Ooooof. That did NOT end in any way I expected. In fact, if I didn't know that there were more books coming in the same universe, I'd be seriously upset. As it is, I'm looking forward to the dragons. Although I have to admit, I can't see where this is going to go. Everyone's dead!!!
But I'm intrigued enough to keep reading.
Note: Only read this if you've read The Adamantine Palace and The King of the Crags, otherwise this won't make a lot of sense!