The first novel of what in my opinion is one of the best 5 fantasy series ever written.
This is one of my all time favorite books. Fantasy is my favorite genre, and the style of this book is great! It's an awesome storyline and very original, I believe. It's a 5 part series with an extended series (another 5 books) ... I would reccommend this to anyone that wants a little fantasy and adventure, romance, and thrill in their life! :)
Long ago, so the storyteller claimed, The evil God Torak sought dominion and drove men and Gods to war. But Belgarath the Sorcerer led men to reclaim the Orb that protected men of the West. So long as it lay at Riva, the prophecy went, men would be safe.
But that was only a story, and Garion did not belive in magic dooms, even though the dark man without a shadow had haunted him for years. Brought up on a quiet farm by his Aunt Pol, how could he know that the Apostate planned to wake dread Torak, or that he would be led on a quest of unparalleled magic and danger by those he loved-but did not know?
For a while, his dreams of innocents were safe, untroubled by knowledge of his strange heritage. For a little while...