Pretty light on the action and Sam's problem is kind of solved too conveniently, but I still enjoyed it a great deal. It took me a few books to realize that this is a series about the characters and not really the action. Not realize, but appreciate. For that, they are wonderful. The characters really do develop. They don't just flip a switch and change. We see gradual changes over time and learn the barest pieces of information about characters that it feels like we are really coming to know these characters like you would real people - not all at once, but over time. It's pretty awesome.