On the last book in the series

Been pretty happy with the codex alera books. Lots of war, so that kind of wears on me, but otherwise good characters. The plot has definitely been a wild ride for me. I enjoy the small snippets of romance between the characters, and the quirky humor of the author. However I begin to think that three or four books is the perfect number for a series. I find that I slow down in reading because the ambience of tension and intrigue becomes a bit depressing by book six. I don’t enjoy gory descriptions of fighting, death, or chaos… And I suspect that this series caters to folks who dig those sorts of details. After a which my eyes just gloss over the text and I find myself rereading paragraphs about fighting.