Okay, now that I have finally found someplace to discuss this series in earnest, I feel the need to gripe just a wee bit. I loved the book, don't get me wrong. I spent an entire summer leading up to it getting read after being introduced to this series in late June, and finished Phantom at the beginning of October. I do need to say that the best part of the book was easily the Ja La game when Richard and his team play for the championship. Hands down. No argument wanted, though I am willing to listen to your opinions, should you not agree. I felt the ending was rushed quite a bit. It felt... incomplete, to me at least. I had expected something grand to end this series, as was befitting it to that point. It also felt as if Goodkind was just throwing in references to people and things just to be cool. Certainly, Chase, Scarlet, and even Gratch deserved more than the minuscule treatment they received in the course of the novel. My biggest gripe with the book is that there was NO FREAKING WIZARD'S RULE! "The one rule left unspoken since the beginning..." That is bull. I was so angry because this was a major letdown. That was probably one of the most important things that I had been waiting for when I started this book so long ago. Okay, so I will step down now, and encourage any and all people to come and chat about this. What were your thoughts on this book?