I have to say, that I enjoyed the first three books in this series, much more that I did the last three. This is the last book in the "Firekeeper" series, book six, and that is both a relief and a pity. A relief, because, once the characters had moved, in the most unlikely fashion, from the setting of the first three books, the story seemed to have a desperate quality to it. Almost as though Ms Lindskold had bitten off more than she could chew, in committing herself to a six book series. A pity, because the characters were so strongly written, that even in their new setting, it was they, rather than the story, which kept me reading. After all that, however, this being the final book, it was an extremely weak ending, which almost begged not to be an end, but a pause while another instalment, that hopefully didn't contain quite so much waffle and babble as the previous three, was being created. Wonderful, engaging characters, and a thoroughly entertaining storyline in the initial trilogy, but let down in the second half by a weak storyline, which let the character down as much as the reader.