Carter is honestly so dry. It has some alright world building, for the time at least. But the writing is really boring and the characters are barely characters at all. And don't get me wrong, I like sci-fi+fantasy+adventure schlock, I like Gor, for example, at least while it was still from Terl's perspective. It had good world building, sexy stuff, good action, a dopey, but likeable lead. I honestly wish the author would have just kept the series a fun romp instead of attempting that character development crap in the Port Kar novel and then going off the adventure rails into erotica. It's so rare to find simple, feel-good juvenile fantasy books nowadays that aren't either edgy, brain-meltingly stupid or have random unneeded crap from the author trying to make them more than they are and need to be.
Also WTF? How long is that range-wide image ban is going to be kept up? Are those assholes just blatantly trying to extort foreigners into buying passes?