Continuation of THE MALLOREON---THE BEGINNING OF THE QUEST
The infant son of Garion and CeNedra had been kidnapped. Now they began the quest to rescue the child, with the immortal Belgarath the Sorcerer, his daughter Polgara the Sorceress, and the little Drasnian, Silk.
Why was the child kidnapped? To serve as a sacrifice in a Dark Rite so that evil would triumph over good and hold sway forever after.
As the words of the Prophecy lead the Rivan King Garion and his companions across the lands of the Snake-Queen and the once hostile Murgos, the malignant Zandramaskidnapper of Garion's sonpursues another Prophecy which, if fulfilled, will lead to the triumph of Darkness. Eddings continues to provide solid fantasy entertainment featuring engaging characters and warm, wry humor in this sequel to Guardians of the West.
BOOK TWO OF THE MALLOREON. "Here David Eddings' bestselling THE MALLOREON continues as the epic quest begins, across new lands and amonG strange peoples. A magnificent fantasy of men, Kings, Sorcerers, and Gods caught up in a death struggle between two ancient, warring Destinies--the culmination of a seven-thousand-year war of Good and Evil." FIRST PAPERBACK EDITION
This is the second in a series and Eddings keeps the action moving. Evil minions have captured the King's infant son in order to perorm some unspeakable sacrifice, and to rescue him, the heroes travel south to the land of the Murgos, a race that they have perpetually clashed with. However, the Murgo King turns out to be a surprise, which adds a nice twist to the plot. The characters are a bit cartoonish, but in a fantasy like this, who cares? The story is fun, entertaining, and full of twists and turns. Highly recommend the whole series.