I'll make this as short as possible and this is for the series up to and including 5. If you're a fan of the Orphen 1 series you MIGHT want Orphen 2 series just for PR. But if you're new get series 1 and rent the 2nd from your local Blockbusters. I was so disappointed they totally destroyed Orphens charactor and turned him and Cleo into Lina Inverse and Gorry G wanna be's. The story had potential but didn't follow through.(sigh.....) They must have gotten new writers who didn't even bother to look at/or analyze the charactors in the first series; and where in the heck did a big sister come from? x_x?? Last, I saw Azalie was the only one he considered family and she didn't go back to Tower Fang.I could deal with a twin brother for Flameheart and even dealt with the new side kick for Black Tiger/Shrimpman?. But, why wasn't Orphen training Majic he did in the first series and whats with the new spell not explained,and Flamesoul inhabiting his mothers body??? Sigh.....so many question and NO EXCUSES!