I'm going to have to listen to this thing again later. Since it's been so long since I read the novels, there were some things that made me go 'eh?'. Also, I suspect I didn't fully read the later novels to this arc...? I'm not entirely sure if that's right or not. It's simply been too long since I actively followed this series.. Over 2 years I think. Even so, the end of CD 3 still surprised me a bit at what was omitted.
Yeah, anything coherent will have to wait until I listen to it again. The brain simply isn't putting things together properly. *sigh*