Before I read the final book in this series, I was angry at how Raistin was treating his brother, Caramon, and the "holy one". He used her for his own benefits, even when he knew that it would end up with her losing her life. However, after I was done with this book, i was sad to read that Raistlin was bound in the Abyss with Takisis (sp), the Dark Queen. Even though Raistin was rejecting the love that he was feeling for and from Caramon, deep down inside he couldn't see his brother and the world dying. With the last effort at righting the wrong, he gave up his "life" to save them, forever sealing him in a world of torture and torment he has to endure in the Abyss, with the Dark Queen tearing his soul apart. Caramon had a difficult time as well when he saw Kitiara dead. She deserved it! She had a black heart all along! She didn't care about who she was hurting. At least Raistlin was "helping" along the way, even though his true reasons were masked. Kitiara ended up with Lord Soth, that serves her to mess with the true heroes!