Story Rating: ****
Cover Rating: B
In this book, we go back to hating Zaketh a little bit more while also totally feeling bad for him. Zandramas continues to be a jerk, and harries our main adventuring party mercilessly. Our main adventure party continues to be true to their personalities, which is something I find Eddings to be a master at. I’m big on characters, and I hate it when characters suddenly lose themselves in the middle of the story (unless it’s purposeful, of course).
The adventure keeps moving on and the reader knows to get geared up for a big fighting scene at some point in the fifth book. This fourth volume has you anxiously anticipating it, as they still have no idea where that final place really is.