Sunday, January 29, 2012

Pawn of Prophecy by David Eddings

Long ago, so the storyteller claimed, the evil God Torak sought dominion over all and drove the world to war. Now the one talisman keeping this sinister force from seizing power has been disturbed—and no one will be safe. . . .Raised on a quiet farm by his Aunt Pol, Garion spends his days lounging in his aunt’s warm kitchen and playing in the surrounding fields with his friends. He has never believed in magic, despite the presence of a cloaked, shadowless stranger who has haunted him from a distance for years. But one afternoon, the wise storyteller Wolf appears and urges Garion and his aunt to leave the farm that very night. Without understanding why, Garion is whisked away from the only home he has ever known—and thrown into dark and unfamiliar lands.

Thus begins an extraordinary quest to stop a reawakened evil from devouring all that is good. It is a journey that will lead Garion to discover his heritage and his future. For the magic that once seemed impossible to Garion is now his destiny.
From Goodreads

I enjoyed this book. I like the world Eddings has created and I like that a lot of the characters are not what they seem. I will definitely continue this series at a later date to see what happens to Garion and his companions.

I read this book as part of the Winter's Respite Read-a-Thon.hosted by Michelle at The True Book Addict.

With this book I have actually reached my goal of 6 books that I set myself for this Read-a-Thon. But as it is only Saturday evening I might read another book before the end of tomorrow

It also qualifies for: 
100 books in a year Reading Challenge 2012, 
Goodreads 2012 Reading Challenge,
2012 Ebook Challenge

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