Understand the book has ~950 pages and the last time something happened that I was really interested in was back about page 300.
The past ~400 pages have encompassed maybe 4 days (in book time).
The next ~200 (minus the Epilogue) probably won't encompass more than a single night if I am right about what all's going to happen.
Talk about 'slow as molasess in January'. But I'll keep reading, because, who knows? Maybe something interesting will happen. Or maybe something important to subsequent stories will happen.
But I have Sharon Lee and Steve Miller's new "Saltation" just waiting for me to finish "Sun Sword" and I think someone is getting impatient.