These questions suddenly become very pronounced on the night that Garion’s whole world gets to be overthrown. Master Wolf, the wandering story teller, shows up same as every year of Garion’s existence since he could remember – but this time Garion’s life gets changed completely … maybe forever.
Telling no one where they are going or why, under cover of darkness, Garion and his aunt leave everything and everyone that has ever been familiar to him behind. Joining them on their flight is Durnik the blacksmith and Mister Wolf. Mister Wolf who does not seem to be such a harmless vagabond storyteller after all … even aunt Pol seems different.
Along the journey they are joined by some very peculiar companions. A small man, with nimble fingers and questionable morals, ambiguously known as Silk. A large bearish man called Barak. Both for some reason essential to the very outcome of this quest.
David Eddings sweeps the reader along on an epic adventure. The world of 8 kingdoms unfold, revealing the intricate politics of gods and men and sorcerers, all steering towards the one “event” that will determine their ultimate future. Two opposing forces seek to influence the outcome of that event, and Garion and his friends are caught up in the race to save the destiny of all mankind.
A magical tale to be enjoyed by the young, and the young of heart. Eddings’ characters show such depth and intricacy that you come to feel as if you know them personally. At times I feel myself missing some of them like my own family and I have to go and re- read the story to be close to them. I’ve read and re-read this story since I was twelve years old (more than twenty years ago). During the ten books that comprise Garion’s story you’ll find yourself laughing out loud, and sometimes sobbing uncontrollably, or worrying about the outcome. The story draws you inside and makes you part of it, and leaves a piece of it inside your heart.
Added 24th July 2015