|Submitted by Geng Chen|
(Mar 06, 2000)
First, a brief synopsis. If you haven't read the rest of the series, by the way, definitely read them first. You'll get so much more out of the books by reading them in order. This series is in-depth and beautifully constructed -- you'll miss out on so much by skipping around. Now that I've gotten that out of the way... In Magician's Gambit, Garion, Belgarath, Silk, Polgara, and Co. continue on their quest. They journey through the haunted the remains of Maragor and visit the underground caves of the pale, devout Ulgos. In my opinion, this was the funniest book of the Belgariad, although some people of the Ce'Nedra Haters Club may dislike parts of the book told from her perspective. True, she can be irrational, but that's part of her. You meet a couple of interesting new characters, and the plot really develops toward the end. Then, of course, Brill makes another virtuoso performance. Quite impressive, in fact (hehe). Happy reading.