Hero Born Q1: Length and pacing
I admit, I got it wrong. "Condor Heroes" is a stand-alone book in the trilogy, but it's a long book that's spread over four volumes. It's long for a western novel, but seems typical for the wuxia books and TV shows I've encountered.
What did people think of the length and pacing? Did this book keep you engaged? How much of Guo Jing's origin story did you need? Did the various plot twists and characters make sense in this volume, or were they too obviously being introduced to foreshadow events later?