Several people warned me not to read The Crown of Dalemark, the last book in Diana Wynne Jones’s Dalemark Quartet [spoilers]. And here DWJ mentions that many of her fans were unhappy with the ending. And my question, in case anyone has an opinion, is Why? It may not have had the sociopolitical insight of the earlier books, but I couldn’t tell what was supposed to be wrong with it. It certainly can’t compare to crapstones* like The Last Battle and The Amber Spyglass.
*Crapstone = a word I invented, which is the point of this post. It means “the last volume of a multi-volume work, which sucks.” Extra points for retrospectively ruining the earlier volumes.
[UPDATE: And apparently also a village in Devon, which I trust is pronounced “Crun.”]