Path of Daggers. Book 8 of The Wheel of Time by Robert Jordan. Nothing. Happens.
Spoilers follow for a 14 year old book.
Elayne, Nynaeve and others use the bowl of winds and change the weather. An occurrence that felt missing from book 7. It is near the start and is the biggest happening. They are then attacked by the Seanchan, travel to Andor with a dizzying supporting cast, walk to Caemlyn and Elayne declares for the throne.
That is the big plot. Overall the event in the book? It snows.
Perrin travels to Ghealdan. Queen Morgase and Queen Alliandre are pulled into their wake. He meets with Masema. Finally Faile is kidnapped by the Shaido. Lots of started plot threads.
Mat is absent.
Egwene and the rebels walk to near Andor. She plays some politics and firms her position as Amyrlin. Then she travels to Tar Valon. Here we spend time reinforcing existing knowledge.
The tower Aes Sedai discover how to hunt the black Ajah. The black tower bonds Aes Sedai. Those were big events happening in same chapter but with no main characters present.
Finally Rand. He gets madder. He survives two assassination attempts and leads a failed (kinda) assault on the Seanchan.
Lots of setup. No forward motion.
I remember being annoyed when it came out. It still annoys me.
The big change in the book is many of the characters begin to grow beyond their flaws. A bit.
Fortunately I can start the next book tomorrow.