Guardians of the West

This illustration by Geoff Taylor, was originally used on Guardians of the West, written by David Eddings,

Original Art

Guardians of the West


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Guardians of the West - art by Geoff Taylor
Guardians of the West - art by Geoff Taylor
Feist cover using Guardians of the West - art by Geoff Taylor
Guardians of the West - art by Geoff Taylor
Guardians of the West - art by Geoff Taylor
Guardians of the West - art by Geoff Taylor


This painting by Geoff Taylor has a vista of forest and lakes with a rich yellow light which catches on the large gold coloured sword that hangs in the composition, rays of light shine from it . The composition is held together with an archway of orange.


The first book in the Malloreon series

Synopsis for Original Title

Guardians of the West. Warned by the prophecy that a new and greater danger threatens the lands of the West, Garion, Belgarath and Polgara must begin another quest to save the lands from great evil. Eleven years have passed since Garion's killing of the evil God Torak and his marriage to Ce'Nedra. He is now Overlord of the West, slowly learning how to cope with the duties of a king and to overcome the difficulties within his marriage. When the Orb of Aldur warns Garion to `Beware Zandramas!' the Voice of Prophecy reveals that somewhere in the unknown land of the East the Dark Prophecy still exists and that great new dangers threaten. While Belgarath and Garion seek to uncover the nature of this threat, Garion's baby son is kodnapped. All evidence points to the loathsome Bear-cult, which has gained power once more, and Garion leads an army bent on its destruction. But there are even more sinister forces at work, and Garion and his followers must look towards the malign and mysterious evil of Zandramas. Their quest must begin again.




Gouache on Artboard

Size approx.3
12x19 inches or 30x48 cm

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