Great continuation of the series, lots of building up of the plot. This book seemed to be the calm before the storm, there wasnt as much action as the others but all of the maneuvering and scheming was very intriguing. The calm is broken, though, before the end in a surprising outcome. The characters change even more in this book, and seem to be turning into what they were truly destined to be. As with the other books, the narration is outstanding (those two seriously deserve a raise). Try to make this one last though, the next book (crown of swords)doesn't come out until october.
My review of Book 5 was critical, but I'm much happier with this next book in the series. The male/female disputes are toned down and the story proceeds apace. Not as action packed as some of the earlier installments, but I, personally, never missed it. A good course correction for the series.
Kate Reading & Micheal Kramer are excellent, I hope they hurry up for the next two. Unabridged just won't be the same without these two narrators. Well done.
I like the Wheel of Time series but sometimes I feel confused when he switches to following different characters. He is following quite a few different ones. I like the narrators. They do a great job and it fits with the theme of the story. I also think it helps to break up the jumps in characters.
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.
Who knows, the series puts me to sleep, so redundant, and Jordan uses 100 words when he could have gotten away with 10
Long, drawn out, repeats everything about each character in each book, he spends all his time describe useless details and then spends no time on the climax of the book.
I have quit this series,I know people go on an on about how great it is and how great Jordan was, but frankly this series could have been finished in half the time. So I basically went to Wikipedia, read the the plot summaries of the rest and that truly was a better use of my time. If you haven't started this series..don't!!!
Im getting a little tired of being told the color of EVERYTHING in the world in detail. I dont need to know the layout of all 4 women's dresses to the stitch. This one lacks action, only like 2 parts in the book that were exciting. SLOW SLOW SLOW.
All I can say is... that's 24 hours that I'll never get back. The book seems like it could get interesting at any time, but never actually does. The big climax never comes. This book is one of a series and I imagine that something really interesting happened in the books before this one, and could happen in the books after this one, but this book is a waste of time.