Like the other two books in this trilogy, this series is “comfort food” for my mind. I know the stories, or am at least relatively familiar with them if it has been a number of years since I last read them, and I tend to turn to books in this category when I am not feeling well or just not wanting to read something new. This volume finally brings together the disparate threads of the two prior books, and brings the overarching story plot to final culmination. My only real complaint is that when we finally reach that point of culmination I feel somewhat shortchanged. We spent all this time building to the final battle, the final confrontation, that when we finally got there and it wrapped up into a neat tidy package in only a couple of chapters it felt like the authors were tired of writing the series, were running out of allotted words from the publishers, or something along those lines, so they just slapped a culmination on it and held a wrap party for the cast of characters. I would have liked to have seen a more lavish treatment of the culmination, following the different characters who were tackling different parts of the final plot line.