[comment relates to the whole series] Wow, what a story. I thought this might be good for my son (13) and read it myself (51). Certainly not just for young adults/teens. A very well written series, the writing style is excellent, editing is good (I spotted perhaps 5 places in the whole series where the odd word was missing), and the series shows evidence of a reasonable amount of background research (enough that it could be used as a primer for several mythologies - Norse in particular).
Anybody who liked Dave Duncans Seventh Sword series is sure to enjoy this.
My only adverse comment is that perhaps it would have been better if the starting age of the main players was more like 16 give the adult-like thoughts and actions they were given within the series, but hey, its fantasy!
Gripping right through to the very last page. I couldn't put the last book down. Well done Aiki - surely you should be charging for these!
(review of free book)