Jordan can be both very enjoyable and very frustrating. He has a solid world he has developed and some of the characters are very complex but some of the characters(mainly women) are incredibly shallow. The men have grown out of being pansies it's time for the women to not want to spank?!?! Grown men and women who misbehave. Who actually boxes peoples ears anyway? Cadswain shows promise but the others character development needs to move quicker. This particular book is a protracted series of unfortunate events with very little payoff. I am deeply invested already and very interested in how Sanderson finishes the series as I feel he is a superior writer so I am going to keep slogging forward but if I was reading this and not doing the audio books I don't think I would make it.
Only the last third of this book is worthy of the series. I really hope the next book won't have so much fluff dialogue textural intrigue.
I commute for 4 hours a day 5 days a week via train, yet I am not a train employee...perhaps I should be.
Slow story with moments of decent action. Who the hell are all these characters? 80% of the time I have no idea who is talking or why....not my idea of a good time.
Back on track from disappointing crown of swords. Some interesting developments for rand, and to a lesser degree Perrin, Elaine.