A vast improvement over CROT the book makes me believe in the series again. Not only does the plot move forward but many major loose ends are finally tied up. Robert Jordan redeems himself with this book and makes me look forward to the next one.
Liked how this book ended. Somewhat of a cliffhanger, but not like the last one. Can't wait to see how the series ends!
I have enjoyed this series tremendously. It is great to have an author take the time to make each character full and rich. They interact in surprising and pleasing ways -- eventually. : )
Finally the action picks up!
After the endless waiting from Path of Daggers thru Crossroads of Twilight, something finally happens in Knife of Dreams. A ample reword for sticking it through.
Boads well for the final book Memories of Light, but now we have to wait until 2009. Hurry Up!
You are reading the best epic fantasy series there is. period. It may take a while to get into it but you will. There are 2600 plus characters but don't get scared teenagers read this every day. You will know these peoples as "friends" and "enemies" and like your own family. Read by the dynamic duo of recitation kate reading and michael kramer... they pull it all together .. I switch genres just to listen to them... It [the series] is really one huge wonderful story broken into 14 too short books that nobody wants to see ended..I can not express how good these books are. I have started 16 different friends reading TWoT and they are all addicted. You think that maybe the books are enchanted some how???
If fantasy is your genre you have arrived....... paul t.
The Wheel of Time series can be so exasperating. My son and I joke that every time a character so much as crosses paths with someone else, you're doomed to hear that new person's entire back story, relevant or not. It gets exhausting following all the plot branches. I just want to get back to the main characters, primarily the men. The horrible women characters are extremely annoying: juvenile, arrogant, always angry, contrary to the point of ridiculous, and generally not likeable. The men are all baffled and bemused by the women, but fall for them nevertheless for inexplicable reasons. The characters are constantly making silly, generalized comments that start with "Men!..." or "Women,..." It makes you wonder what on earth Jordan's personal relationships must be like! And then there are the spankings: Everyone spanks everyone in these books (yes, we're talking adults, both men and women). It's bizarrre...and pretty laughable. Still, despite all the shortcomings, it's an interesting story...Well, at least, parts of it are. We've actually skipped several books now and other than a few lingering questions (that wouldn't have been worth the zillion hours we'd have to have waded through to get the answers), it's been no great loss. In spite of all my gripes, I am looking forward to the final battle.
I've listened to all of these books twice and both times I cant help but see that this author and editor love to punish the main character and empower all the female characters! So if your up for a book where the main character bows to all the females when he's supposed to be the savior of the world have at this is the book for you!! I've got my hopes that Brandon Sanderson can save the last few books but Harriet is still editing so it will be a tough save!
Alternating narrators is a good concept. Too bad the performers did not do their homework on the accents. Author intentions regarding regional accents not hard to find out- instead the male performer made up his very own grating and inconsistent drawly "Asian" accent for the Seanchan characters- when it is supposed to sound like Texan, according to author. Had to skip those sections. Otherwise it was enjoyable.