It's been awhile since I've read a series with such a well crafted world. Each "country" and it's people are alien but also recognizable as regions in earth. In the first book the story is crafted in a a way that you know who the good guys are and the bad guys. There is some blurring with one of the characters but as the series continues he becomes one of the solid good guys with sometimes questionable methods. All the characters seem genuine and they all react and evolve realistically to the situations they find themselves in. By the time you get to the fourth book the lines between the good and bad guys have been blurred, with the exception of the Drav Cra. I found myself pulling for the daughter even though her goal is to join her father in his fight against the original good guys. It's not often I find myself relating to each of the main characters and wanting them all to succeed even though they are on opposite sides. I'm hoping the next two books continue this way and perhaps all these characters come together to join forces to fight their common enemy. This story is well crafted and I recommend it to those that enjoy long epic fantasies.