• Sorceress of Darshiva

  • The Malloreon, Book 4
  • By: David Eddings
  • Narrated by: Cameron Beierle
  • Series: Malloreon, Book 4
  • Length: 14 hrs and 36 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook
  • Release date: 08-15-07
  • Language: English
  • Publisher: Books in Motion
  • 4.5 out of 5 stars 4.7 (1,510 ratings)

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Publisher's Summary

Troubles and delays continue to mount as King Garion, Belgarath, Polgara, and the company pursue Zandramas across the known world. Possessed by the Dark Destiny, Zandramas has kidnapped Garion's infant son and plans to use him in a ritual that would destroy all that men value. Always one step ahead, taunting and spying on Garion and his party in the form of a great flying dragon, Zandramas races to beat them to the "Place Which Is No More". Desperate to arrive at the ancient ritual site at the same time, or face disaster, Garion and his friends must defend themselves against Zandramas' armies, led by the Demon Lord on one side of them, and the forces of Emperor Zakath on the other side. To make matters worse, they have no idea where to find the "Place Which Is No More".
Fantasy fan? Listen to more in the Malloreon series, which is a sequel to David Eddings' Belgariad series.
(P)2005 Books in Motion. This recording is produced by arrangement with the Ballantine Publishing Group, a division of Random House, Incorporated and David Eddings.
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Critic Reviews

"Eddings depicts a complex, believable and colorful society filled with nobles, rogues and common people." ( Publishers Weekly)
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5 out of 5 stars
By RJ Reviews on 06-26-18

A great fantasy novel!

The fourth book of the Mallorean brings Garion, CeNedra, and their companions closer to stopping Zandramas from sacrificing their infant son to cause the rebirth of the Dark God of Angerak. Their journey has taken them across the vast continent of Mallorea to the ancient, island nation of Melecene. Here they may finally lean some clues to aid them on their quest.

Because not only do they have to track down Zandramas, but they have to find out where she is going and beat her there. They have to follow a trail scattered through prophecies and esoteric tales. Once they have their trail, they will have to plunge into war-torn Darshiva.

The home of Zandramas herself.

The penultimate novel of the Mallorean continues the journey through the lands of Mallorea. No longer are they truly hunting Zandramas any more. Destiny is ensuring that both groups will arrive at the fateful meeting. It's just a matter of which of Garion's friends and companions will survive the encounter now. Things only grow more complicated as all the story-lines Eddings has been spinning—Zandramas's bid to power, Emperor Zakath seeking to restore order, and Urvon's alliance with the demons—are colliding together in Darshiva.

The stakes are high as they companions creep across Darshiva.

While I enjoy the Sorceress of Darshiva, it is my least favorite of the ten books of the Belgariad/Mallorean saga. While the characters are great, and there are some great writing and events, the pacing is a little wonky. While the first series had a sense of immediacy about it, with this series it's clear that they won't get the upper hand on Zandramas until they get to “The Place Which is No More.” Putting Destiny, which has always played such a big role in the series, so much in control is really showing the lack of agency on our heroes as they come to accept this reality. Not even CeNedra is getting frustrated any longer.

Still, it is a great book, and it leads us into the final volume in the Saga! Next up, The Seeres of Kell and the end of Garion's story!

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5 out of 5 stars
By Joshua desmond on 02-12-18

Awesome

cameron beierle continues to be fantastic. these books continue to help me in tough times.

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5 out of 5 stars
By Amazon Customer on 07-31-17

Lobe eddings

love it eddings puts you right there besides the characters and you journey with them.

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5 out of 5 stars
By D. Catterall on 07-15-17

Darshiva

Another great re read, keep coming back to all of David Eddings masterpieces. Bring on the nrext book

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5 out of 5 stars
By Amazon Customer on 07-28-16

great

just as good in audible as well as written only can do more while listening

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3 out of 5 stars
By Joanne Murphy on 10-28-15

My childhood favourite

All in all, this is a beautiful book and the narration is *generally* ok. Certain words, it seems that Cameron doesn't know what the word means so he guesses the pronunciation - take 'quay' for example. Every time he came out with 'kwaaay' it made my teeth ache.

Eddings, however, is a true powerhouse and this 4th instalment of the Mallorean continues a journey 9 books in the making. Fantastic audiobook or paper / e-book. Highly recommend.

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