Top positive review
Nice closure to the series, if you don't plan to read #9.
Reviewed in the United States on May 4, 2018
Appreciated the ending, and enjoyed Owen's POV chapters. As a rule though I like multiple first POVs. Especially loved Owen's struggles as he adapted to modern life, and finds his place in the world.
Granuaile's chapters drove me nuts for two reasons: environmental preaching, and use of present tense first, when all other chapters are in past tense first. The tense change is jarring. And while I don't have a problem with Gran going after her stepdad, I do object to her premise that all coal/oil mining is bad. Yes, green energy is good, but it also can be detrimental to wildlife, etc. Anyway, this book I skimmed Gran's chapters, and enjoyed Owen and Atticus, and the puppies, of course. :o)
Based on reviews of book 9, and the fact this book ended tightly, I have no intention on reading further in this series. I got a nice tidy ending stopping here without the disappointment of book 9. Sounds like Hearne should have ended the series here.