So. The Belgariad is a pretty no-frills fantasy chosen one epic that spans five books. It has some unique aspects, like the world and religion/magic systems, but it's severely flawed, particularly in its depiction of women.
Women in the Belgariad have three types of interactions with men: - Nagging them into getting their way - Seducing them into getting their way - Being patronized
Incidentally, I'll be pretty happy if I never see a woman's appearance described as "lush" or "overripe" again.