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"Pawn of Prophecy" by David Eddings

"Pawn of Prophecy"
 is the first book in the The Belgariad Series by David Eddings.  Has gods and humans.

Outside of the Forgotten Realms and Sherrilyn Kenyon I don't like gods.  Gods must be done carefully.  I prefer to call them dieties or even high class fay; with one Great God ruling over all of them that never really enters the scene.  Gods are too perfect.  I hate perfect.  Gods are like magic.  Powerful but without limits they make a story drull. 

Of course, with this book one could argue that the gods were only in the opening.  Well, David Eddings ruined his entire series with that opening for me!  I do NOT want to know where the sword came from or why.  It's not pertinent and it ruined it. 

Rating -1.

Link:  http://www.fantasticfiction.co.uk/e/david-eddings/