Story Rating: ****
Cover Rating: B
This book picks up a number of years after the end of The Belgariad series, and the only reason is receives four stars instead of five is because the start of this book was incredibly dull in comparison to what I’d come to expect from Eddings. After the first bit, however, Eddings definitely delivered.
The book includes an update on all of our favorite characters and introduces new ones. We also get a chance to see how altered our first primary cast was after such a long break in time. After a low start, the book is full of action, intrigue, romance, and heartache.
The cover is moderately eye-catching and gives the reader a good idea of what they should expect from the story. (Please note: The cover being reviewed is the mass market paperback edition I own. There are other covers on other editions.)