I've kind of said everything about this series in my comments
on the first book.
Even more than the Assassin's Blah series these have blurred for me, which is partially a consequence of the multiple-character viewpoint thingy that GRRM also uses so effectively in GoT.
It just feels like reading one inordinately long book.
On the other hand, I do know I was, at this point, thoroughly hooked.
I just can't remember exactly why
Only that my love for pirates and dragons and Hobb's writing swept me through this like it was 1000 pages long and launched me straight into book 3.