Karen Niedzwiecki

I think this book is very well-written, but when does the tone change from being just a succession of action sequences, or set-ups for action sequences? If it develops into more than just a mystical warrior/'boy's own adventure' type novel, I will be more than happy to stay with it! P.S. It's not that I need romance or any girly malarky in a good novel, just a bit more texture/light and shade perhaps? Please advise!

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Aaron (Okuyo) Toponce Way of Kings needs to establish the world, the characters, and the magic system. So, it's a bit of a slow burn. However, with that said, the series is a 10-book epic saga, and each book will focus on a single character. The first book is Kaladin, the second book is Shallan, and the third book will be Dalinar.

The first book is mostly action sequences, however, due to Kaladin's role on the bridge crews. This story holds the entire book, through to the end. So, WoK is mostly action. Words of Radiance, the 2nd book, however, changes gears drastically to political maneuvering, romantic struggles, personal conflicts, and betrayals. So, maybe that's more of what you're looking for?
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