I've been interested in Eric's character since it became clear he was staying with the Warborne, and then, after he actually carried a weapon into the fight pits in the last book, I was REALLY interested. His story is nothing I expected, and I loved that. Zad is awesome, so BA! Who doesn't love a heroine who can kick butt, and needs a harem to meet her ...needs. The two are so great together. Worth. Every. Star!