I just re-read the entire arc, Batman 1-9. Been starting to re-read the New 52 series I am collecting since I've been busy the past few months and only have read most issues just the one time right after I bought them.
Anyway I think this Owls arc has been exceptional. Absolutely one of the best Batman stories I have ever read. But to make this comment relevant to this thread, I thought issue 9 was the weakest issue of the run. Not bad by any means but it felt like the story didn't progress as much as it did in most issues, and the "cool moments" didn't hit quite as hard as the cool moments in other issues.
Still though, a kickass run. Reading the whole thing in one shot really makes me want to collect the Owls tie-ins too.