Enchanters’ End Game (The Belgariad, Book 5) [David Eddings, Leigh Eddings] on *FREE* shipping on qualifying offers. THE DRIVE OF. Garion proceeds through Gar og Nadrak, and despite a few incidents (such as being forced to join the army at one point, having been mistaken for a Nadrak). Eddings concludes the Belgariad, ponders the division among his characters and Enchanters’ End Game, first published in , is the last book in David.
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For the first time, we see the Angaraks as more than mindless antagonists. As the Angaraks expand, so does our metaphor. Eddings also dwells on more serious philosophical questions in this installment. They see how the Malloreans impress Nadraks into their army, and how unwilling the average Nadrak is to war upon the west. The three of them also meet Drosta lek Thun, the Nadrak king.
He wants to work with the West to avoid the Malloreans absorbing his kingdom. Silk provides him with codes to contact Queen Porenn to facilitate that. The three of them then travel through Morindland and Mallorea.
Torak tries several times to tempt Garion away from his path, until he refuses explicitly. They portage the Cherek fleet up the Eastern Escarpment. They hope to lock the Angarak forces into place, while the Cherek fleet sinks emchanters Mallorean reinforcements.
However, the Murgos and Malloreans anticipated the takeover of the Thullish capital. Belgarath retaliates by locking Zedar into the earth. One of the things that we see clearest in this book is how different the Angarak and Alorn leaders are. Just simple character choices and traits tell us multitudes.
Of the Alorns, the word that best defines them is unity. Fulrach, the Sendarian king, creates and maintains supply lines and manages the practical parts of warfare. Anheg leads the navy, Cho Hag the cavalry, and Brand the infantry. Rhodar is the tactician that manages all of their skills and devises their strategy.
By comparison, the Angaraks are an utter mess. Given this example, King Drosta betrays the Angaraks, and befriends the Alorns. The Angaraks are constantly fighting. Taur Urgas is a madman, literally described as foaming at the mouth before Cho Hag kills him. Nothing else makes any sense. One ecnhanters the most philosophically engaging moments in the novel is when Torak tempts Garion. Torak offers to relieve Garion of his childhood without parents.
The Death of a God and Division in Enchanters’ End Game
Torak could not cope with the scattered complexities and conflicting desires that motivated most men. When applied to the Cold War, we see a peculiar kind of compassion. If we go back to the history of the Soviet Unionwe see it was motivated by massive food shortages.
Many people starved to death, and the Czars did nothing. The elemental need of people to eat and an eloquent speaker led them to create gake Soviet Union.
A family, and given in a tempting voice. He considers why these people created this system for themselves. Eddings accepts why they made the Soviet Union, even if he himself opposes it.
In all the universe, there is not one person — not one thing — that loves you. You are alone and empty, and even if you kill me, I will still win. Unloved and despised, you will howl out your miserable life to the end of days. gake
Such is the death of the Dragon God of Angarak. The novel begins with a prologue written by Torak. He explains how he stole the Orb, and how it burned his face.
It details how Torak hid his ruined face behind an iron mask. From that prologue, we can tell that Torak believes he is beloved by all his people. Torak honestly believes he is the center of the universe, that he will prevail and make the Orb submit, make everything submit. Torak burnt every bridge he had with his brother gods when he claimed the Orb. He burnt every chance of a people who would davkd him when he made them offer human sacrifice. Torak willingly divided himself from everything, and that division is ultimately what leads to his death at the hands of Garion and the Orb.
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Before the confrontation that would lead to his death, Torak tried to tempt Garion. The reason that he did so was that he was afraid of Garion and what he represented. The failed temptation of Garion and the fear that prompted it show the uncertainty between these two ideologies. Both believe that it has to be all or nothing. There has to be one or the other, and that the existence of the other is a threat.
The fear of Garion is also echoed by someone that is not Torak. This makes him already more palatable than before. After the death of Torak, the other gods come to give him a funeral.
Garion resurrects Durnik at their direction. Belgarath talks to Aldur before the gods leave, and after Durnik returns. One of the things env happens when you are nigh immortal is that things stagnate. Everyone else was eedings and each other was a constant.
Now the cycle of life is continuing for the two of them. Things are changing for them, for the first time in forever. But things are changing in a predictable manner.
The very last scene of this novel is Belgarath in conversation with the Orb of Aldur. He dwells on how the Orb has been his companion through centuries. He talks, like with Aldur, about how things will be ennd now. In addition to that, there are so many references to the past in this novel. This war ended the way it did because of the Orb of Aldur. Eddings cannot draw parallels to the end of the Cold War yet. Instead, the end of this book echoes the end of World War II.
This was supposed to be the final installment, but you can see hints of his sequel series in the conclusion. But even though the cycle supposedly ended, all we see is a new beginning. A new cycle yet to come. Things started to cool down in the Cold War when this was published, but not a complete ending. Even though the death of Torak lead to a period of calm for our heroes, env are questions left unanswered.
History keeps marching forward, and this ending returns us to the beginning. Division among enemies and unity with allies. Eddings leaves us with the death of a god, and a weakening of ideologies.
The institutions that supported that god still remain, and this next cycle forces us to ask questions about how we can best move forward. We see not just a cycle that leaves us where we started, but a generational one. Angela is a full-time fantasy nerd. She is either reading a novel or talking about one. Or is watching Lord of the Rings for the hundredth time. Dabid archetypes and cultural context always fascinate enchanfers. Analysis 10 Tropes That Work. Analysis Game of Thrones 3×10 Rewatch: Analysis What We Ask from Stories.
Analysis Game of Thrones 3×09 Rewatch: Reaction Vids of Castamere. Analysis Fullmetal Alchemist and the Exaltation of Humanity. Division, and Cold War Politics Alorns vs. Angaraks One of the things that we see clearest in this book is how different the Angarak and Alorn leaders are. A Surprising Capitulation One of the most philosophically engaging moments in the novel is when Torak tempts Garion. Father and Daughter After the death of Torak, the other gods come to give him a funeral.
Moving On, and Not. Conclusion Even though the death of Torak lead to a period of calm for our heroes, there are questions left unanswered. Image Courtesy of Del Rey Books. Up Next A Wedding and a Break-in. Don’t Miss Sera and Andruil: Echoes of the Huntress. Moments of Difference and Improvement in Bloodhound.