There are lots and lots of battles and awesome powers in these two books. Also, I'm starting to really like Rowen now that he's around more--he's probably my second favorite right now, after Ren. I'm sure he'll go back to being useless in Cisqua's shadow, but for the time being he's fairly awesome. These two are my favorite books in the series so far, so I'm glad I've kept reading.
(Why is Wolx on the cover of book 6, though. . .?)