David Eddings author of of the Belgariad, The Mallorean, The Elenium and The Tamuli passed away o2 June 2009.
I bought Pawn of Prophecy when it came out and I was about 11 years old. I still read the Belgariad about once every two to three years and while it has it's flaws I still enjoy the series. Mrs. Bugbear is just on her first time reading the series and just started Castle of Wizardry last night.
Thanks Mr. Eddings for some really enjoyable books & best wishes where ever you may be.
Head's up to Lux Mentis for passing this along.