I reread the 2 books on my recent trip to Japan. I think they are well written and like Lenore I think some of my interest is because of my musical background. Really easy to get into and also easy to read for long periods. My only moment? Spoiler Yet another 'secret' hand language?! Eddings with the Drasnian secret language, Jordan with the Maiden hand talk and now the signs of the Adem. I'm almost getting bored of that being used as a concept now.