So glad to be finished this series. P.A. milked his audience on the final 2 books, in my humble opinion. Too many characters w/ too many alternate selves & the mergings of all of the above. Anthony still has a prolific imagination, however, and this alone saved me from being genuinely disappointed. The worst part was Anthony's insistence on trying to make sex & sexuality a core theme, often where it didn't belong or wasn't natural. To sum up, I may have just read my last Piers Anthony book.