This series just keeps getting better. In the third book of the Belgariad, we finally get to see Garion come into his own a little more in this one, as he learns more about his true powers as the group continues their pursuit of the Orb. The characters are all well-written. Each has their own personality, and you know just from the dialogue who’s speaking. Magician’s Gambit doesn’t suffer as some middle stories do, serving just to bridge the gap between the setup and conclusion. In fact, like the last novel in the series, I was pleasantly surprised to find a true climax of its own in this one. I’m still not sure where the story will go from here, which shows just how great the storytelling is to me.