I remember seeing this series on my mother's bookshelves, but they didn't really attract me at the time. If I'd known then what I know now, though....I'd have been all over them like white on rice. Well, better late than never, I suppose (and yes, I think I'm done with the idioms now...)
Anyway - I finally got my hands on the whole series, and absolutely ADORE them. I read all 18 books in the series one after the other. I haven't binge-read a series like that in a LONG time.
I got so investing in the characters that I really didn't want to read anything else. And since the last two books incorporated Sigrid Harald, I guess I'll just have to binge-read those, too.