" 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. "
— Miramira, 1/15/2014