The ending was worth the read, though barely. I still can't stand Nevare, though he becomes tolerable towards the last 200 or so pages of the book. All in all, this trilogy had an interesting story with a number of catching details that was, unfortunately, seen through the perspective of one of the most frustrating and static characters I've ever read. I think if all three books had been shortened by several hundred pages the resulting story would have been better. It would not have lacked in the key plot points but could have removed many of the pages devoted solely to describing Nevare's food/reaction to eating, as well as the "woe is me" sections. A number of these felt reminiscent of cartoon's reusing the same background, though more noticeable because there was nothing to distract.