There was a lot of humor in this installment, most of courtesy of Translator Zeiat, although there were also some moments involving Seivarden's anachronistic habits that were quite funny. This is absolutely not the place you want to start the series, but for the most part it is a highly satisfying conclusion. Not everything is neatly tied up, but we are left at a place in the lives of the major characters where the current story is over. I'll be sorry to see them go, but I'll be looking forward to what Ann Lecke does next. If it's another story in this universe I'll be very happy, but I'll probably be happy no matter what it is.