I went into this book thinking it would just be an excuse to make beloved characters walk and talk again. While the book did scratch that itch, it surprised me by introducing some really intriguing new characters and situations, and it seemed like it was going to be an awesome adventure in its own right. I was left a little startled by the ending, which wasn't really an ending at all. Though I realize this is just the first in a trilogy, I still expect books within a trilogy to have a beginning, middle, and end. And this book just stopped abruptly without any significant conclusion.