I was really enjoying this series of books, but feel the author has taken a wrong turn, instead of bringing the series to its natural conclusion as it deserved, he has turned the story on its head and developed a new "enemy" which doesn't sit well within the general bones of the story to date.The new twist seems to bear striking resemblance to the Lord of the Rings, albeit as a poor relation.

In short; I was left feeling that the expanding of storyline had more to do with selling more books to an audience that had to date been loyal to the series and less with the telling of a good story.

Three stars because I enjoyed all but the last 5th of the book.