Now in the final stages of their quest for his son, Garion and his companions travel to Kell to consult the only undamaged copy of the Malloreon Gospels For centuries the Seers have guarded this book from the Grolims and even had their wizards put a curse of blindness on any Grolim who tried to enter Kell.So, as proclaimed in Guardians of the West, Belgarion the GodslayerNow in the final stages of their quest for his son, Garion and his companions travel to Kell to consult the only undamaged copy of the Malloreon Gospels For centuries the Seers have guarded this book from the Grolims and even had their wizards put a curse of blindness on any Grolim who tried to enter Kell.So, as proclaimed in Guardians of the West, Belgarion the Godslayer sets out with those who must join him the Eternal Man, the Guide, the Man with Two Lives, the Bearer of the Orb and the Silent Man, and the rest of his companions to The Place Which Is No More to make the final choice darkness or light.But Zandramas the Sorceress will not be outdone Though she may not enter Kell she still has young Geran and should she reach the final meeting place with him, then Garion must slay his son or the world will be no US ENDS THE EPIC STORY OF THE MALLOREON
The Seeress of Kell Now in the final stages of their quest for his son Garion and his companions travel to Kell to consult the only undamaged copy of the Malloreon Gospels For centuries the Seers have guarded this book
By the time I got to the end of this series, I realised David Eddings wasn t for me any.
This review contains spoilers for the previous books in the series as well as very light spoilers for this book.Getting to the end of this series always makes me feel a bit pensive Of course, since there are 11 books total in the Belgariad and the Mallorean, I see another re read in my near future.I have to say that I m starting to think that The Seeress of Kell is my favorite book in this five book series There s so many parts that I just get a kick out of I love the bromance between Belgarion [...]
Right I m going to talk about all five books because I have just read them head to head so to speak.First thing to say is I m a fan of Eddings, and I don t subscribe to the view that there is anything at all wrong with writing stuff that is entertaining So if you are expecting me to go off on one about how this would be better if it was darker, or how it adds nothing to the sum of human knowledge you are about to be very disappointed.This is over all an entertaining quintet and I am fond of its [...]
I REALLY loved the Belgariad series, and I so looked forward to this follow up series I had hoped it would be similar but with new story lines, and adventures.Instead it was a bad rehash of the same story, but with the extra addition of some pretty ludicrous twists, that caused enough discontinuity with the original series, as to make it hardly worth reading.You always hear about series that were continued in the blind search to squeeze money out of fans of the original, and usually I think say [...]
It has come at last, Garion s inner companion said unemotionally through the Child of Light s lips It is the instant of the Choice Choose, Cyradis, lest all be destroyed It has come, another equally unemotional voice spoke through the lips of the Child of Dark It is the instant of the Choice Choose, Cyradis, lest all be destroyed The Seeress of Kell is the fifth and final book in The Malloreon by David Eddings And quite an end it is The quest draws to a close as the final riddles are solved so t [...]
The final book in the pentology, or so we thought31 August 2012 Well, I have now come to the end of another pointless series of books that does very little to add to the collection of human literature that is pounding our vision these days A lot of people do seem to have liked these books and I must admit that when I was a teenager I was one of them, but these days I hope that books like these will end up being confined to the dust bin of history and forgotten like the many other books that have [...]
Final rating 5 5 starsFinal rating for the whole series Belgariad universe 5 5 starsI started this series when i first bought first seriesThe Belgariad, but it wasn t my favorite series back then I knew there was a sequel series, but i didn t rush to buy it until all copies were almost sold, then i went into panic and bought the sequel as well Reading the sequel series, The Malloreon, was unique experience The books were much longer, with interesting story, and it was interesting and funny read [...]
This is the last book in the Malloreon series and the end was definitely reading through the series if the characters have a special place in your heart As much as I love the characters and the world that the story is set in I can t help but feel a little short changed with this series It feels very much the same as the Belgariad series, just rehashed To the point that the characters are commenting that so much that happens in this adventure mirrors the plot in the Belgaraid just with place name [...]
It s great to re visit the characters from The Belgariad and see them in action again unfortunately, that s the best thing that can be said about the series It s not that it s bad it s a completely enjoyable read However, Eddings fails to move forward with his writing and, instead, gives us what is essentially the same plot from The Belgariad over again If you ve read The Belgariad and loved it, you should certainly read The Mallorean, as well If you re hoping for something new, though, move on [...]
What a fantastic ending to a great series The plot of the entire series comes to a head with shocking clarity The way that all of the different parts of the story are wrapped up was rewarding At the same time, the forward progression of the tale and the intricate world building never ceases The dynamic between the members of the group is so well defined by this point in the series that I felt as if I were part of it Each individual has captured a piece of my heart throughout the series yet they [...]
El mejor de la saga y con diferencia Qu pena me ha dado terminarla Como ya dije estos personajes se van a quedar siempre en mi coraz n No ser la mejor saga, no brilla el trasfondo psicol gico de los personajes, y en algunos casos la trama es muy previsible A n as esta saga tiene un algo especial se la recomiendo a todo el mundo.
As I finished the last book in David Eddings MALLOREON, I sat back and thought about the five books in the series I like David Eddings and he one of the first fantasy authors I read growing up I fell in love with his characters and their interactions with one another I enjoyed the sense of humor, sarcasm, and wit each of them portrayed I have fond memories of the BELGARIAD and the MALLOREON and think they are part of the golden age of fantasy, where heroes are good, villains are pure evil and th [...]
With Lord of the Rings under my belt, I was hungry for of this fantasy thing I d discovered Enter the Belgariad I consumed the two five book series in a few months, getting in trouble in school for reading when I should have been paying attention I either didn t care or had already done the homework for whatever it was they were teaching while they were teaching how to do it.When complete, I read the whole series again in half the time Then again in half that The half lives continued until I re [...]
And so it ends, another re read of this splendid series of books The hardcovers are once put away I will revisit them in another three or four years and once journey with Garion and his friends on their various adventures.Everyone is familiar with the concept of comfort foods I think these are on the list of my comfort books Comfort foods make us feel happy and are almost always associated with joyful memories So too with these books.The final third of this novel deal with wrapping up the stor [...]
A fun conclusion to a series that I ve read over and over again However, I have one specific problem with this book, which will be in Spoiler tags view spoiler The problem with this book is the choice that Cyradis has to make She s supposed to make a choice between the Child of the Dark and the Child of the Light All well and good The problem is this at no point, anywhere in the entire series, has the Dark shown any proof that it was the right choice At no point does Cyradis act like she has any [...]
Now, what to say about the final book Reading this series has opened me up to a whole new thinking of fantasy, I liked it before hand but not now I just love reading it A lot happens in this book and none of it is boring You will be gripped when reading this book and will both want to continue reading and not read it at the same time I found myself struggling between needing to know what would happen and not wanting to finish it too quickly When I did finish, I felt very empty, I hadn t realised [...]
This is my review of both the Belgariad and the Malloreon I read both through because I m a sucker for a series about a long quest However, it was nearly impossible to ignore the blatant misogyny and racism that permeated each and every book He goes to needless lengths to make sure all his female characters even the strong ones are shown to be weak and feminine at least once or twice And don t get me started on his description of non white ethnicities The white male characters are also fairly on [...]
This is the fifth and final in the Malloreon series and finds all the separate threads being brought together in an intense and epic finale that is worthy of the series as a whole Every character faces their own challenges with Garion is deceived into wasting precious time following red herrings set by Naradas and Cyradis having to face the choice between Light and Dark without the aid of her trusted Toth, risking everything in the process Once again Eddings grips us with his characters and even [...]
the problem for me with this series is number 1 its practically a retelling of the Belgariad, 2 practically every character is the same, 3, I think the middle three books are just a bunch of chatter for chatter sake b c Eddings is very good at dialogue and characters ad we love the characters but these would have been a whole lot better if the series was 3 books than 5 There is just too little plot advancement in the middle frew books.
DONNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNE This series is RIDICULOUSLY misogynist, so don t let your kids read it until they ve read The Order of Oddfish first, or maybe The Hunger Games something where it s a chick kicking solid ass from start to finish I m basically exhausted from being so infuriated, so I might need to reread Anathem or Melusine again, as a palate cleanser.
A very satisfying if somewhat predictable ending to this mammoth double epic I particularly liked the fact that we aren t left wondering what happened to all the characters but are treated to a couple of chapters tying up loose ends and giving us an overview of how their lives continue on, after the final cataclysmic episode.
This series became a proper slog towards the end, with plotholes you could drive a bus through and a repetitive nature with the first series that was hand waved away airily by the authors through some tenuous discussions between their characters Glad I m done, to be honest Nostalgia is the only thing not reducing this to a two star read.
I have decided that the problem with the Mallorean is that it is too long Three books would have been perfect rather than five, because ultimately the series is virtually the same as the Belgariad, but with the added bonus of trying to rescue Garion s son and the drawback that half the characters that you loved in the first series barely feature.What I liked most about this last book is that the meeting between the Children of Light and Dark wraps up fairly quickly, leaving ample time to find ou [...]
Finished this sequel series to the Balgariad I love the story line and the diverse characters I however thought that the Seeress of Kell was a bit drawn out at the end I liked finding out what each character didd after the Event, but it didn t include the one I really wanted, the wedding between Silk and Velvet.
This was a very satisfying conclusion to a great series that started with The Belgariad All of my favourite characters returned to fulfill an ages old prophecy and I couldn t have been happier with how the series ended for most of those characters If you like heartwarming tales and journeys that are similar to The Lord of the Rings, then this series is for you.
A mostly interesting re read actually a listen of an old favorite In listening to this, I do see kind of why I chose to stop reading David Eddings series offerings as this one got quite repetitive towards the end and I had kind of forgotten this recently Still an enjoyable read but probably going to continue toi stay away from his other series.
A fantastic conclusion to the Mallorean saga While not as good as The Belgariad, especially due to a slow start, this is a really great series, with some fun new characters and character revelations, a couple of great cliff hangers and an increasingly compelling narrative as it got towards the end In the world of fantasy novels, I think it is only surpassed by Tolkien and Eddings himself.
This is the sequel to the Belgariad series This book is the last book in The Mallorian series I listened to the audiobooks of this series Cameron Beierle is a master story teller You can read the synopsis to know what the book is about It is a wonderful conclusion to the Belgariad series Lots of action, tender moments too No vulgar language or inappropriate material.
3 might be a generous, nostalgia tinted glasses rating, but I actually enjoyed my Malloreon re read this year than I expected to Not enough to re read the Belgariad, though Garion is much pleasant to read about as an adult.
Not a bad fantasy series But it was really long and winded for what it was, and I practically skimmed through every chapter trying to find something that might make me interested in the story In fact I did that with the other four books.I wish I was a fan _