Finished the combat climax tonight, and damn, but I think it works! Like a shotgun blast near the head: it's loud, fierce, yet likely to be found a positive experience, given that it didn't take your head off!
Tomorrow, the true climax! Many secrets await revelation, and some characters will have their worlds destroyed. Muhahahahahah!
Damn, but I feel good! If my eyes weren't burning from the chlorine, and my skin from the excess solar radiation I soaked up today, I'd be hammering away at the next section too.