Finally, I have finished the series, and not a moment too soon. The book, in the main, was pretty good. I loved the return of Arlene as the Sookie-hating ex-con (though I do far prefer her character in the television show) and all of the drama that this caused. As always, everyone is both using Sookie and helping her. But then, for me, the end was really average. Perhaps it would have been better had she wrapped it all up a few books earlier.