Bth-King of the Murgos

David Eddings, Author Del Rey Books $16.95 (454p) ISBN 978-0-345-33002-4
King Belgarion and Queen Ce'Nedra are still searching for their kidnapped son Geran in this second volume of The Mallorean, Eddings's sequel to his bestselling fantasy series The Belgariad. After pursuing the Bear Cult in the last book, they now have information that the culprit is actually the evil Zandramas. Despite the seeming urgency of their quest, the journey becomes almost leisurely as the company, including the ancient sorcerer Belgarath, his daughter Polgara and the spy called Silk, stop repeatedly along the way. They visit the cave-dwelling mystics, the Ulgos, the imperial Tolnedrans, the forest Dryads, the Serpent Queen and the city of Rak Urga, where they make an unlikely ally of timid, wily Urgit, King of the Murgos. If this is seldom really gripping, the flavorful interplay among Eddings's stubborn, resourceful characters keeps the narrative continually entertaining. (April)
Reviewed on: 03/01/1988
Release date: 03/01/1988
Mass Market Paperbound - 416 pages - 978-0-345-35880-6
Paperback - 454 pages - 978-0-345-41920-0
Prebound-Sewn - 403 pages - 978-0-606-01246-1
Paperback - 443 pages - 978-0-552-14803-0
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