Polgara, daughter of Belgarath and Poledra, narrates this epic final volume in the David Eddings, Author Del Rey $ (p) ISBN Polgara the Sorceress is an immortal sorceress in the The Belgariad and The Malloreon. She is the (many generations removed) aunt of Belgarion and the. Polgara the Sorceress is a fantasy novel by David and Leigh Eddings, and the twelfth and final novel in the setting of The Belgariad, The Malloreon and.

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These series along with the companion books, Belgarath and Polgara are must reads for any science fiction fans.

Polgara the Sorceress by David Eddings

Her audience-directed asides are even more irritating, if possible, but that’s about the only distinguishing factor – except, of course, the frequent remarks about the differences between men and women. So don’t read it for the plot, but for the dialogue. Feb 26, James rated it it was amazing. Polgara was born first, but Beldaran was the dominant twin.

It’s been an incredible ride. She imposed her own particular notions on the people of her duchy, modernizing its government and freeing her serfs. At the Battle of Vo Mimbre, Polgara learned that in the prophecies of the other side, her role was to be the bride of the dark god Torak. Especially since there ain’t no more Garion stories coming to clear that up. His contemporary novels, High Hunt and The Losersare much better written because in them he assumes a rather different style which works well.

It’s nice to see things from Polgara’s perspective, but a lot of what I was most interested in was skipped over.

She is supremely convinced of the rightness of her actions. The Elenium The Tamuli. Mar 14, Simon Mcleish rated it liked it. At the Battle of Vo Mimbre, Polgara learned that in the prophecies of her enemies, she was the intended bride of the dark god Toraksorrceress she therefore defied at each meeting.

After the birth of the twins, Poledra was presumed to have died, but her daughters knew that she had simply had to go away. She became an expert in not being noticed, often living in the towns of Sendaria. She imposed her own particular notions on the people of her duchy, modernizing its government and freeing her polgzra. Sign In Don’t have an account? I’ve tried to accept her and having read her story I think I understand her a little sorcereess, but she continues to appear impossibly arrogant.


The daughter of Belgarath and the shape-shifter Poledra, she has fought wars, plotted palace coups, and worked her powerful magic for three thousand years. Depressingly, I think it’s a better book in a lot of ways than Belgarath the Sorcerer – the material is largely new and entertaining and, with the exception of the almost word-for-word repeat of the Polgraa Mimbre section, is paced fairly well.

Her father held firm against edeings full power without his will breaking, though he was upset that he was forced to take such action against her, never having wanted to do so. Eventually, it was revealed that one of the twins was to wed Riva Iron-Gripthe king of a newly formed subdivision of the Alorn kingdom of Aloria.

Polgara the Sorceress (novel)

David Eddings’ wife, Sorcrress Eddings, was an uncredited co-author on many of his early books, but he had later acknowledged that she contributed to them all. Quotes from Polgara the Sorce He was flushing the fuel tank of the car with water when he lit a piece of paper and threw into the puddle to test if it was still flammable.

Other people can read these. Here is the legendary life story of a woman of wit, passion, and complex emotions, a woman born of two majestic parents who could not have been more unlike one another.

It is a fantastic end to the series, a story about a magnificent woman whose dedication to protecting the line edidngs the Godslayer didn’t preclude her from dabbling in politics, planning assassinations, overthrowing duchies, establishing kingdoms, dancing sensually enough to make jaws drop, and having a whale of a time while doing so.

It’s a short-hand that is often used in fantasy books but generally among different species, for example orcs or elves, rather than races of humans.

This is the Eddings’ chance pilgara expound at appalling length their various opinions about the hard-wired sorceerss between men and women, leading women to be conniving, emotional, good in the kitchen and with children, completely irrational in davi, and made for making babies.

I’ve seen a lot of reviews complaining about the sexism of this book Eddings seems to think men and women think differently, which is probably true, but also that each gender all think the same, which is definitely not ; actually I find the racism more offensive.


That poglara me quite a bit. Again it has the feel of fireside story telling, although since it is Pol it should be more of stove side story telling given her love of cooking and her need to feed people I swear she has some Welsh blood in her! David Eddings was an American author who wrote several best-selling series of epic fantasy novels.

His women, especially, sorceeress to all be cut from the same bitchy and bossy cloth. This is the Eddings’ chance to expound at appalling length their various opinions about the ha Oh, Polgara.

Bit of a shame.

Her terrorizing the Arendish dukes into doing what she says by basically torturing one of them with stomach ulcers is just an example. Retrieved from ” http: Sep 03, Miriam rated it did not like it Shelves: Polgara’s story is a long and complicated one, starting in her mother’s womb before she and Beldaran are even born.

She became an expert in polgarq being noticed, often living in the towns of Sendaria. This is where pplgara type your review. But as darkness falls so will too the luck and love that Polgara possess which have up until now saved polgraa world… This has to be the crowning achievement of the greatest fantasy epic ever, where once again David and Leigh display the scope of imagination, humor and sheer depth of storytelling power which has made this series so popular for fantasy lovers in modern times.

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But while I often dislike the main character and never warm to PoledraI do love the overall story this book is a part of and as with all my reading, I’m going to reread it for completeness every time. The novel rounds out Belgarath’s story and adds depth and nuance to major historical events. Please improve this by adding secondary or tertiary sources.

When the Rivan King popgara killed by assassins, Polgara became the guardian of a secret line of surviving heirs.