I was able to take the evening last night (when this posts, anyway -- was just a few minutes ago really) to read the last two-thirds of <b>Scourged</b> while sipping some Tullamore Dew (<a href="https://wp.me/p3z9AH-3iu" rel="noopener" target="_blank">see yesterday's rambling</a>). And it was a very satisfying way to spend an evening, no doubt.
My intention was to turn immediately to writing a blog post/review/rave about it, but I think I want to spend some time thinking about it before I start to write. A couple of spoilers about what I'll end up saying: I really, really, really liked it. It wasn't as triumphal as a part of me had hoped ("Everybody lives, Rose! Just this once, everybody lives!"), but it wasn't as grim as I feared (<strong>Angel</strong> "Not Fade Away"'s ending). It wasn't perfect, but it was very satisfying. If I have to say good-bye to these characters, this is the way to do it.
And I'd better shut up before I end up writing a whole post after all.