Re reading The Belgariad and I would like to ask if Eddings had darker intent for King Rhodar.
In Pawn of Prophecy, when Silk introduces the Kings and Queens, Queen Porenn is introduced as Rhodar's second wife. Porenn also asked Silk to talk to Queen Layla for advice about providing a heir to King Rhodar.
What happened to the first queen? How come there is no heir from that marriage? Did something happen?