The mere fact that there is a character and magic item that overlaps doesnt make it important to read Warbreaker fist. The world and magic in Warbreaker
Well, I stopped with the fourth book of Malazan, too.
Something really dark? I can't say, nothing is really dark, in my opinion.
Wool by Hugh Howey is serialized and has a female lead character. It also has Big Brother type themes. However, the complete serialization is novel
Again, the book is structured as a collection of tales about various segments of Kvothe's life, with each tale having a different style, theme and approach
Should have worded my earlier posting more carefully. I'm presently about 150 pages through Words of Radiance… so really should