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Magician's Gambit chapter 1 Magician's Gambit, meaning Magician's Gambit, genre Magician's Gambit, book cover Magician's Gambit, flies Magician's Gambit, Magician's Gambit 44e56043fb832 Ce Nedra, Imperial Princess Of Tolnedra, Is Confused Everyone Knows The Tales Of The Orb Protecting The West From The Evil God Torak Are Just Silly Legends But Here She Is, Forced To Join A Dangerous Quest To Recover That Stolen Orb No One Believes In Sorcery, But Garion S Aunt And Grandfather Seem To Be The Fabled Sorcerers Polgara And Belgarath, Who Would Have To Be Thousands Of Years OldEven Young Garion Is Learning To Do Sorcery He S Just A Farm Boy, Totally Unsuitable For An Imperial Princess Yet For Some Reason, She Has The Urge To Teach Him, Brush Back His Tangled Hair, And Comfort Him But He Is Going To A Strange Tower In The Center Of All He Believes Evil, To Face Some Horrible, Powerful Magician, And She Can T Be There To Watch Over Him She May Never See Him Again Thus Continues The Belgariad, An Epic Prophecy Still Unfolding

10 thoughts on “Magician's Gambit

  1. says:

    I flew through Magician s Gambit, and it was a very enjoyable read, though it s a set up for the next book The climax is where it ends, quite abruptly in fact Possibly in the middle of the sente Yup, that s how abruptly this book ends.The characters are super likeable, and I m enjoying the mythology and the centuries of history Eddings so meticulously created.It s a classic hero s journey, and it doesn t deviate from the usual tropes, at least not so far, but it s a comforting one, light hearted and hopeful.Don t expect anything groundbreaking, and you ll have a great time with this series.

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    Somewhere in the middle of book three is when I start to wonder does anyone out there actually read a standard heroic journey myth with most of their attention on the main character After all, one knows exactly what s in store for Garion It s hardly a spoiler if I tell you he s going to tromp in and out of every kingdom on the continent before heading off to fight the final battle.No, it s not the hero who s the key player in the heroic journey The real action s off on the sidelines, where your cranky old sage and your bitter, sardonic guide are engaged in a game of one upmanship via one liners I will not write Belgarath Silk slash I will not write Belgarath Silk slash I will not write.

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    And so this is how long it took for the derivative nature of the series overwhelmed me At first it was quite an exciting series, but at this point I can no longer ignore the fact that there is not a single original aspect of this, nor even any suspense.Strangely or perhaps not it also seems to have made an impact that I read this book as en ebook, and the previous two as physical copies Holding a physical book in your hand is always a superior experience.All that being said, I will continue and try to finish the series Hopefully there is something to care about in the last two books.Full review to come.

  4. says:

    Another great book in this amazing series You continue to follow the group as they are in search of the orb that was stolen This is a huge, world changing event They travel through many different areas of this continent and are constantly pursued by one danger or another It is such an epic adventure story that I truly love the second time around.I can t say enough how much I love these characters and how you get to know them each book that you read The little group is brought together by prophecy and they each have their skills that they add They each have their own personalities and I love reading about them and getting to know them Eddings writes these books so that I feel like I m part of this group I urge them on and am pulling for them every step of the way Cameron Beierle is such a great narrator and I can t imaging anyone else He is amazing at how each character has its own voice and personality and he brings that out I am REALLY enjoying this the second time around as an audiobook.If you love fantasy I highly recommend this series Each book leaves me wanting The story is so well written and so enjoyable It is full of magic and intrigue and creatures what could you want in an epic adventure story with characters so well written

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    I had forgotten there were scenes and sections in MAGICIAN S GAMBIT that were entirely from Ce Nedra s point of view I knew there were in CASTLE OF WIZARDRY, but I had no recollection of it in MG.This endears the book s to me as an adult even than as a teen I was not one of those female readers who as a child felt left out because all the stories were about boys and I wasn t a boy so therefore couldn t relate Yes, well, there wasn t a magical passageway in my closet that led to Narnia, either, but somehow I soldiered on and managed to love and accept it anyway, you know So I didn t notice a lack of female protagonists in books I read, because none of these people were like me anyway.As an adult, however, I m aware of the imbalance, so I was completely delighted to re discover that Ce Nedra s status as a POV character one of only two in the Belgariad, if I m not mistaken begins in book 3 That s wonderful.One of the things I m really enjoying in these re reads is being reintroduced to a character and suddenly remembering their whole story It s a completely different kind of joy than discovering those stories for the first time that s pure adreneline based adventure This is the resurrection of old friendships, the reawakening of memories based not on scent or touch, but the shape of words on a page I laughed out loud at poor Garion s experiments with the Word and the Will in the Vale, having completely forgotten what he d done to himself in that scene, and Relg s appearance came as a splendid shock of oh , because so much of his story came back to me in that moment It was wonderful.Also, this book has one of my favorite lines in the history of ever Does bouncing count

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    I would rate this installment of the Belgariad at 3.5 stars.The pace has picked up from the first two books and things are moving along quite well Belgarath and Polgara have actually started to give Garion some information which would have been useful to him earlier, truth be told But, better late than never, and his sorcerer training has finally begun.One writing tic that Eddings displays Belgarath scratches his beard about every second page The poor old sorcerer either has anxiety issues or fleas I m amazed that no editor caught that irritating repetition.While trying not to give away the ending, I was disappointed that a feared opponent whom Belgarath has been working against for centuries was defeated when he made a beginner type mistake Evil bad guys usually don t just eliminate themselves That was a bit anti climactic Also, Princess Ce Nedra seems to have been abandoned and I will have to wait for the next book to get a clue about how she is doing I thought a little check in with her would have helped to maintain the continuity of the series However, I know that she is not abandoned permanently, as Eddings has very obviously telegraphed her role as future love interest for Garion.Love the religious fanatic who is actually confronted by his god and told in no uncertain terms to quit judging others and get on with making himself a better person Eddings takes some pointed jabs at fanaticism which endears him to me I will be interested in seeing where that particular story line goes Onwards I hope to read the fourth book at some point this summer

  7. says:

    Review will come after book five

  8. says:

    I flew through this enjoyed every minute A few characters are added, a couple are subtracted They really needed to be I enjoyed those moments immensely Eddings might not write horses as well as some authors, but he occasionally pays attention to them, which is nice They re not just cars with hooves, although I certainly wish we could clear up our lameness issues as fast as he can On to the next

  9. says:

    The Belgariad has been beloved by me since I was a kid, but having read many books of as many genres and authors since then, I ve realized that Mr Eddings authorship leaves much to be desired I still love the story, characters, mythology, and magic, but there are a number of glaring problems Mr Eddings omits tactical and practical details If it really takes Garion and friends weeks and months to travel around, then why don t Polgara and Belgarath use the time to teach Garion about sorcery Why don t Barak and Mandorallen teach Garion and Durnik how to fight Why is all this time being senselessly wasted Garion should be going through some serious character development and education, but he s still just a dull and ignorant boy For that matter, when do they re supply How do they feed their horses as they travel through the desert Questions and problems like these have really been bothering me in this read through Also, if their task is so urgent, why does it take them so long to get from place to place Seems to me that Mr Eddings could have sped things up by shortening distances and reducing interminable treks through mountains and wastelands and making a shooter, but faster paced book Anyway, despite all these problems, The Belgariad remains one of my all time favorite series I just wish someone skilled would re record a better audio version of the books.

  10. says:

    If there is one thing that I like about David Eddings fantasy work, its his ability to add humor to the mix It is almost his signature, and none of his characters personify that than the quick wit and dry humor of the weasel faced Drasnian spy and thief, and occasional businessman Silk He is probably the most important non lead character and has the most interactions with the three leads of the Belgariad so far He gets the best lines and his sarcastic wit gets under the skin of Belgarath and Polgara This book, the third volume of the Belgariad, Silk gets to have a showdown with his nemesis, the Dagashi agent known to Garion as Brill.The third book picks up immediately where the second ended I d say that the first three books can fit into one tome seamlessly All the traveling of the first three books leads them to the object of their now at hand We ll see two duels here, the first I mentioned earlier, with Silk and Brill and another one with Belgarath and a disciple of Torak that ends with devastating results No spoilers here, but all combatants were tested to the limit of their endurance.Another exciting read, with the stakes already high and it is still the third part of a five book epic One could hope that the last two books be as good as the first three.

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