I read the first four books in this series back-to-back because the library book I checked out was all four together. They are all sort of blurred together. The names are still terrible, even after four books. The books aren't exactly good, but they're not terrible either. They are decent brain crack and entertaining enough to keep me reading, possibly past the first four.
The ending of this book was not great. There were too many plot lines and not all of them could be cleaned up by the end, so they just kind of quit in the middle.
I have some real problems with the divine consorts or whatever those ladies are called that serve the Scribe Virgin. They're like high-class hookers with the Scribe Virgin as their pimp. Or at least that's the vibe I got.