because polka will never die!
Apparently Knaur Verlag dropped the series after book 6 which resulted in Feder & Schwert picking it up. With this the translator changed. While Jürgen Langowski translated the first 6 books and did a fairly good job, the new translator now is Dominik Heinrici who did a much better job capturing the voice of each character.The flow of the narrative is much better as well. I still prefer the English original but it can't hurt to keep going reading the German translation. Also, I got my family hooked on these books. Win!