@piecar - Trust me, this series is full of action. I've never read anything with such a high main-character body count. And you'll be happy to know that people start killing people next episode.
And let us not forget: regal incest, two attempts at infanticide, several savagings by wolves, the bitch-slapping of princes, and the realization that the main character's best friend is just about the worst king ever. And this is the part of the story that's all about court intrigue.
It'll curl your toes. Trust me.