I’m going to do a a book talk on this one (which I’ll post a link to when I’m done with it), so I’m only going to mention here what I took issue with.
Jacob and Milo are trying to work out what’s going on with Ophelia–why she’s so desperate to save people and what happens to her when she gets the power they’ve been sharing (which was not the way I expected it to turn out, mind you). I thought that this aspect of the story wrapped itself up too neatly, too easily. There wasn’t an extraordinary amount of struggle for it, and – I don’t know – I didn’t feel the resolution.
The story does, however, make me want to see the movie The Prestige again.