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While the wrap up of the story didn't necessarily take a bad turn, I was disappointed in a couple of things. I'll be vague, so as not to give anything away.
I was sad that our main character who we have spent so much time with and come to know never seemed to get out of his obvious depression and find joy in life. He lived a defeated, struggle of a life and I don't feel that he ever found redemption or joy. Others may disagree, but after listening to all 9 books in a row, that is my feeling.
This book is VIOLENT. Graphic descriptions of child abuse and adult abuse permeate this book. We get it -- people were horrible. The constant recounting of evil, horrific abuse became gratuitous and grating. I would have skipped many sections if this book of I hadn't been listening to the audio version.
Overall, I feel let down and somewhat abandoned by this final volume. I don't think the characters were true to the spirit in which they were developed earlier. It's a dark end to what was an enjoyable story arc. It's too bad -- I was hoping to have a series I could enjoy again and again.
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other than Fitz and the young cast, many voices - especially female - tended to sound like crotchety old men, especially if there was any sort of accent added. every time Althea spoke, I focused on her voice and not what she said - even her mother sounds younger!
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