first, without any doubt the story itself is awesome and solidifies what we know and value of diablo.
BUT (!!) I read the books in german and it took me a month to read the first book... it was just sooooooo (!!!) unbeleavable bad written -.-' maybe I have to blame the translator...
but your summary is really great it leaves out the R.A.Knaak style!
Oh no,it was badly written in English too. The overall story was awesome,but some stuff...bleh. Something that really irked me is that the beginning of the 2nd and 3rd books they had to give me a recap of the characters like I had never heard of these people before.
That and the relationship between Serenthia and Achilios basically came out of nowhere. Yes, he loved her all this time and she knew,but didn't care and never showed any inclination that she thought of him as anything but a childhood friend. Then She is sad and he sits next to her they talk about random stuff. Then bam next chapter they are suddenly in love. It left me scratching my head wondering if I had somehow skipped a chapter.