Eddings. One of the true legends of fantasy. He started The Belgariad with his wife a number of years ago and worked his way through ten novels of pure, edge-of-your-seat masterpieces. This, book 10 of them, is the conclusion. The conclusion many of us waited so long for. And this conclusion will grab you, and compell you to re-read the series again. The series alone can't be put into words. The books HAVE TO BE READ!! In this book alone, the final battle occurs, we see who's life is lost, the return home happens and so much more. Tears will be shed, laughs will be had, and of course some anger will peak its way out. In the style of Eddings, you think you're coming to the end of something, you're not. This book proves just that, as it's a great set-up the the prequels of Belgarath and Polgara. After travelling so far with the characters, you could almost think of them as family. And with this "family" you'll surely want to touch base with them every so often, as they are indeed a true inspiration (to the literary world).
I never really did understand why the choice between light and dark should be such a difficult one. The loose ends are wrapped up and the characters get their just desserts, but I must admit it didn't really get my blood pumping the second time around. It was good and fairly compelling reading, but there was something missing.
The final book in this series. It was a great set of books to read.
Book Five of the Malloreon
It is, at long last, quite finished. Don't get me wrong, I liked the Belgariad, but the Mallorean series ran out of steam and new ideas after "King of the Murgos." This book would have been rated 1 star had it not been for some supremely entertaining moments with Mandorallan. Overall, though, I say good riddance to bad rubbish.