This final book in this behemoth of a novel series was truly a quest. Characters take journeys often with no plan for return. The final confrontation builds slowly from a false time of peace for our heroes and the ominous "long game "machinations of Fanning begin to come to bear.
As with all quests the heroes have to trudge through a wilderness while the camera shows picturesque vistas.. here there is an interminable middle section where Fanning waxes lyrical, regards his navel and tells you his entire back story ... it seems to go on just a bit longer than comfortable. I know this is a device to make him sympathetic but I found even young Tim a bit obnoxious.
Amy and Fanning are two sides of the same coin and here they battle once more for the fate of humanity ...
Familiar faces Alicia , Peter,Michael Sarah and their broods are like old friends so meeting them again after quite a break, was so nice. Survival , last stands, bravery and sacrifices aplenty keep the action moving and deep at the heart of it all this is a story of deep all encompassing Love , for family, for friends and ultimately soulmates.
This book was exciting, tense, epic and deeply moving. I had a lump in my throat and a fast beating heart often.
A fitting end!