Story Rating: *****
Cover Rating: A
Polgara was always one of my favorite characters, and I just loved this book depicting her life. It’s amazing since during the Belgariad and Malloreon series, you only gets hints at what “Aunt Pol” had gone through or done. This lengthy book fleshes out those hints and gives the full story.
You end up feeling bad for Polgara at many points, but she also gets an HEA of her own after suffering for the cause/prophecy for so many centuries. Also, can I just say that Polgara is a kick butt woman who can do everything herself while somehow maintaining her feminine charm? She really is quite amazing.
The cover is eye-catching and gives an accurate representation of what the reader will find inside the pages.