I love these books but it's a gruding and embarrassing love really. Something about it is addicting, I think it may be the fact that there is a lot of storyline, there is a background for the world and the characters, and some of the characters are awesome. But there are lot of things that make me cringe, like the over-exaggeration when it comes to the sheer size of these men. Okay they are like 7ft tall and bulky as hell, got it, but now they also have fangs that would fit in the mouth of a tiger?! I don't think so...he wouldn't look good or fearsome, he would look borderline stupid. Some of the characters seem a little forced here and there.