I love the concept at the heart of these two books: the many worlds theory is true; some of these worlds use magic. I enjoy the efforts of the Chants to become who they want to be, and the process of figuring out who that is. I particularly love the character of the embodied Godddess, as well as Throgmorten. I don't even mind too much that Edwardian notions of birth-based class were transferred into a magic-using Britain, where the servants are sadly deficient in innate skill (which is somehow less offensive that the quite powerful house-elves being enslaved in Harry Potter, because of their race). Forgive me the pun, but the books really are enchanting.