I liked this book better than I thought I would considering I am not the biggest Chaol fan. Still not a big fan of his, but I like him more than before. I would have to say my favorite parts happened during the last 150 to 200 pages. I think the end was set up at a good point, for when we get to dive back into the final book, which I am super excited to see how everything winds up. I liked that we have a lot of armys to help the good side, fight the war.
Don't really want to say anything else because of spoilers.