Like others I liked this way better than the last couple of books in the series. There was less repetition within the story of things that had happened previously. I always welcome that at the beginning of the story, if I haven't read the series in a while, but there was a tendency for the author to repeat that later in the books, which was completely unnecessary.
Anyway, what I really appreciated about this story was the ending, how certain storylines were wrapped up. I also understand that there are more books in the series, but I think it should have ended here.