Anyone who’s read the Odd Thomas books should have an idea what’s going to happen in the last novel of the series. Koontz hints at it for seven books, after all. And due to the mythology of these books and Odd’s personal beliefs, and losses over the years, it’s a happier ending than it should be.
“Free will,” she agreed, “our greatest gift, the thing that makes life worth living, in spite of all the anguish it brings.”
Saint Odd wraps up all the loose ends from the previous novel, and brings an end to the evil cult that Odd has been encountering over and over, once and for all. Koontz peppers the book with Odd’s dreams, which got kind of annoying after a while but ended up making sense eventually. There’s a lot of focus on the meaning of things and of course, good versus evil, as in all of Koontz’s novels (not just this series). We don’t see nearly enough Edie Fischer, but the Chief’s back, so that’s good. And we kind of get satisfaction on the mystery of Annamaria….kind of. All in all, not a bad ending to a series that had both its high, and very low, points.
But Edie’s friends with the Texas accents were probably some of the worst writing I’ve ever seen from Koontz. Good lord, man.