Finished...at last…finished. I wish I could rate this one more than 3 Stars but it was simply a slog to get to the end. I wasn’t blown away after almost 2100 pages of this story. As in the previous 2 books, Vin is a great character but somewhat less amazing in this one. The skaa are still not a part of the story in any significant way, except to be killed in large numbers. Get ready for earthquakes and ash from the sky. And lots of trudging back and forth through the kingdom. I really didn’t like the end with “gods” resolving the conflict and with Vin’s course of action in the end. I simply wanted it to end and was glad it finally did.