An interesting conclusion to both trilogies. However, I was left with more questions than answers after all was said and done. In the end, the government not wanting Sam Yeager to return, then still holding the grudge against him once he returned to the new world that he no longer had a place in, It was odd. Also the final call from the 'Lizard" at the consulate made no sense except to say Sam showed that he still had loved his country. That however didn't say much as it had been apparent throughout all the novels that he had loved his country. Harry Turtledove could have gone tied up more loose ends in my opinion but in the end was just rushing the ending to finish the story. A good story but a bit disappointing. What ended up with Mickey and Donald after leaving Johnathan's house and Karen telling Donald off? Who knows... it was the end of the story. Over all a good story but it could have been better. The narrator was never as good as the narrator for the first three books.