Not so much to wrap up here, but I'll link two entries I particularly liked. (Even if they liked the books better than I did!)
Rebekah Loper is a long-time fan of Brouwer--her first post describes when she met the author, and also explains exactly how these books are a retelling of previous series.
And Rebecca LuElla Miller had a very good post about the use of magic in Christian fiction.
Thanks for the tour, all!