Author(s): David Eddings
"Legends tell how the evil god Torak was imprisoned in a centuries-old slumber, unable to awaken without the Orb of Aldur - an object of almost unimaginable power. But now a renegade priest has stolen the Orb and is trying to reawaken the maimed god. ollowing his trial are Belgarath the sorcerer and his daughter Polgara. With them is Garion, a young farm lad whose life has been totally overturned and who is struggling to come to terms with the fact that he, too, has the potential to be a great sorcerer. n this second title, the group travel through strange lands - on into Nyissa, where a snake queen aims to have her coils around Garion... "
The second title in a magnificent fantasy epic - and a young boy on a quest of unparalleled danger
David Eddings was born in Spokane, Washington State, in 1931, and was raised in the Puget Sound area north of Seattle. He received a Bachelor of Arts degree from theUniversity 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. His first novel, High Hunt, was a contemporary adventure story. The world of fantasy has always been of interest to him, however, and he turned to The Belgariad in an effort to develop certain technical and philosophical ideas concerning that genre. David Eddings currently resides with his wife, Leigh, in northwest America.