Magician's Gambit is by David Eddings. The third book in The Belgariad. Garion and his group are on a mission to recover the stolen Orb of Aldur and return it to its rightful place. As they make their way to Cthol Murgos to retrieve the Orb, they confront new dangers and find new companions to help them fulfill the prophecy. Fans of the series will love this installment and pick up the next quickly.
Ratings: 8th grade - 9 out of 10 - V (violence) - AC (some mature content).