It's been quite the long haul waiting for the final volume in this series since I read the first two in arc form--one of the downsides when they don't do arcs for the whole series. It's like a drug--they get you good and hooked and then they pull the plug right before the final volume and make you wait like all the other mortals!!
So, the big question is, was it worth it? Did it end like I was hoping? Yes and no. Surprised. Curious to see what the author does next.