I really liked the way the author portrayed the monks and that every character no matter how small a part they had seemed so real. The females in the book were all really strong characters. They didn’t whine or cry over almost everything. Instead they took things as they came and did the best that they could to make it work for them. Though they were not immune to grief or frustration they did not dwell on it like some characters might have. Even the less likeable characters were enjoyable to read about because they had a strong sense of self. Torrodil will make a fine edition to the bookshelf of anyone who has ever felt the need for even a little bit of an adventure in their lives.