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Subject: David Eddings question.
Date Posted: 7/28/2007 9:25 AM ET
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Is it necessary/recommended to read The Belgeriad before reading The Mallorean?  I have The M. set, but the description refers to events from Belgariad and I'm wary that I won't have the background to properly enjoy the second set.  What do you guys think?

Thanks, Margaret

Date Posted: 7/28/2007 9:12 PM ET
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if you can get the Belgariad I would read it first, it really sets up the Mallorean both the characters as well as the driving plot points (which would be a spoiler so I will not say what that is).

 

Mike

Date Posted: 7/29/2007 12:38 AM ET
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I would definately agree with Mike. If you read them reversed a large part of the storyline of Belgariad is spoiled. Also you will  be much more at a loss for the logic and reasoning for the relationships between some of the main characters.

Date Posted: 7/29/2007 8:48 AM ET
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Thanks so much for your answers - off to order The Belgeriad!!  LOL  :)

Cheers, Margaret