This was my second read of this pair of books. They are very good.
Wolfe has here a fantasy story packed with cliches from famous stories about knights, and yet his writing is so good that you hardly notice they are cliches.
The first read of the story, I figured it was about honour. However, the second time it seems to be all about being a man. Honour is a part of that, but that's all.
One of the top fantasy stories ever.