Hey there, I’m coming to the end of my novel and it only now that I’m starting to realize that my ending is, in fact, a deus ex machina. I always had the belief that the use of a deus ex machina ending is seen as poor storytelling. Certainly, in Harry Potter and the chamber of secrets I found the ending to be rather poor is that respect. So what is the general consensus through this forum regarding deus ex machina. Many thanks.