This book ran on a bit long, and many of the characters' voices echoed those of Eddings's previous characters (Dweia, most particularly, reminded me of Polgara). However, it is a credit to David Eddings's writing that the formula and style he has used time and again still works.
What I loved the most about this story was the House. I would love to live in a house like that, as long as I could control it. I also enjoyed Althalus and his "family's" meddling through time and space. I do think that the ending, and how everyone ended up paired off to their respective soulmates was a little bit too neat, but this only occurred to me some time after the hazy afterglow of a good book had worn off.