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Pawn of Prophecy
Pawn of Prophecy | David Eddings
Selected as a 2003 Popular Paperback for Young Adults by the Young Adult Library Services Association Long ago, so the storyteller claimed, the evil God Torak sought dominion over all and drove the world to war. Now the one talisman keeping this sinister force from seizing power has been disturbedand no one will be safe. . . . Raised on a quiet farm by his Aunt Pol, Garion spends his days lounging in his aunts warm kitchen and playing in the surrounding fields with his friends. He has never believed in magic, despite the presence of a cloaked, shadowless stranger who has haunted him from a distance for years. But one afternoon, the wise storyteller Wolf appears and urges Garion and his aunt to leave the farm that very night. Without understanding why, Garion is whisked away from the only home he has ever knownand thrown into dark and unfamiliar lands. Thus begins an extraordinary quest to stop a reawakened evil from devouring all that is good. It is a journey that will lead Garion to discover his heritage and his future. For the magic that once seemed impossible to Garion is now his destiny. The first exciting adventure in David Eddingss The Belgariad Pawn of Prophecyis the newest addition to the Del Rey Imagine program, which offers the best in fantasy and science fiction for readers twelve and up.
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wanderinglynn
Pawn of Prophecy | David Eddings
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#festivephotochallenge Dec. 3 - Naughty/Nice #wintergames #TeamFestivus

Silk/Kheldar, a Drasnian prince, spy, and thief, is both naughty & nice in the Belgariad series. Introduced in Pawn of the Prophecy, he‘s described as fairly short with a rat-like face, scruffy black hair, narrow eyes, a very long nose that tends to twitch when his cleverness was about to secure him a profit.

Image by Melissa Findley on the David Eddings wiki site.

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wanderinglynn
Pawn of Prophecy | David Eddings
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#wonderouswednesday
Thanks for the tag @4thhouseontheleft 😘
1. Ken Follett‘s Pillars of the Earth
2. So many, but the tagged is one of my faves to reread
3. 688 on GR
4. Dot Journaling A Practical Guide. It was okay, but kind of basic.

Lindy When you get to Pillars of the Earth, I think you will be glad. It‘s really good. 3mo
Eggs Thanks for playing 💗👏🏻🤗📚 3mo
wanderinglynn @Lindy One of these days, I will get to it. 😂 3mo
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TracyReadsBooks
Pawn of Prophecy | David Eddings
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Not reading as much these days as preparations for my excavation season ramp up but there is always time to post cool retro book covers. Today‘s isn‘t actually all that old but it is a beloved, battered 1984 paperback edition of Pawn of Prophecy. $2.95 and worth every penny. This was my favorite fantasy series as a teen and one that holds up (the original 5)—still makes me laugh every time I read it.

wanderinglynn It‘s one of my favorites too! ❤️❤️❤️ It was the series that introduced 11-year-old me to epic fantasy. I still love it. 6mo
Kaddele Oooh, I hadn‘t thought about these in a long time - I remember absolutely devouring them at the time. Now where have I put them? (edited) 6mo
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mrsmarch
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1. I do. Unfort, my dreams are always disturbing. I had to learn lucid dreaming in high school just to cope.
2. A tame female wolpertinger (See inset) named Gad. Small, yet fierce. I assume the does would not have such large antlers.
3. Flavia Albia from Lindsey Davis
4. The Kingdoms from the tagged book. I would love to live in Riva.
5. I‘m taking my girls to Disney! The imagination is going to be out of control!

#hellothursday #imagination

wanderinglynn Great answers! And I love The Belgariad! I‘d like to meet Polgara. Thanks for playing! 💜 8mo
mrsmarch @wanderinglynn I‘d love to meet her. I‘m not sure if she‘d be my friend 😂 8mo
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Chrissyreadit
Pawn of Prophecy | David Eddings
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The outstanding, spectacular, and incredibly expeditious @hermyknee has already sent my #scififantasyswap - let the countdown begin!

hermyknee It was so much fuuuuunnnn!!! You can ask @That-Bookish-Hiker I was a little bit obsessive about your box 😅 Now all the waiting 😳 9mo
Avanders 🤭🤭 Yay!! 💃🏽💃🏽💃🏽 9mo
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PaulaNovotna
Pawn of Prophecy | David Eddings
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Pickpick

I enjoyed the book thoroughly, it reminds me of the kind of fantasy I used to read when I was a child. It made me happy and content and the whole book feels like a fantasy road trip with friends and family. I will definitely read the whole series!

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Vinjii
Pawn of Prophecy | David Eddings
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My favourite reads this January 😍 All three are fantasy. Two from back in the day, and The Wicked King just came out and is a YA fantasy with fairies.

Also look at how pretty my frosted garden looks 😊

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Vinjii
Pawn of Prophecy | David Eddings
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Some old-fashioned fantasy for the weekend. I hope everyone is well. Trying to figure out what to eat currently...I‘m hungry for bad food 😂

Pogue I love David Eddings. His worlds are amazing. 10mo
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Pogue
Pawn of Prophecy | David Eddings
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Pickpick

I love the series, I am so glad to be revisiting it.

keys_on_fire One of my ‘comfort foods‘ 😊 12mo
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GivenLemons
Pawn of Prophecy | David Eddings
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I first read this series when I was in primary school! It‘s a perfect series to revisit when I‘m burnt out from uni. I love the quiet story in this book and the characters. #fantasy

JazzFeathers I've meant to read Eddings since the 1990s... and l still haven't 😨 14mo
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kezzlou85
Pawn of Prophecy | David Eddings
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Pickpick

Book 1 in the series and a good beginning. Was recommended these by my mother-in-law's husband and so far I'm liking them. A good fantasy with some interesting characters.

wanderinglynn Love this series! It‘s one of my favorites! ❤️ 1y
TCLinrow These books were what made me fall in love with fantasy!❤ 1y
kezzlou85 @wanderinglynn I'm enjoying it and got all the others so can read the whole series 1y
kezzlou85 @TCLinrow I hadn't heard of them but I'm glad I have now. 1y
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TCLinrow
Pawn of Prophecy | David Eddings
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For yesterday's #CoolBooks prompt I couldn't think of any memorable #swords from any #FairyTales 🤔 but I have these beauties instead, that would definitely seem to fit 😉

@Linsy

Jovy Good pick! I ❤️ The Belgariad! 2y
Quirkybookworm You‘ll get a kick out of Malice. It‘s brutal and it‘ll have you on an emotional ride throughout the series. I‘ve read all 4 of them last month. I‘m still reeling from it which I@still haven‘t done my review. 2y
Linsy Great covers! 🖤💙 2y
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wanderinglynn
Pawn of Prophecy | David Eddings
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#MagicalMonday
1. Hard to pick just one, but I probably listen to 90s grunge the most.
2. David & Leigh Eddings who introduced me to epic fantasy.
3. Books of course. Or gift cards/money for books.
4. Books - it‘s my fave baby shower gift.
5. ☀️ low 80s, low/no humidity

keys_on_fire ❤️ ❤️ ❤️ the Belgariad! I re-read Polgara more times than I should probably admit. 😊 2y
Ruri_kaichou @wanderinglynn @keys_on_fire me too! I fell in love with fantasy with the Belgaraid and Mallorean. I'm planning on rereading them this year. 2y
wanderinglynn @keys_on_fire @Ruri_kaichou 👍🏻 😀 I was introduced to the Belgariad when I was 10 or 11. I reread it, The Mallorean, and then the two companion books (Polgara & Belgarath) every couple of years. ❤️ those books! 2y
Seekingtardis My dad loves David Eddings, he always falls back to his books and has had to replace several over the years because they have fallen apart from so much use. 😍 2y
wanderinglynn @Seekingtardis 👍🏻 You can never go wrong with David & Leigh Eddings. 😀 2y
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wanderinglynn
Pawn of Prophecy | David Eddings
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#TuesdayTidbits
1. The tagged book - one of my first “grown-up” books, I was given when I was 12. It was my first real introduction to fantasy (there was no HP back then ?). I fell instantly in love with the genre.
2. A tough choice. Jane Austen, the Brontë sisters, Elizabeth Barrett Browning, or George Eliot or any of the female writers/poets from the 1800s.
3. Not using the Oxford comma and misusing ‘s
4. @Wanderingwithwords ???

Sophoclessweetheart Thank you for the tag Lynn. 🙏💛 X 2y
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wanderinglynn
Pawn of Prophecy | David Eddings
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There are so many fantastic child protagonists - Matilda, Coraline, HP, Fern, Laura Ingalls - the list goes on & on. But one that immediately came to mind was David Eddings‘s Garion, who is a child in the first couple books. I read this series when I was a tween and loved it. I re-read it every few years and I never get tired of the story.

Thanks @maich for doing such a fun April photo challenge!

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Amanda23
Pawn of Prophecy | David Eddings
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Jake came down the other night and said he had nothing to read. My hubby laughed and said "not in this house" and handed him the first book of the Belgariad. We'll see if he sticks with it.

RebelReader A reader+ that face= future broken hearts!! ❤️ 2y
AmyG Adorable. 2y
janeycanuck I read these when I was in late-elementary school and LOVED them. They are so funny, I hope he enjoys them! 2y
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ofbloodandstardust
Pawn of Prophecy | David Eddings
Pickpick

I loved this series when I was younger, and I was afraid it wouldn't live up to that, but I had no reason to worry. It was just as good the second time around.

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DannyHattan
Pawn of Prophecy | David Eddings
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Pickpick

Because I can ....... again 😊😂 #fantasy #epic

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bookandcat
Pawn of Prophecy | David Eddings
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Shipped and on its way to meeeeeeee 😁😁😁 all 18 of the David Eddings books!!! Can't wait to read the sequel to Pawn of Prophecy. Thanks eBay 😁😁😁

bookandcat @mrsmarch I blame you for this 😂😂 2y
mrsmarch @bookandcat I AM SO HAPPY TO TAKE THE CREDIT! 2y
mrsmarch @bookandcat I can also vouch for the Ruby Knight/Diamond Throne/Sapphire Rose. Sparhawk. *swoon* #bookboyfriend 2y
bookandcat @mrsmarch can't wait!!!!!!! 2y
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mrsmarch
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It‘s everywhere!! #thriftstorefind

bookandcat Ahh how have I never heard of it before now lolll 2y
mrsmarch @bookandcat I still have the copy I got in 8th grade after my English teacher recommended it! So there‘s 5 books of the Belgariad, 5 books in the sequel series the Mallorean, plus two autobiographical versions from Belgarath‘s and Polgara‘s POVs....you could be snowed in for two months and have plenty of reading material 😂 2y
bookandcat @mrsmarch are they all just as good? 2y
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bookandcat @mrsmarch because someone has a set on eBay I might get lol 2y
mjdowens This series is what started me on my sci-fi journey. Someone in my family gave me the first two books and I did not read them for a long time. When I did though...WOW. As an adult I have slowly been collecting the whole series🤗 2y
mrsmarch @bookandcat The Mallorean takes dedication but yes, worth it. 2y
Lizpixie I have all of them! I adored this series as a teenager/young adult. One of my first high fantasy series.💚💜 2y
mrsmarch @mjdowens My first fantasy book was The Raven Ring. I read all of Wrede I could get at the time and then a couple years later my 8th grade English teacher recommended Pawn of Prophecy. I also enjoy Yolen‘s 2y
mjdowens @mrsmarch I will have to check those out. I have no shame about reading YA🤗 2y
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bookandcat
Pawn of Prophecy | David Eddings
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Pickpick

LOVED this so much. Finish it while waiting for curtain to go up on a production of Thoroughly Modern Millie.
This book reminds me of The Once and Future King in a lot of ways. Can't wait to read more in this fantasy series. Thanks for the book @mrsmarch , it was so great!
P.S. bonus if anyone recognizes the bookmark I was using! 😁

mrsmarch So glad you liked it!!!! The whole series should be declared a national treasure. I‘ve been contemplating a reread, I always want to read it in cold weather. ❄️ 2y
Jas16 That is an old Borders bookmark isn‘t it? 2y
bookandcat @mrsmarch I need to go hunt down the remaining books! It's perfect fall/winter reading! 2y
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bookandcat @Jas16 you got it!!! 😂😂 2y
bookandcat @mrsmarch thaaaaaanks 2y
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bfoxley
Pawn of Prophecy | David Eddings
Pickpick

One of the best books ever. I love how David Eddings writes and uses words

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Jovy
Pawn of Prophecy | David Eddings
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The book (and the series) that hooked me on fantasy! I still remember that first rush of excitement at the discovery of a whole new magical world. #Sentimental #FallIntoBooks

Centique YES! This is my most beloved fantasy series too 😍😍😍 2y
Jovy @Centique 🙌🏼🙌🏼🙌🏼 2y
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janeycanuck
Pawn of Prophecy | David Eddings
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This was the first fantasy book I ever read. It's hilarious and the sorcery captivated me, so it's #somethingmagical on two levels - the magic in the book and the spell it cast on me. #riotgrams

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TheLondonBookworm
Pawn of Prophecy | David Eddings
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TBR on a beautiful Sunday freaky summers day 😎😎😎 I'm not sure ill be able to et through them all but I'll give it a shot!

elkeo_TheBookDragon Patricia Wrede! Patricia Wrede! LOVE her. 3y
TheLondonBookworm @elkeo This is my first of her books! I had no idea where to begin 🙈 3y
elkeo_TheBookDragon Her Lyra books (adult fantasy) are so good - I don't think you have to read them in order either! (edited) 3y
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TheLondonBookworm @elkeo I think this is one of those! Glad there's no specific order though that can get a bit confusing! 3y
elkeo_TheBookDragon It is! And is one of my favorites. The world - Lyra - is the same but characters are all different so you don't need to remember to connect things. If I am remembering correctly! Read them a long time ago but now you have me wanting to pull them down and reminisce... 3y
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LazyOwl
Pawn of Prophecy | David Eddings
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Day 24 #photoadaynov #ThankfulFor
I think this is a wonderful thing to do. I'm in Australia, so we don't have Thanksgiving. I'm thankful for my husband who got me into reading when we first started dating. I didn't really read much as a kid, but came to love reading when my hubby introduced me to some fantasy books; The Belgariad, which I love & will always give me warm fuzzies.
@RealLifeReading

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Court7
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"I'm afraid I'm not going to be very much help," Garion said.
Wolf looked at him gravely for a moment and then put one arm around his shoulders. "I think you may be surprised about that before it's all over," he said.

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Vinjii
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I tried. I really tried to get a proper pyramid going. I think I failed. Anyway got the entire series but haven't actually read it. Not sure I'm not too old now #photoadaynov16

Moray_Reads Oh wow, I read these when I was in school! 3y
PurpleyPumpkin My pyramid looked similar. It's harder to do this than it looks! 3y
Vinjii @Moray_Reads I think I'm too old. 3y
Moray_Reads @Vinjii I don't like to say it but you may be right. They're not very original buy if you like epic fantasy I might give The Diamond Throne, I seem to remember liking them best 3y
Vinjii @Moray_Reads I'll keep that in mind, thank you! 3y
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AWorkOfMagic90
Pawn of Prophecy | David Eddings
Pickpick

I picked this book up over 15 years ago in a small bookshop on a family vacation. I lovingly think of David Eddings Belgariad and Mallorean series as the 80's version of Lord of the Rings. The amount of character development, wit and love these books brought to the table makes this a hidden gem.
#romansty
#osrbc

Deebee My first fantasy book and it changed my life!! 3y
AWorkOfMagic90 Right?!?! I literally found it on like and end cap that it wasn't supposed to be on, it was just fate! 3y
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bookwrm526
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I love a good map in a book! This is a map from one of my favorite fantasy series!! #somethingforsept #septphotochallenge

pppooraikul Wonderful series! 😍❤️ 3y
Ruri_kaichou One of my all time favorite fantasy series! 3y
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TK-421
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Here are 3 books I fell in love with over 20 yrs ago, along with a childhood favourite & a relatively recent addition to my list of faves. The Dune series is one of my all-time faves & so is the Elric series. I've loved every Eddings book that I've read so far, but the Belgariad are truly classic fantasy imo. I first read the Sherlock Holmes stories ebooks a few yrs ago & had to buy them. #somethingforsept #septphotochallenge #faveclassics

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Aleida
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Pickpick

Itching for fantasy listening on audiobook.

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pppooraikul
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Yes?

bookwrm526 I love Eddings!! 3y
Pinkmeghan Yessss!!!!!! One of my all-time favorites! Polgara is the best character of all time!!! 3y
pppooraikul @bookwrm526 @Pinkmeghan Yeah! ???? I love how he made his "traditional fantasy" so outstanding and his characters so unique. ?❤️ 3y
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helgagrace
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Doing some review of Past Anna's reading taste as part of podcast prep.

helgagrace I think there are some problems with his characterizations of people from different countries as "races," but I still found it a fast and engaging read. 4y
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ChristieStratos
Pawn of Prophecy | David Eddings
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I would say this 3.5 stars, dedicated heavily to character and relationship development that will matter a lot for the rest of the series. I don't recommend the audiobook - the voice talent was really irritating to me. Reading it is a better choice. Enjoyable! I would read the next in the series.

kdwinchester Ahh! I am a huge fan of this series. The world building just blows me away, even if his prose doesn't. 😅😄 4y
ChristieStratos Haha yes you nailed it, @Kdwinchester! 4y
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ChristieStratos
Pawn of Prophecy | David Eddings
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Pumped to get into such a fantasy classic! Look at that gorgeous map. Full color and full detail. The prologue reads like a religious or mythological history, packed with info but not overwhelming. Easy to read so far.