Saturday, August 11, 2007

Polgara the Sorceress

Polgara the Sorceress

David Eddings

Date: 26 December, 1998   —   $7.99   —   Book

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Fiction, Fantasy

Second verse, same as the fist. A little bit louder and a little bit worse.

Now we get to hear Polgara's side of the story, and what she tells is quite often different from her father's side of the story. To begin with, there's a whole lot about her mysterious mother Poledra, which is quite a trick seeing as how Poledra isn't really in the picture starting with Polgara's birth (along with that of her twin sister, Beldaran.) Polgara is, probably to her surprise, the major mother figure of the series. The French artists had a field day with this one, choosing to depict her in abstract, a face in the trees, or a rock formation (with requisite weeping child in the background.)

The only real gripe I have with this is that as an "autobiography", Polgara's "voice" comes across as virtually identical to that of Belgarath's. It's probably not something most people would notice, but little things such as phrasing shine through. The story is different but the author is the same. Oh well.

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