While I wasn't entirely sold on the first volume of this classic, I am slowly coming around. In the first one, I sometimes found the art a little difficult to make out in the action scenes, but it has either got better or I am better at understanding it. Taking my time on the pages and not rush through them certainly helps. Faces can still be a bit awkward looking, but backgrounds such as castles and landscapes are often gorgeous.
The story is interesting, though I definitely prefer the scenes that doesn't involve fighting, and develop the characters and their relationships. A lot more politics too this time around, something I expect will be a trend for a long while.
I have a the third deluxe edition volume already, and will definitely get to it soon.