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04 January 2013 @ 09:05 am
The Belgariad  
I'm re-reading the Belgariad, which is one of my favorite epic fantasy series ever. The dialog and characterization are wonderful, and hold up even though it's been at least, I don't know, 15, probably 20 years, since I've read them. (And Silk. Oh, Silk. The first love of my life looked like Silk. It's the nose. I have a thing for noses even in book characters.)

The re-read is prompted by having bought the books for my nephew, only when I went to wrap up the last two, it turned out the bookstore had accidentally ordered more copies of 1&2. So I said O WOE GOSH I GUESS I HAVE TO RE-READ THEM and went and bought the rest of the series for myself, too.

I have no idea if my nephew has read them yet (probably not, they got an X-Box for Christmas), but Deirdre re-read them herself (a great surprise, as I hadn't known she'd read them in the first place. Deirdre is turning out to be far more of a geek than I ever suspected.). At Christmas she looked at me thoughtfully and said, "Polgara always reminded me of Catie."

I assume she means beautiful and powerful, not bossy and short-tempered. :)
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anthony_lionanthony_lion on January 5th, 2013 12:11 pm (UTC)
Loved the Belgariad...
And have just about every other book he wrote, too.

Unfortunately, though, what strikes me with the latter books is that his characters tends to 'get new magic when it fits the plot'.
One character may struggle along, then a few chapters later suddenly uses magic that would have been handy earlier.
(No, can't mention specific incidents. Too long since I read the books. And if I do a re-read, I'll read just the Belgariad)