The story is very engaging, but I feel myself forcing myself to continue. This is mainly because the protagonist is an awful character. His main characteristic is indecisiveness and he has a serious martyr complex. Just all around unlikable. While I generally don't have a problem with unlikable characters, I can't handle one who is supposed to be a savior. I can't laugh at him because every cowardly and petulant thing he does is harmful to others. If it weren't for the great story behind him I would have quit this series a while ago. For what it's worth, a less infuriating protagonist would have significantly cut down on the needed length of the book without detracting from the story. I'll finish the trilogy because I want to see what happens, but I dread having to spend more time with this cowardly fool.