This final book of the BloodRunes trilogy starts with a fairly detailed overview of the action up to this point... making this book somewhat stand-alone, though I feel reading all of the trilogy adds depth to book 3. A lot of the back-story becomes clear within book 3, some interesting new characters (and their role in the events of previous books) are introduced with the depth/dimensions typical of the prior books... I felt this was well done. There is some interesting interplay of good/evil/grey-area... and the trilogy ends strongly, while leaving room for a continuing story (which the author suggests within this book...). Overall, I found this to be a very engaging story, lots of sub-plots woven together nicely, and some interesting life-concepts touched upon. I look forward to a follow-on work on this story line.
(reviewed 2 days after purchase)