Awww, I was wishing for something great like the previous series, The Elenium, but I guess goddess Aphrael didnt answer my prayer correctly. This book was horrible, it made me want to stop at every chapter and just burn it or something. But I work hard for my money during the summer so I just couldn't do it. I have no idea why I went through the book so fast, because nothing was exciting... at all! So I take back what I said in my last review, that Eddings could maintain his talent and never go boring. The only good parts of this book are when Talen comes into the plot which is not very often... more like never.
Instead of buying this book, I suggest you go to the library and rent it and read chapter 22, because they are the only 17 pages worth reading. So why 2 stars?? Because I still have faith in Eddings, although I probably wont read `The Shining Ones.`
Read the Elenium again, and the Belgariad and Malloreon, because this book was a complete let down. Makes me wanna shed some tears...
(I lied, I have to read the Shining Ones, because The Diamond Throne of the Elenium series was also really boring. Thank God for the Ruby Knight. Hopefully the Shining Ones will be like the Ruby Knight....)