Blegh. I'm in Tower of Swallows now, and it's so boring.
Well every series has its plodding bits, but the events in it are relevant. I find that Saga is really about Ciri. Also, I suspect some cultural intricacies and context of some stuff are lost in translation. Also there is a character that shows up in the book that I thought was made up for the game, again giving a deeper understanding for the "extended" universe.