I read the first 5 books as a soldier stationed in Korea. At the time they were all that was out. I began reading again some time later but life didn't allow me the time to finish. Again I begin reading, completely absorbed. 2 weeks and 2 books into it, approximately 1 week after looking online for the first time, to learn who He is, at His blog, and reading of His battle, I check back and my mind cannot comprehend what it is these strange characters on the screen are telling me. Words, I think they're called. Still no idea. As my reeling mind begins to comprehend I am immediately filled with a great sense of loss. My best friend that I have never met... Or spoken to... Someone who can only be that, after all that he has given me... Sadly, but with happiness in my heart I say 'Hello, it's a pleasure to meet you all.'