The fifth and final novel of The Belgariad.
The ancient Mrin Codex foretold the battle between of the heir to the Rivan throne and the evil God Torak, which will decide the fate of the world. Garion, the Rivan heir, is far from ready to face Torak, who is awakening from a long, enforced sleep. Garion, Belgarath and their wily friend Silk slip out of the castle without telling anyone to travel to where this final confrontation will take place. A story of endurance, valor, loyalty and love by one of the most popular fantasy writers of all time.
"Eddings' BELGARIAD is exactly the kind of fantasy I like. It has magic, adventure, humor, mystery, and a certain delightful human insight."
- Piers Anthony on PAWN OF PROPHECY
"Absorbing. Touches all the right Fantasy bases. Warring gods, political intrigues, supernatural creatures, and appealingly human magicians."
- Publishers Weekly on QUEEN OF SORCERY
"A graceful, fluid style of storytelling rare in fantasy writing.”
- Publishers Weekly
about the author:
David Eddings published his first novel, HIGH HUNT, in 1973, before turning to the field of fantasy with The Belgariad, which hit the New York Times bestseller lists, as did his Malloreon series, The Elenium and The Tamuli series. Born in Spokane, Washington, he served in the United States Army and taught college English. His wife Leigh Eddings collaborated with her husband for more than a dozen years on numerous bestsellers.