Wednesday, July 8, 2009

Review: Pawn of Prophecy by David Eddings

Book: Pawn of Prophecy by David Eddings

Genre: YA Fantasy

Rating: A-

For: Fun

I'm not sure where I was when this book, and it's series, made their debut... worrying about other things I guess. But lately, I've sure been hearing a lot about them, so better late than never I say.

This is one of those fantasy series with an immense background history, a whole new world of people, places and problems. Because of that, there was a lot of set up going on and it took me awhile to get into it. Even though this is a YA book, much of this background and names and such were quite complicated for me and made my head spin. But I imagine it's like most fantasy books where once you get going, it all comes together and makes perfect sense.

Basically, it's about this young boy who is destined to save the world. He doesn't know it yet, of course. He thinks he's just an orphan with not much knowledge about his family. He's been raised by someone he thinks is his aunt, but come to find out, she's not at all who she appears to be.

This book actually ends just as things get going, and he starts figuring out that there's much more to his life than he thought. I look forward to continuing with the series.

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  1. I've read much of the series and loved it. I agree with you about Heather J.'s enthusiasm for the series. She rocks, doesn't she? :) Um, oh, not that you don't. ;)

  2. I'm really relieved you're willing to read the next one. (Which I have of course and you can borrow.) I was worried with your 3 star rating. I was going to beg. It is a long series and the first one is likely just a set up. I tend to remember serieses (sp?) as a whole and I don't remember what all is in the first one. I do know that the third is one of my favorites and I've reread it the most.

  3. justareadingfool: Yes, she does rock!:)

    Julie: Three stars is good. Respectable. And yes, I have a feeling the whole thing will just get better as they go.

  4. I rock? Wow, thanks! But seriously, when I saw the title of this post I got SO excited that someone is reading Eddings again. I'm glad that you enjoyed it and that you see the potential in the rest of the series.

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