"It had been a beautiful morning. In the spring after a long winter, when there seemed to be no hope to ever see the sun again and feel the lingering warmth of summer days to come, all of a sudden it was there. Such was that morning along the Red.
"Margaret had to say good-bye to her son. She was as ready as any mother could be, even though there was nothing in the world that could ever fill the place left empty by Charlie's leaving. They sat on their horses and looked at each other for a moment or two. Loki understood the sadness and sat quietly.
And here is the paragraph that I wanted to sum up the entire six books...............I suppose is could have stopped right here....maybe I should have :)