it was slow at times for me. I will give the second book a chance.
I like the characters and setting and plot and genre, so I think that I'll like the series. (from my notes) I just read books 2 and 3. Better all the time. I'm now thoroughly involved. I thought there were 2 shorter areas with the first book that dragged mildly due to telling the story instead of letting the characters and their actions and dialogue do so. Not so as the books progress. However, still so strong in other areas with the first book that I didn't let it bother me.