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The Seeress of Kell (The Mallorean 5) (original 1991; edition 1991)

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The Seeress of Kell by David Eddings (1991)

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"It has come at last," Garion's inner companion said unemotionally through the Child of Light's* lips. "It is the instant of the Choice. Choose, Cyradis, lest all be destroyed."

"It has come," another equally unemotional voice spoke through the lips of the Child of Dark*. "It is the instant of the Choice. Choose, Cyradis, lest all be destroyed."


The Seeress of Kell is the fifth and final book in The Malloreon by David Eddings. And quite an end it is! The quest draws to a close as the final riddles are solved so the meeting of Light and Dark can happen to decide the fate of the world. Zandramas strives until the bitter end to thwart her opponent. Garion must stay resolute to prevent the world from sliding into darkness even if it means he must kill his own son.

It is a great ending to the series. All story threads are wrapped up, including a couple items from book one that had been left dangling. I've been with these characters for so long now that they feel like old friends and it is the character dynamics that has been the most enjoyable part of my reread. Sometimes it's hard for an author to keep track of all the characters when a series focuses on a fairly large group and I'd say Eddings is successful at giving everyone their own voice. The ending does have its bittersweet moment though. I'm quite glad to have made the journey again and am a little sad for it to be over.

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  Narilka | Jan 17, 2018 |
The quest is in its final stages, Garion and his companions have reached Kell and the full set of the Mallorean Gospels that would advise them as to where the final confrontation was to take place and other mysteries be unveiled.

This one of the better books in the series, and not just because it's the last one in the series :-). By this point, the Eddings have been at this world for nearly a decade and they have a great deal invested in the characters so really does feel as if we are saying goodbye to members of the family ( )
  JohnFair | Jan 15, 2017 |
“mallorean” ends ( )
  BookstoogeLT | Dec 10, 2016 |
How sad. My series is over (again). This book wraps up all the unfinished business from the series. The quest is over and everyone goes home. Eddings, of course, has fun with the characters and makes their happily ever after a little uncomfortable for them, but that's part of the fun of this series. My favorite wrap-up happened to Beldin. I was rooting for him (even though it was a re-read and I knew what would happen). I shall miss all of my friends"." ( )
  jguidry | May 31, 2016 |
The line about light and darkness is the highlight of the whole series. But also, it was just fun to read. ( )
  Snukes | Jun 14, 2013 |
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Gatti, GraziaTranslatorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
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Para Lester,
Hemos trabajado juntos durante una década. Después de todo este tiempo, la única expectativa razonable habria sido envejecer diez años, pero por lo visto hemos hecho algo más. Creo que entre los dos hemos dado vida a un buen chico. Espero que te hayas divertido tanto como yo, y considero que ambos podemos estar orgullosos de no habernos matado en el curso de esta empresa, aunque estoy convencido de que el mérito no puede atribuirse a nuestras vitudes personales, sino a la paciencia infinita de un par de damas muy especiales.
Con todo mi afecto.
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Extractos del Libro de las Eras, volumen primero de Los textos sagrados malloreanos.
Estas son las eras del hombre: en la primera fue creado el hombre, que despertó maravillado y asombrado del mundo que lo rodeaba.
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THE FINAL RECKONING

Time was running out for Garion and his companions in their quest to recover Garion's infant son and heir. If they could not locate the Place Which Is No More, then Zandramas, the Child of Dark, would use Garion's son in a rite that would raise the Dark Prophecy to eternal dominion over the universe!

Only the Seeress of Kell could reveal the site of that mysterious place--and that she could do only once Garion and Polgara had fulfilled an ancient prophecy in the mountain fastness of the Seers . . .

Kell itself was closed to Zandramas--but her dark magic could force the knowledge she needed from one of Garion's party. She laid her traps and dispatched her foul minions, determined to claim the world for the Dark God. But Garion would let nothing stand between him and his son . . .

Here is the epochal conclusion to David Eddings' bestselling The Malloreon, the culmination of an unparalleled quest across strange lands and among strange peoples--a magnificent fantasy of men, Kings, Sorcerers, and Gods caught up in the seven-thousand-year war between two ancient, opposing Destinies battling to determine the fate of all creation.

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Garion and his companions must locate his son before Zandramas uses the child in a rite that will raise the Dark Prophesy.

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