Magician's Gambit (Belgariad Series #3)

Magician's Gambit (Belgariad Series #3)

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by David Eddings
     
 

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Ce'Nedra, Imperial Princess of Tolnedra, had joined a dangerous mission to recover the stolen Orb that supposedly protected the West from the evil God Torak. And somehow, she found herself feeling quite tender for Garion, the innocent farm boy, who would be forced into the strange tower in the center of all evil to retrieve the Orb by himself.

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Ce'Nedra, Imperial Princess of Tolnedra, had joined a dangerous mission to recover the stolen Orb that supposedly protected the West from the evil God Torak. And somehow, she found herself feeling quite tender for Garion, the innocent farm boy, who would be forced into the strange tower in the center of all evil to retrieve the Orb by himself.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780345335456
Publisher:
Random House Publishing Group
Publication date:
02/28/1986
Series:
Belgariad Series, #3
Edition description:
Reprint
Pages:
320
Sales rank:
138,000
Product dimensions:
6.86(w) x 10.92(h) x 0.87(d)
Lexile:
810L (what's this?)
Age Range:
14 - 18 Years

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Magician's Gambit 4.5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 40 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
David Eddings did it yet again. This book is really good, and displays the wonderful writing style, and story line that has made The Belgariad a truly classical fantasy masterpiece.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Good series !!!
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coffeephilosopher More than 1 year ago
Economy. I’m going to keep using that word as I read through David Eddings’ multi-volume opus. It’s economical. In a good way. Usually. Not always. Economy of writing (and therefore, economy of reading). At $7.99 pop at the bookstore (assuming you can’t find a used copy of a particular edition), it’s also economical to purchase. Now the bad. He’s starting to write about teen romance. No fantasy writer ever gets that right. Eddings, like most, understands that a fifteen year old is usually confused by their feelings and often don’t actually understand what would be perfectly obvious to an adult able to penetrate teen culture long enough to observe. What he doesn’t get, and neither do many others, is that fifteen year old are also horribly and frighteningly horny and prone to fingernail on chalkboard grating bouts of pseudo-romantic melodrama. The hero, Garion (or sometimes Belgarion) starts getting very powerful, very fast. Too fast for me. Too much economy, perhaps? And some of his uniqueness has a certain deux ex machina quality that I don’t like. Maybe it’s that we’re on the third book and too many characters seem too roughly drawn considering all the time we’ve spent with them. Again, too much economy getting in the way. The book, while not actually third person limited, does tend to focus on incidents where the young hero, Garion, is directly present. On the whole that’s fine and dandy but I did start to get a little disappointed at so much happening offstage, as it were. A lot of fun, tricksy, magical, violent stuff seems to be happening… elsewhere. I’d like to have seen some more of it. The climax was… I don’t want to call it exciting, but perhaps… intense? Certainly, Eddings is more than capable of good fantasy writing and he accomplishes some here.
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Amilianna More than 1 year ago
Magician's Gambit has everything that is wonderful in this series - it is quirky, engaging, exciting and well written. David Eddings had this way of making a story flow along that was exemplified in Magician's Gambit. You feel yourself carried along by the plot, not wanting to put the book down until you know how things are going to work out for the characters. Everyone has a character that they can relate to in the book and that they are personally invested in seeing go forward in the story - and it doesn't even have to be the hero for you to get a little "screen time" with them. While Garion is very obviously the main driving force in this series, every character is given their due with memorable scenes that bring forth the essence of their personalities without being some kind of laundry list of attributes.
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maxey More than 1 year ago
I liked this book just as much as the second one. Its captivating and a great read. i was enjoying it so much that i read it within 48 hours. you like this series i grantee it
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