A satisfying conclusion to one of the best flintlock fantasies out there. This book really is all about wrapping up the threads created by the first two in the trilogy. A lot of battles, both political, real and personal. Some really good tactical moments as well as political intrigue. The ending was pretty good, wraps up satisfyingly while leaving just enough to the reader's imagination. Also the origin of the so called "gods" is still left very much in question, and is could possibly be a target for future novels. Some cons would be that there is somehow not as much a sense of urgency as before, and that Nila being one of the gifted doesn't really add much to the story, but I guess that can be explored in the future, and will be from the number of novellas he has written. A solid 8.