It seems that this was the real end of Sand Chronicles, and that the last two volumes are bonus stories. At least there's a note at the end that says as much. I loved the series as a whole for being a sweet romance with realistic complications. I also liked that it took an unusual (for the genre) length of time to unwind. Ann is 12 when the series starts, and 26 when it ends, and the characters feel age appropriate nearly every step of the way. The overall message that I took from the series is that you shouldn't need another person to prop you up, but that it's fine to lean on those you love when you need support.