Sheepfarmer’s Daughter is the first book in the Deed of Paksenarrion series. It’s about a farm girl who runs away from home to join the military.
I think the main character in this book is a lot more interesting than the book itself. I feel the author waists this character’s potential by treating her development as secondary to the political issues and the various battles throughout this book; most of which I had a lot of trouble following. The best parts of this book are the non-combat story moments about this character, and those moments are far too sparsely scattered. I’m still mildly interested in what happens to this character, but not enough to stick to this series exclusively.
As a result of my experience with The Way of Kings, I’m giving The Wheel of Time series another attempt. Unless the first book in that series series falls flat on its face, I don’t see myself coming back to the Deed of Paksenarrion series very soon.