I enjoy sci-fi, fantasy, non-fiction, historical fiction genres. Liked Stormlight, Mistborn, GoT. Last read: Shadows of Self
I picked this up after the fourth book. I assumed I would get to know more of he backstory but nothing new was revealed that you wouldn't have guessed. I do notthink this book should be read before the first. It could be kept for later in the series.
I love learning thru books, about life, people and ways to be better. My best listen so far? The Power of Now, have a good listen!
I have read this book after book 10, which most here agree is one of the worst of the series, perhaps even possible to skip it without hindering the whole series.
Although many have liked this book I found it to be almost exclusively the story of Moiraine Damodred and Lan Mandragoran. Although I like the caracteres, I was expecting many more interesting things to be added to the plot, for example I would love to know the story of Rand's father and mother, both biological and step father, this is a part of the story I was always missing and curious about.
anyways, I'm not sure if there is much to this book, maybe it would be possible to skip it all together, read a sumarry somewhere and race to the new books by sanderson, which I've heard pick up the pace quite a bit
The book gave some good backround but much more could have been done in the way of story telling.
More action of course
Both readers great, as always.
Yes, avoid reading it again.
yes am going to check the next one of the series out
it flowed well
nothing comes to mind
nothing comes to mind
Yes, it lays out the characters and the pre history of the rest of the saga
Hard to answer and this is the beginning.
Easy to separate the characters... job well done.
Too long for that.
An interesting look into how Moiraine started her quest to find the Dragon Reborn. Well worth your time.
I read another review to not start with this book, to read the first three books first. I couldn't disagree more. This provides the backdrop for the series. I really enjoyed the story of early Moiraine and Lan. Kate Reading's and Michael Kramer's performances are excellent.
I listened to this book after listening to the first 13 of the regular series, before the 14th and final book. I enjoyed hearing the backstory for the many characters I have devoted so much of my listening time to. Now that I'm listening to the last book, that extra background enriches my listening that much more.
This book follows right with the other books in the series, so if you liked those, you'll like this one. One bonus: this book is as long as the others should have been! (In other words, it's shorter!)
I liked having some of Lan and Mouraine's backstory, but it could have been told at a faster pace with a little more excitement.
Yes, the series as a whole is amazing.
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You can never get a cup of tea large enough or a book long enough to suit me.” ― C.S. Lewis
Best fantasy series ever written and he doesnt' even use foul languange to make the bad guys bad. Good clean fun. Try it you will get lost in the excitment of a well written epic.