This book is an excellent conclusion to the series, providing closure for the major plot elements without freezing the characters into a static position just because the story is "over."[return][return]I am particularly fond of the setting in this series since it is something you don't
often see in the current crop of fantasy novels. The frontier settlement aspect provides a different set of basic conflicts than you'd find in a city or within the sweeping vistas of epic fantasy.[return][return]I do have to say that my decision to start reading this late in the evening was a mistake, but only because I got sucked into the story and before I quite knew what happened I was halfway through the book and it was three in the morning...and I had work the next day.