This is one of those series I wish I hadn't wasted my time on and this is one of my favorite genres so I like most of what I read from this genre. I loved book one but it all went downhill from there. There were times when the story was exciting but mostly it was slow and repetative. I ended up hating the main characters and The King's Cage was downright painful to read. I kept reading because I wanted to see how the series ended which was a real downer. I wish I had read the end of the series first and it would have saved me from wasting hours of my life.