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.