Since David Eddings passed away recently I've been meaning to pick up some of his more popular works to find out exactly what he was all about. His Belgariad series is one of his more well known and Pawn of Prophecy is the first book in that series. I am so glad I decided to read this one and I'm looking forward to continuing the series.
The story is simple and the plot fits into the standard hero's journey, but it's this simplicity that I liked so much. The characters are likable and the antagonists are mysterious. I guess this hero story is so popular because it is such a good one. People, me included, love to read this plot line. We love to like a character and see how this new friend of ours overcomes challenges and saves the world. It works even after all these years.
I'll be going back to the library this week to get the next Belgariad book Queen of Sorcery.
So many people I know have read these books and learned to love fantasy because of them. Your thoughts?