Have any of you read the Star Requiem books by Adrian Cole? I thought they were really good. What struck me bout them was the superb characters the author created. And also the names of the characters and places - they were truly inspired.. The characters all had their very own personality and identity. It is funny though how just one or a few characters in a book can make you keep reading. In this particular series for me it was Auganzar - he was just plain COOL! Highly recommended reading for fantasy/sci-fi fans.