Up to this point I have enjoyed every one of Sara Douglass books that I have read. However, The Crippled Angel was seriously disappointing and not up to par with the other two books in the series. The is almost no character growth, and the ending is transparent from very early in the novel. The final big scene that the whole series had been building to, was actually very anti-climatic. I really wish that this books would have been a more pleasurable read.