Anyone else pick up Sarah Douglases Axis series?
The series was very good, and by the last book I was really hooked into the characters, and the story really gained depth in the second and third books.
Fairly typical set up, and characters, but well written and nice depth of emotion.
You are not your magic weapon and armor. You are not your spell buffs. You are not how much gold you have, or how many times you've been raised from the dead. When a Big Bad Demon snaps your sword in two, you do not cry because that was your holy avenger. You leap onto its back, climb up to its head, and punch it in the eye, then get a new damn sword off of the next humanoid you headbutt to death.