The third book sees Brust playing with the formula a bit — the laundry list replacing the chapter titles is pretty fun. All in all I had the same reaction to this as the first time I read it: maybe not as involved as I could’ve been.
I think I am reading these too quickly. I’m going to go on to Taltos, but I’m going to intentionally slow down, take it easy, invent a voice for everyone, read carefully. There’s too much delicious fine detail here to speed past it.