Almost done Pen and the Sword and this one is loaded on my phone and ready to go. It seems that the 4th book, released last week in print, should be ready to go in Audible format around Christmas time or shortly thereafter.
Look, I don’t disagree with your “guilty pleasure” admission. This isn’t Game of Thrones. It’s not even The Black Company, The Witcher, or Wheel of Time.
But the more I listen to this, the more I think it would be a very successful cable TV series with a good show runner and a moderate budget. Indeed, I think it would be a better TV series than it is a book. It wouldn’t even be all that expensive. Admittedly, the larger battle would require resources, but this is well tilled earth in terms of costumes and military props. This is very doable for a budget about the same as Outlander’s. And if you strike the right balance, I think you’d attract a lot of female viewers as well as male ones. Unlike, say, Turn, it would not be a series which principally appeals only to Americans. You’d have heavy European interest in this as well.
Seriously, this thing is ripe for TV series development.