What a wild ride that was! I loved some parts of it and disliked others. (Possible spoilers beyond break - mostly just my opinion about something, but I don't want to taint it for anyone.)
At this point I can say without hesitation that I HATED the epilogue! It was just too much like a fifth grade girl's happily-ever-after fantasy fanfic than a real-live epilogue to such a good book. Was there some kind of contest among school-aged kids to write an epilogue? The winner gets it published in the book? Gah! My apologies to anyone who enjoyed it. I just didn't.