I'm gonna have to go back and re-read and think about all the gods, definitely.
A couple things I forgot to note about the first book, but are still true: the writing is really very strong. A lot of fantasy (and SF) of this tough-guy brand leans towards utilitarian prose; Morgan has that straightforward feel, but he can wield a vivid phrase coming around the corner. And also: yow, there is a lot of blood. Pain, dismemberment, and murder. Dead burnt bodies and things in the characters' teeth. Morgan doesn't want you to forget it. I would be sad if all fantasy were this brutal, but I'm glad it can be done well.
Also: authors who rock-climb can be really show-offy about it.
Also: "Helmsman" is the same word as "Steerswoman", right?