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Polgara the Sorceress cover Polgara the Sorceress (1997)
1998 British Fantasy Award nominee

Del Rey fantasy
754 pages
cover art by Keith Parkinson (left)

From the back cover of the paperback:
       Polgara the Sorceress soars above a world of warriors, kings, and priests.  The daughter of Belgarath and the shape-shifter Poledra, she has worked her powerful magic for three thousand years.  Now Polgara looks back at her magnificent life in this fitting crown jewel to the saga that is the Belgariad and Malloreon cycles.
       Her hair streaked white by her father's first touch, her mind guided by a mother she will not see again for centuries, Polgara begins life in the Vale, growing up in her uncle Beldin's tower and in the prehistoric Tree that is the heart of that magical place.  There she first learns the reaches of her powers and assumes the bird shapes that will serve her on her far-flung travels.  As her adventures carry her far from the safety of the Vale, her spellbinding fate unfolds.  For Polgara is destined to be guardian of the world's last, best hope: the heir to the Rivan throne.

Read for group discussion on March 8, 2006

How we each rated these books
Dan - Amy - stack of books 10   Wow! Don't miss it
8-9  Highly recommended
7    Recommended
5-6  Mild recommendation
3-4  Take your chances
1-2  Below average; skip it
0    Get out the flamethrower!
U    Unfinishable or unreadable
-    Skipped or no rating given
Cheri 6 Barb -
Aaron - Cynthia -
Jackie - Ron u
Christine - Deb 7
Mike 4 Stephanie -
Gary - Patty -
Andres - Shannon -

David Eddings (1931-    ) is an US author of epic fantasy.
Leigh Eddings (1937-    ) has collaborated with her husband on many books.

Awards nominations
1998 British Fantasy Award (August Derleth Award) nominee for novel Polgara the Sorceress

Belgariad series
-- Pawn of Prophecy (1982)
-- Queen of Sorcery (1982)
-- Magician's Gambit (1983)
-- Castle of Wizardry (1984)
-- Enchanters' End Game (1984)

Malloreon series, sequel to Belgariad series
-- Guardians of the West (1987)
-- King of the Murgos (1988)
-- Demon Lord of Karanda (1988)
-- Sorceress of Darshiva (1989)
-- The Seeress of Kell (1991)

Belgariad and Mallorean prequels, and related texts
-- Belgarath the Sorcerer (1995) (with Leigh Eddings)
-- Polgara the Sorceress (1997) (with Leigh Eddings)
-- The Rivan Codex (1998) (with Leigh Eddings), non-fiction preliminary studies
and related texts

Elenium series
-- The Diamond Throne (1989)
-- The Ruby Knight (1990)
-- The Sapphire Rose (1991)

Tamuli series, sequel to Elenium series
-- Domes of Fire (1992)
-- The Shining Ones (1993)
-- The Hidden City (1994)

The Dreamers series (with Leigh Eddings)
-- The Elder Gods (2003)
-- The Treasured One (2004)
-- The Crystal Gorge (2005)
-- The Younger Gods (2006)

Other Fantasy Novels
-- The Redemption of Althalus (2000) (with Leigh Eddings)

Non-fantasy Novels
-- High Hunt (1973), Eddings' debut novel, a contemporary thriller
-- The Losers (1992), crime novel, struggle between good and evil
-- Regina's Song (2002) (with Leigh Eddings), a murder mystery

Omnibus editions
-- The Belgariad: Volume One (1985), first, second and third books
-- The Belgariad: Volume Two (1985), fourth and fifth books
-- The Belgariad Boxed Set (1986)
-- The Malloreon Boxed Set (1992)
-- The Elenium (1993, UK)
-- Two Complete Novels: The Losers / High Hunt (1994)
-- The Tamuli (1999, UK)
-- The Malloreon: Volume One (2005), first, second and third books
-- The Malloreon: Volume Two (2005), fourth and fifth books

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