I'd really like to finish the book, but like I said I'm going to shelve the series, I'm stuck at the final boss, Act 2... I don't want to reread 10 hours I already put into the book.
And I admit, two of the boss monsters in this act I could not beat, so I cheated, hoping to get gear, but nadda... so ya I'm going to cheat anymore. I believe one was the hydra where if you don't kill it after three turns, it regenerates back to full health... was one I cheat on, the other I can't remember, was frustrated, I hit this block at the time was going to throw the book in the trash bin And was yay this is great got all 4 books, hopefull there will be a 5th, now that's changed, I really don't care if I read the others or a 5th... to much mundane rolling, trying to beat the same monster over and over.
Sadly I find d100 or four against darkness more satisfying sorry just my thought a newbie... I wanted to play this for the story, and four against darkness for the rolling.. And the rolling in four against darkness is much more interesting. Not putting down the book, just saying for someone new to this type of book, it's very unforgiving and I don't recommend it to new people to the genre, one mistake, picking the wrong gear, seems to vital and more important to the book the the story. It's sad the author wrote such beautiful words, only to be hindered by poor gear choices.