I've written about Eddings before in this post where I talked about my favorite books from childhood. His first series, The Belgariad, came out in the early 1980s when I was in elementary school. My dad had introduced me to Tolkien at age 6 and by 8 or 9 I was ready for something new so he gave one of Eddings's new books. I devoured it. Years later I reread the books and they were just as good as I remembered. To this day Polgara, one of the main female characters, is still one of my all-time favorites from any book ever.
Here's a list of all the Eddings books that I've read along with the years they were published:
The Belgariad series
- Pawn of Prophecy (1982)
- Queen of Sorcery (1982)
- Magician's Gambit (1983)
- Castle of Wizardry (1984)
- Enchanters' End Game (1984)
- Guardians of the West (1987)
- King of the Murgos (1988)
- Demon Lord of Karanda (1988)
- Sorceress of Darshiva (1989)
- The Seeress of Kell (1991)
- Belgarath the Sorcerer (1995) (Prequel) with Leigh Eddings
- Polgara the Sorceress (1997) (Prequel) with Leigh Eddings
- The Rivan Codex (1998) with Leigh Eddings
- The Diamond Throne (1989)
- The Ruby Knight (1990)
- The Sapphire Rose (1991)
- Domes of Fire (1992)
- The Shining Ones (1993)
- The Hidden City (1994)
I read most of these books shortly after they came out. I can't believe it's been so long ...
If you have read Eddings then you know how much he'll be missed. If you have not, I strongly recommend that you pick up PAWN OF PROPHECY. The Belgariad is a fantastic series, one that is not to be missed.
I'm posting this today (versus another day this week) in honor of Science Fiction and Fantasy Writers Day.
(Just a reminder that I'm currently enjoying my visit to Disney World and will respond to all comments when I return.)