when it first came out in paperback. There wasn't much libertarian fiction around at that time, and I was hungry for anything I could find.
It mostly bored me out of my mind. On reflection, I may not have finished it; I seem to recall that about half way through the last volume I decided I wasn't particularly interested in how it would end, and I just quit reading.
Two MUCH better books from the same time period: Alongside Night, by J. Neil Schulman and The LaNague Chronicles by F. Paul Wilson.
Recommended reading: The Most Dangerous Superstition, http://www.amazon.com/Most-Dangerous-Superstition-Larken-Ros...