SM Stirling is calling The Sky-Blue Wolves the last book of his The Change series (post apocalyptic, steadily more openly-magical fantasy), and I’m not sure if I believe it. He put in enough hooks at the end to justify a new series, presumably set in post-Change Mongolia and so forth. I did like it, although I think that it should have either been a bigger final book, or else two more books with the same word-count as this one. But I may just be desensitized to humungo-books at this point. ‘Tis a common problem in modern fantasy.