I still think that this is a good series. I understand what some of the reviewers are saying, the main character, Charlotte, does not seem to be very heroic. But if you really consider, most heroic characters throw themselves in the middle of a bunch of trouble and come out smelling like roses. Throughout this entire series there has always been a very real element of death, characters have been dying since the beginning. Admittedly the series is lacking depth in some places, it really does lack some of the more detailed character development but I am still excited to see what is going to happen next.