Originally Posted by HarryT
Just been re-reading David Eddings' "Belgariad" series. An excellent fantasy series, but I just spotted this "howler" in book 4 of the series:
"The Mrin Codex was an ancient-looking scroll..."
Mr Eddings really should go and look up the word "Codex" in a dictionary and find out what it means
Despite such errors, a series I can thoroughly recommend to anyone who enjoys "swords and sorcery" type fantasy novels.
He cannot look up "Codex" or any other word in a dictionary anymore. He passed away half year ago I think.
I was not impressed by Belgariad.
I found it way too simple, naive, very young adult type fantasy.
He is a great fantasy author for kids and teenagers to get them into fantasy (10-15 years old). However, if you read him for the first time when you are older, after you have read a lot of other fantasy works then it is meh...
If I am not mistaken, The Belgariad was rebranded kid's fiction. Which suits it quite well