Queen of Sorcery by David Eddings
Book 2 of the Belgariad. Since I started reading the series, I’ve found I can’t stop until I get to the 10th.
This book is also epic – it expands on the characters you’ve come to love in the first book and you also learn more about Garson (the main character). It also introduces a few new characters who you can’t help but love – such as Princess Ce’Nedra.
I love this series and if you’re a fan of epic fantasy novels, I think this series is for you!