You do you start 5,000 pages into the series. So If you loved the rest, you'll most likely love this one as well. As new characters are introduced, others are kind of edged out and you have to get to know them as well.
Lord of chaos indeed he he he this one made me smile, laugh out loud, scream for them to go and hurry up :>). one night i was in the tub listening to the book, staring at the wall with my head on bent knees, not wanting to move so i could hear more. i love this series but this book was the best so far!
Incredible story... my favorite in the Wheel of Time series so far. Both of the readers do an amazing job. They're a pleasure to listen too. The story is about as epic as a fantasy gets but its constructed on a real and tangible plane that only Jordan can achieve. Bravo.
I loved the first three books of The Wheel of Time but then started to get really bored with each successive book. It has taken on average about a year and a half to read each of the next two novels and gave up on Lord of Chaos halfway through after a year and a half.
But I hate leaving anything undone and thought I'd try the audio version. The audio version was a lot better than the hard copy version. I actually now plan to finish the series using the audio versions.
I have loved this book series for many years. It is a cult classic and a great sci fi fantasy series. I read everyday and I am now listening to the whole series again. I love this series and even the new book written by another author after Robert Jordan died.
I was introduced to the works of Robert Jordan about 17 yrs ago when I picked up a copy of The Dragon Reborn. Once I started reading, I couldn't put it down. He has a way of incorporating the reader into the story. His writing style has a way of making you feel as though you are experiencing the story firsthand. Truly compelling as I have a compilation of 1-13 of the Wheel of Time in PDF form. Now I intend to collect them all on audio form.
I like the story of the Wheel Of Time. It is truely epic fantasy and is a great story. It's a shame that it wasn't told by a better author. Jordan is long-winded, and over-describes everything. It appears he was desperate for filler material so he redescribes every little thing, every time you go back to a character.
If Jordan would simply get to telling the story, and stop repeating himself every third paragraph these books could have been done in a trilogy.
Jordan tends to over use certain mechanics. Every woman thinks that every man is a stuborn idiot. Every man thinks that every woman is impossible to figure out. Every woman sniffs when she is put out. Every one jumps to the wrong conclusion about everything. (Rand killing Morgase, is a good example).
I don't think I can stand to hear/read '...he could tell she was Aes Sedai by her agelss face", or a woman gripping her skirts or arranging them again.
I also wish that the Aiel weren't Fremen from Dune, and that Ogier's weren't straight out of Never Ending Story.
Anyway, the story itself is a great story. Jordan can come up with wonderful fantasy. It's just a shame he can't tell it like it deserves to be told.
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there are a LOT of characters in this episode. I found it confusing to try to follow all of the different splits and interactions. I loved the parts about Perryn and Faile, and Mat and Rand and Min. All great! And of course Iguaine and Elayne and Ninive. It wasn't those characters that were confusing it was all of the others that are introduced or reintroduced. As always, the readers are great, and when I got to the end I wished it wasn't over.
I thoroughly enjoyed all of the books in this series up until the sixth one. This one. As another person well put, it is very slow, and the detail is very overwhelming. I hope it gets better in the seventh one. I cant just quit now. This book, however, should have been done in maybe 5 chapters at most.