Originally Posted by Lord of the Night
I do agree with Annandale being hit and miss. I found The Carrion Anthemn to be slow and boring, while The Traveller is one of the best short stories I have ever read. Warlord is not his best work, but it's solid and while I didn't love it, I still enjoyed it.
My main sticking point is your comment about an underdeveloped supporting cast, it has pretty much killed it for me.