I am mightily impressed with this series so far, and I have two more books to look forward to. As always Nick Podehl's performance is brilliant. All t..Show More »he characters, heroes and villains are wonderfully written, and the world they inhabit is so vivid. As with the real world, there are characters I like, those I don't. The heroes are heroic and the villains are as villainous as they need to be. If I have a complaint about this, and the first book, (and even though I haven't read them yet, the two books to follow this one, most likely), its the character of Alaron Mercer. I admit he is as well written as the other characters, and that is proven by the very fact that he elicits such a strong reaction, but every time a chapter is given over to what he's doing, I cringe, and only listen with half an ear, until we get to one of the other character's exploits. I suppose the character is necessary to the story, but in my opinion he spoils what would otherwise be a perfect experience. Fortunately the Mercer character doesn't appear too often, and when he does, it gives me a chance to go make coffee, or play with the dog, until he goes away. That said, I'm looking forward to the next two books in this amazing series, (hopefully minus Alaron Mercer).
Perhaps it's the way I listen to audiobooks in small snippets, that caused me to lose the plot on this one.but once I had lost the plot, I never reall..Show More »y got it back. It was a long old book to listen to what I have to say that I was glad when it was over.