Captives of His Imperial MajestyZandramas had stolen King Garion s infant son and fled to use the child in some ritual that would make the Dark Destiny supreme Garion and his friends had followed, but now they were captives of Zakath, Emperor of Mallorea, who, while friendly, stubbornly refused to let them leave Meanwhile, a horde of demons was ravaging the cities thrCaptives of His Imperial MajestyZandramas had stolen King Garion s infant son and fled to use the child in some ritual that would make the Dark Destiny supreme Garion and his friends had followed, but now they were captives of Zakath, Emperor of Mallorea, who, while friendly, stubbornly refused to let them leave Meanwhile, a horde of demons was ravaging the cities through which they must travel Zandramas was escaping further toward her goal And the Seeress of Kell revealed that they must be at the anient palace of Ashaba within a matter of days or Zandramas would win by default Then a horrible, fatal plague struck the city of Mal Zeth closing it against all traffic in or out.
Demon Lord of Karanda Captives of His Imperial MajestyZandramas had stolen King Garion s infant son and fled to use the child in some ritual that would make the Dark Destiny supreme Garion and his friends had followed but
Another Malloreon re read I ve read this series so many times that writing reviews for it is beyond difficult I ve already mentioned that this series and the Belgariad before it has sexism issues Demon Lord of Karanda has those issues plus a very basic plot concern that flows through to the rest of the series and some later books The Belgarath Rivan King lineage Polgara and Belgarion are descended from Belgarath and his wife, Poledra When reading The Belgariad and The Malloreon the reader gets a [...]
Hitting up nicely now
Another great addition to the series, not much new to report though that isn t necessarily a bad thing I will say this it is incredible how Eddings can surprise you with his characters You finally meet characters they ve been talking about since The Belgariad and they turn out to be nothing like you imagined them A very enjoyable twist You have this idea of a fairly standard villain in mind and the next thing you know your hypothesis is completely and unexpectedly blown out of the water A must h [...]
The Malloreon feels like a pretty tired reiteration of The Belgariad Of course, it is explicitly so and is up front in stating that it is intentional, by the means of cyclic prophesies Nevertheless, while The Malloreon is by no means terrible, all the good stuff it has on offer was already presented, fresher, in its prequel series.
Originally published on Once Upon a Bookcase.David Eddings Malloreon series gets even exciting in the third book, Demon Lord of Karanda This book involves a lot intrigue and manoeuvring in order for Garion and his companions to get away from Zakath Zakath and Garion have become friends, and although he s not exactly keeping them prisoner, he s adamant that no one leave Mal Zeth as he intends to accompany them until his armies arrive from Cthol Murgos to deal with the troubles in the north Meng [...]
This is a wonderful novel It brings us half way through the Malloreon cycle and Eddings is still bringing in new story elements In my opinion, it is between this book and The Diamond Throne as the best novel he ever wrote.This book gives us a lot of exposure to Beldin, another of my favorite Eddings characters His own self deprecating manner and the snark with which he treats the others hides a sea of emotion deep as can be, as shown in the relationship between he and Belgarath The love those tw [...]
Eddings Enough said.Questing, snarking between male and female characters, adequate fight scenes, full to the brim of nostalgia.
And then we have the book where Our Heroes tromp all over the eastern continent, killing time until book four.Just enjoy the witty banter along the way.
If a good story is worth telling, it s worth telling a thousand times Eddings seems to agree with this philosophy This is not a criticism I read fantasy for fun and escapism, and that is exactly what Eddings supplies
Demon Lord of Karanda is the third book in The Malloreon by David Eddings The quest continues More has been revealed about their journey It seems the prophecy may require an Angarak king be in attendance as well as some sort of sacrifice It s obvous now how Zandramas plans to use Garion s son, making it important for the party to rescue him If only Zakath, Emperor of Mallorea, could be reasoned with to let them continue onwards Urvon, in his effort to make a play for the Sardion, has summoned d [...]
This novel is breathtaking, in a dark sort of way Eddings is a visually and intellectually descriptive author, appealing to readers on many levels Different plot lines intricately weave together to form an unforgettable whoel I love how little tidbits of info appear at the most unique of times, feeding into the story as a whole The intricacy of the plot was phenomenal I enjoyed how Eddings lets you get to know each of the separate peoples and cultures of this world The in depth introduction give [...]
I am writing the same review for the entire Malloreon as it is nearly impossible to pick out each book from the series as if it were a stand alone novel they all tie together and build on one another.For me, this series was not as good as the Belgariad In part, I think, the opinion is a function of the fact that I was several years older reading the Malloreon than reading the Belgariad However, even as I re read occasionally as an adult I think the first series was better than the second.General [...]
It s great to re visit the characters from The Belgariad and see them in action again unfortunately, that s the best thing that can be said about the series It s not that it s bad it s a completely enjoyable read However, Eddings fails to move forward with his writing and, instead, gives us what is essentially the same plot from The Belgariad over again If you ve read The Belgariad and loved it, you should certainly read The Mallorean, as well If you re hoping for something new, though, move on [...]
As the third in the Malloreon series this one is packed with action, from one on one fights to all out battles with an added dose of desperation as Zandramas uses Garion s son to control both him and Ce nedra making their actions unpredictable and dangerous If this isn t enough there is of course the bigger story that all the world could be destroyed if the wrong decisions are made and the wrong action taken But worry not, Polgara, Belgarath and Silk are on hand to lighten the mood with their wi [...]
Amazing, fast paced read that you just can t bring yourself to put down Hands down my favourite in the wonderful Malloreon series The supporting cast are, as usual, absolutely hilarious, and the rush to save Geran becomes increasingly tense and gripping with the threat posed by the demons and the plague Zakath, despite his flaws, is irresistably charming, and the grudging respect and friendship developing between him and Garion is one of the biggest highlights of the novel.
This book dragged a bit for me not sure if it s actually any worse in quality than any other book in the series or I m just getting a bit tired of the repetition but it gets to where it s going in the end Several of the climactic scenes are very satisfying Honestly I love every single Poledra cameo and would forgive a lot for her appearances And I love Vella.
2.5 stars, nista vise od toga.Dejvid Edings ume da osmisli rase, njihove religije i ponasanje, ali ipak ponekada citaocu dodje da povrati od dosadeOsim putovanja, putovanja i putovanja nicega drugog nije bilo u ovom delu Malorijade, osim iznenadjujuce pojave Belgaratove, davno nestale supruge do cijeg znacaja tek treba dociNadam se da ce sledeci deo serijala biti znatno zanimjivilji
In this book, the third in the sequelling series to the Belgariad, events really take it up a notch We have some new characters appear in the form of demons and a new added danger to our Heroes and their quest We have added humour in the form of mischievous kittens and the distractions they offer in councils of war and other such occasions.Time to continue on with the adventure
This was rather slow Or it could be the fact that I ve been busy I like the fact that I guessed Beldin was in the book I like guessing things in fantasy novels That s why they re fun Yet, this was rather boring.
demon lord of Karanda by David EddingsI give this book 5 starsI loved this book fabulous I have read this set of books many times
This book is the third of The Mallorean series, a sequel to Eddings Belgariad series, and as such includes all the major characters of that previous series albeit several years later, plus several new ones.The plotline is surpringsly similar to the first series something important has been stolen and Garion and his friends must traverse the world to recover it lest the world be destroyed.In this case the important thing is Garion s new born son, who has been abducted by a Grolim preistess Zandra [...]
In an adventurous sequel to THE MALLOREAN, David Eddings tells the story of King Garion s abducted infant son and his efforts to save him Unfortunately, he and his friends are detained by the friendly, but determined Zakath, who refuses to let them leave As a horde of demons ravage the Cities and a plague lets loose its terrors, Garion has little time left to reach his destination, or the kidnapper wins by default From Library JournalThe trial of the sorceress Zandramas leads Garion and his comp [...]
I really enjoy reading these books, they have everything that make a good book great well characterized characters, great story, good dark humor, great witty dialogues, packed with adventure and travels, great created world with each race, etc Even though one may be scared of the 5 books to read they actually read too fast for my taste I ve heard some complaining that the books are too light but I like it this way It s a serie I love rereading and being thrown back into with these delicious, wit [...]
So far, the best of this second series I was thrown for a loop by Zakath and Garion s friendship, although it may have had some foreshadowing in the way he treated Pol, Errand, Durnik and Errand during the last series Still it caught me by surprise, unlike the acquittal of Toth which was clearly on the horizon I did however enjoy the way Durnik apologized, no words just fishing Classic Durnik.I did find myself a bit annoyed with the way Zakath refused to let the party leave but I guess his turn [...]
With Lord of the Rings under my belt, I was hungry for of this fantasy thing I d discovered Enter the Belgariad I consumed the two five book series in a few months, getting in trouble in school for reading when I should have been paying attention I either didn t care or had already done the homework for whatever it was they were teaching while they were teaching how to do it.When complete, I read the whole series again in half the time Then again in half that The half lives continued until I re [...]
It s clear that The Mallorean takes a serious tone when it comes to the subject of religion, but Eddings also seems to drench much of it within philosophy His characters, at least, represent at least one different set of philosophical ideals though I have now decided that Silk is largely a quaintly sarcastic misanthrope.Philosophy and religion take too much out of Demon Lord of Karanda, I think, since most of the time the novel was filled with the characters just sitting there discussing what s [...]
Here we are in the middle of the second five book epic by Eddings about Belgarion, the Rat, the Bear, and all the rest.It s a great series, from start to finish, I freely and happily admit This one gets a bit bogged down though.Its almost as if the writer and publisher discussed the Mallorean well, the first series was five books So this one is too, a no brainer yeah, but I am not sure this story is five books long hmm, well, lets pad out the middle with some side quests and some interesting mem [...]
Eddings tries to write strong female characters, but he has a tendency to give them each one strong trait, and then conform the rest of their personalities to very stereotypical categories The one person who gets squeamish after a fight is the one woman who he allows to actually participate in a fight And after she gets squeamish, one of his other characters says, she s only a girl Really And after all these years of adventuring, nobody has ever thought including Ce Nedra herself that it might b [...]
enjoyable book I am getting very anxious to see the outcome of this adventure filled journey that Garion is once again faced with Great characters in this book The further development we see with our old favorites Silk, Polgara, Durnik and Belgarath and the introduction of new characters that is adding a great deal of enjoyment to the story I think that Velvet and Sadi are great additions to the questing team I am still not sure what to think of Eriond Most of the time I forget he is even there, [...]
I m disappointed in Mr Eddings The characters aren t who they re supposed to be and are acting very contrary to their natures and personalities set up in The Belgariad It s as if I don t know them any The trend seems to be that most of the characters are becoming and like Silk, sarcastic, sardonic, and annoying Also, the plot seems to be moving so slowly There are things happening which aren t necessary and just serve as distractions and wastes of time It seems like there is a lot of filler ma [...]