This is a truly wonderful series. I agree, it's as engrossing as GOT which I also love. However, this one really lets you love and hate and whatever the characters living it. We can only hope and look forward to Mr. Gwynne continuing to gift us with more of his "bedtime stories". I have read libraries full of Fantasy and Science fiction in my long life and am enjoying rating The Faithful and the Fallen as absolutely top notch in every way. If you like good writing, lots of action and plot twists and characters to love and hate, this is for you.