A mostly satisfying end to an enjoyable series. What I enjoyed most about this series was the terrifically interesting, elaborate and unusual world he created for his characters to run around in. The various realms within the house were fantastic, and the overall structure of the house was superb, loved it. Second favorite, some really great characters - I particularly loved Susy Blue and the Mariner, but there were many more who were just so much fun, and each so distinct and different one from the other. Least favorite, some of the plot devices seemed a little imposed to me, not like the characters did that because it was in their nature to act that way but more like the characters just got wrenched in that direction because otherwise the plot wouldn't work out. But all in all I liked it a lot.