King Of The Murgos Author:David Eddings The infant son of Garion and Ce'Nedra had been foully kidnapped, and false trailshad pointed to the members of the bearcult. But now, after months of delay, they knew that the abductor was a mysterious person named Zandramas, who had fled far to the south and east. — Finally, they began the great quest to rescue the child, guided by the Orb of th... more »e God Aldur that glowed in the pommel of Garion's mighty sword. With them went the immortal Belgarath the sorcerer, his duaghter Polgara the sorceress, and inevitably the little Drasian, silk.
Their way was led through the foul swamps of Nyissa, where the Snake_Queen ruled over her treacherous people, then into the lands of the Murgos, their olden enemies. Beyond those, they would be in strange lands, among even stranger people from whom might come unexpected help or betrayal. and at the end, they must face a horrible danger-to themselves and to all mankind.
For the dark prophecy had not vanished when Garion slew the evil God Torak. Instead, it had fled to Zandramas, who was now the child of dark. Dark and light still contended for mastery, as they had done since before the world was created. Zandramas planned to use the child in some rite at the sardion stone in "the place which is no more" to insure that the Dark would triumph, leaving the ultimate misery of evil to rule over all.
If they could not be at that impossible place when Zandramas arrived, they would lose-forever.
Here David Edding's bestselling THE MALLOREON continues as the epicquest begins, across new lands and among strange peoples. A magnificent fantasy of men, kings, sorcerers, and gods caught up in a death struggle between 2 ancient, warring destinies-the culmination of a seven thousand year war of Good and Evil.
DAvid Eddings was born in Spokane, Washington, in 1931, and was raised in the Puget Sound area north of Seattle. He recieved a Bachelor of Arts Degree from Reed College in Poland, Oregon, in 1954 and a Master of Arts degree from the University of Washington in 1961. He has served in the United States Army, worked as a buyer for the Boeing Company, has been a grocery clerk, and has taught college English. He has lived in many parts of the United States.
His first novel, High Hunt (published by Putnam in 1973), was a contemporary adventure story. The field of fantasy has always been of intrest to him, however, and he turned to THE BELGARIAD in an effort to develop certain technical and philosophical ideas concerning that genre.« less