An interesting ending. The drama of the stolen stick was wrapped up satisfactorily. There is a hint at the resolution for the larger problems. The outcast has found his place and made his peace. Relationships have been forged. There was also a riot, a shootout, and a near death, just to keep th tension up.
Seems like there are other books in this universe. I don't feel compelled to go find them. But I would read them if I came across them.