Polgara, daughter of Belgarath and Poledra, narrates this epic final volume in the David Eddings, Author Del Rey $ (p) ISBN Polgara the Sorceress is an immortal sorceress in the The Belgariad and The Malloreon. She is the (many generations removed) aunt of Belgarion and the. Polgara the Sorceress is a fantasy novel by David and Leigh Eddings, and the twelfth and final novel in the setting of The Belgariad, The Malloreon and.

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Although generally viewed as less powerful than her illustrious father partly because so much of what she did was of necessity kept secretPolgara was able to do a number of things that Belgarath could not, due in part to the secret tutelage of her mother. You’d think that polgarz who had lived several lifetimes would have learned that there are a lot of things men and women have in common and that some women are different to others and not all women and not all [insert race here] are the same.

In Enchanters’ Pogara Gamehowever, Polgara in rage at the ‘death’ of Durnik threw the full power of her mind at her father, in an attempt to blow past him edrings seek revenge on Zedar. The endless misogyny would have driven me to throw the book in the trash. Fun to read about Polgara. According to various historical dates listed in Belgarath the Sorcerer and Polgara the Sorceress we are able to determine that Polgara and Beldaran were born in the year A.

But not THAT fun. Polgara and Beldaran were identical twins, but Aldur and their mother made physical changes directed at Polgara while they were still in the womb. I like Eddings’ fantasy because the characters are fun and interesting, exciting storyline, the good guys win, and they deal with adult themes but are clean reads.


Eventually, it was revealed that one of the twins was to wed Rivathe king of a newly formed subdivision of the Alorn kingdom of Aloria.

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The Redemption of Althalus. Titles are approximate translations. After the birth of the twins, Poledra was presumed to have died, but her daughters knew that she had simply had to polgqra away. Her mother’s wolf instincts could not understand his apparent abandonment during her pregnancy, and sensitive Polgara had picked up on this.

A relatively young Polgara spent many years in the Arendish duchy of Vo Wacune, where she mitigated the Arendish civil wars. Polgara was born first, but Beldaran was the dominant twin. This is the Eddings’ chance to expound at appalling length their various opinions about the hard-wired sorceresw between men and women, leading women to be conniving, emotional, good in the kitchen and with children, completely irrational in love, and made for making babies.

Depressingly, I think it’s a better book in a lot of ways than Belgarath the Sorcerer – the material is largely new and entertaining and, with the exception of the almost word-for-word repeat of the Vo Mimbre section, is paced fairly well.

After their final victory over ZandramasPolgara discovered she was pregnant with twins. It is a fantastic end to the series, a story about a magnificent woman whose dedication to protecting the line of the Godslayer didn’t preclude her from dabbling in politics, planning assassinations, overthrowing duchies, establishing kingdoms, dancing sensually enough to make jaws drop, and having a whale of a time while doing so.

Polgara the Sorceress

This would have been the perfect opportunity to really develop Polgara’s distinct voice – she’s something of a restrained and mysterious figure throughout the books-with-plots, and her perspective should be unique.

For many years, Polgara hated her father. I love David Eddings, Polgara is simply annoying. Her refusal to accept Torak’s dominance, due to her previously unrealized love for Durnik the blacksmith, was a key point an Event in the fight between the two competing Prophecies.


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The main part of the story then opens, revealing that Polgara and her twin sister Beldaran were raised by their adoptive uncles, the deformed Beldin and the twin sorcerers Beltira and Belkira all disciples of Aldurlike Belgarathafter the apparent death of their mother, Poledra.

Refresh and try again. Beldaran’s forgiveness of Belgarath further inforced Polgara’s hatred. Awash in sexism, with a liberal sprinkling of racism, this story follows the titular character as she bullies her way through history. There is naturally some overlap as Belgarath has been alive through the whole of his daughter’s lifebut they concentrate on different aspects of the history of the Eddings’ world.

When I first started reading the Belgariad I thought Polgara was extremely dry and I couldn’t understand everyone’s An amazing sorcerrss to Belgarath the Sorcerer.

Polgara is not only a Sorceress but who chose a very different life for herself than the expected one, as she chose love for Durnik over money and material luxury. It isn’t quite so enjoyable as an adult. My daughters have even recruited their friends to read them and again, everyone is a fan. There, she first learns the reaches of her powers.

May 05, Aaron Anderson rated it liked it Shelves: Apr 22, Shira Karp rated it it was amazing. She later becomes the wife of Durnikthe advid turned sorcerer, known as the Man with Two Lives.

This is still an excellent read even though I have very little sympathy with the so called heroine, because Eddings is just a brilliant story teller.