With this last book, Pierce closes out the story of Beka Cooper. Never a fan of epistolary novels, I found I enjoyed these books despite the journalling conceit. Still, jumping into Beka's life with so much lost time between stories is no where near as satisfying of a reading experience for me. For example, this book opens after a failed relationship for Beka. While I applaud Pierce's wilingness to let her characters love and lose, having all of that growth take place "off camera" wasn't particularly effective (I had a hard time imagining Beka in her previous relationship, and it didn't positively impact my ability to invest in her next one).
While this series won't unseat The Lionness or Wild Magic or Trickster series as my favorites, it was an enjoyable read over all.