I saw this book in a few lists for fantasy (listchallenges, goodreads, ranker...) and I decided to give it a try. I loved it and now I am wondering why isn't the trope of diplomacy used more often in fantasy books. I mean, we have warriors, wizards, bards, rogues, clerics, etc. but the character that would make the most sense traveling here and there is actually a diplomat, isn't it? So now I am curious about this. Why isn't diplomacy used more often in fantasy books? I saw something similar to this book in Episode One when Anakin and Obi Wan are sent on a diplomatic mission. It makes for an awesome excuse to send characters into different situations and geographical areas with a real mission to motivate them rather than random twists of fate. What are your thoughts? By the way, besides this book I am also re-reading Elantris and Golden Son and if you haven't tried those I also recommend them. Brandon Sanderson and Pierce Brown never disappoint!