorceress

Beldaran soon died, but Polgara, as a sorceress and disciple of Aldur, did not age. After the birth of the twins, Poledra was presumed to have died; but continued communication with Polgara. She was better than he at subtle works and had a particularly deft touch with human minds.

A magnificent epic fantasy novel that is an absorbing read, which combines a complex plot with remarkable imagination. Now, Polgara looks back at her magnificent life, in this fitting crown jewel to the saga that is the Eddings’ Belgariad and Mallorean cycles. LibraryThing recommendations and tag cloud.


Polgara the Sorceress by David Eddings; Leigh Eddings – FictionDB

Davvid start off slow, but they are well worth the reading. Quite frankly, you are not going to get anything from this book that Eddings has not already told countless times in the earlier books of the Belgarion world. Aug 26, Dayna rated it liked it.

I’ve seen a lot of reviews complaining about the sexism of this book Eddings seems to think men and women think differently, which is probably true, but also that each gender all think the same, which is definitely not ; actually I find the racism more offensive.

International Editions Edit Due to different publishing standards, the large text was often divided for international markets.

She and she alone is the ‘grown up’ in the room and everyone else is under her thumb or else. The focus of her work was to end sometimes by force the Arendish civil wars. The strong point of this series was the adventure, not the characterization nor the witty dialogue which Eddings seemed to imagine he was writing so I see no need to eddinbs this unless you are a Belgariad completist.

When the Rivan King Beldaran’s descendant was assassinated, Polgara became the guardian of a secret line of surviving heirs, incognito in Sendaria and its neighboring domains. As polgqra teenager I was pretty fond of David Edding’s books, but they don’t hold up well after time.