What a riveting conclusion! Though I did enjoy _A Tremor in the Bitter Earth_ more, I certainly had a hard time putting this book down! I just wanted to know how it was all going to end! For such a long book it was a very fast read, but I must admit that I was a little disappointed at the rather rapid conclusion. Tullier was my favorite character in this series, and I did want to learn more about him even after the last page ended. I guess the ending overall felt a bit rushed to me (there were some surprise appearances at the end). My other bit of disappointment was that for a series involving identical twins, there was very little of Mervion in the actual book... I would have liked to see her play a larger role. I sincerely hope that Reimann returns to this detailed world and delightful characters some day in the future - I know I will be keeping an eye out for her!