I know I've pimped this book/series before... but I'm just about done rereading the first and I had forgotten how awesome it is. I mean, yeah, there are icky parts and it does get rather, well, intensely raunchy. But I love the style, and I love the characters (except Melisande, of course) and the ship-UST factor is just... guh. A prostitute/scholar/spy and a warrior-priest who's sworn vows of fealty and safekeeping... and celibacy. Guuuuuuh.