I'm sure some of the enjoyment of this series is coloured by it having been a book I read and re-read during my teens. I had issues during the time with the depiction of women then and I still have it to some extent and with the implicit racism (not all Alorns!) Now I do get that having a guiding god moulding people in their image could make people tend to tendencies but dammit variety is good, and it brings up huge free will issues.
Garion discovers truths and goes on a quest to kill Torak. Ce'Nedra discovers what her future holds and people gear themselves up for the epic battle that will happen.
Yes I enjoyed it overall but the characters are sketchy and I still love Silk. I think he was responsible for the years of playing thieves in role playing games. These days I mostly play clerics by the way.