These are what we call the 'YMMV items.' Things that some people find in this work. We call them 'your mileage might vary' because not everyone sees these things in the same way. This starts discussions in the trope lists, a thing we don't want. Please use the discussion page if you'd like to discuss any of these items.
Padding: Foxglove Summer and, to a lesser extent, Whispers Under Ground. They contribute next to nothing to the overall plot, except for the scenes in Whispers Under Ground concerning Woodville-Gentle. Especially egregious in the case of Foxglove Summer, which came right after a huge Cliff Hanger.