This novel is literally the ending of a three-book-length story. I skipped to the remaining 30% of the book when the beginning story didn't grip me. Nary a flicker of intrigued piqued when I discovered someone wasn't a turncoat at all. Said character wasn't great or admirable in the first book aka the (the setup book). The denouement is like watching the ending of a Buffy the Vampire episode. Final setting, generic. Central conflict, prosaic. Execution, fine. Love the prose yet sparing details was unhelpful to my picturing of the sets. The characters' pow wow descriptions are excellent.