The story unfolding keeps my interest, but it has already been feeling "long-winded" before the end of the first book. This book follows suit, but I will labor reading through the rest. I don't enjoy the personality of the main character, but I'm hopeful this will change now that I finally finished book 2. Two additional main characters and a main enemy I also have conflicts with. The first thought I had is that the author did a good job making each character unique and was able to make me feel emotion concerning their characters. However, at least for my liking, I'm not enjoying reading the childishness, the naivety, and the pompous superiority emanating from these characters. After taking two books to get to this point, I can hope the personalities will start to change now that the story feels like it is actually on its way to becoming something. If the author wasn't repetitive in describing these characteristics all the time, it might not have affected me so strongly. Perhaps the story wouldn't have had to take so many books to write also.