if your up to the time, this book alone is over 40 hours long, and start near the beginning of this series of wheel of time books, this is a great series. would be very confusing to jump in a few books on, as there are many characters, peoples in various societies, and many fantasy creatures and villains. check out write ups on the internet as you may be able to skip a few books, but start near the beginning as there is a steady build up of information as you go on and references to earlier events and characters. lots of magic and fantasy, a lot of parallels to Tolken's series. I'll be continuing on this adventure.
This book truly represents what epic fantasy should be; a multitude of key story line driven plots scattered amongst a diverse cast of characters, throughout varying landscapes in a fantasy world rich in culture, politics, and magic. Robert Jordan’s verbose writing style and world creation shine in this book as he begins to fill in the world’s history, further building an understanding of how the past and the present are tied together in the Wheel of Time and how the Shadow strives to undo it all. By dedicating sections of the book to each of the stories main characters it was pleasing to watch their individual stories weave into the web of the Wheel. I am looking forward to continuing the journey in Book 5!
I have been following the series with great interest, but I reckon this book is going to be my last.
Jordan has run out of new ideas and fills the book adding characters and producing again and again detailed descriptions with the only result of enlarging de book.
You will be listening for hours to find a couple of interesting minutes.
What I really wander is how the book has that amazing rate from the readers.
Empire Strikes back of the Series
I love the transformation of the characters in this book. I think this book was were evil becomes evil and makes it presence known and that each of the main characters understands who they are and what they are to become, whether they choose to fight it or concede to the wheel and follow their path.
I liked the sword battle towards the end. It made Rand unstand what he has to do.
The narrators breath life into the story that helps make you get really invested into the story.
This is a great series.
I Like scifi-fantasy,non-fiction, historical fiction genres. Liked Stormlight, Mistborn,GoT. Last read: Well of Ascension
Jordan seems to have been stuck on the same storyline. He repeats himself over and over again with similar plots from his previous books. Just to reveal one major thing in the plot, he creates the same scenarios since his first book. It was great in the first three but now it felt like he has nothing else better. Main characters squabbling like little kids. Gender fights and page long description of dresses and hair. Characters meet and then go on different paths in different combinations (just to create new stories). Rand finds newer ways to be dragon reborn. They defeat the black Ajas or dark lords and it starts all over again.
All said, I would still continue reading the series aftere a small hiatus just to make it exciting when I picks it up again. But for now, done with the repetition. Narrators are awesome and consistent.
Characters and the World
All Robert Jordan Wheele of Time Series
Fight Scene in Tanchico Palace.
Very satisafied with the whole Audio experience,
This continuation of the wheel of time series is perfect it pull at you makes you wish you were part of robert jordans tale.
Perren Ebara (likely not spelled correct) His fight between what he is who he loves and what he needs to become truely makes you think.
The readers played all of the character great even giving them their own accents excellent work
impossible you need to sleep sometime however yes.
looking forward to the next book
You can never get a cup of tea large enough or a book long enough to suit me.” ― C.S. Lewis
YES, Very well written
Matt getting his answers from the elifim
yes, compares very well.
onward to "the fires of Heaven"