He writes wonderfully, but his story and plots no longer makes and sense, and no one ever stays in character any more.
He may also want to go back and read some of his first books. When all the clans where brought together the Shaido numbered in around 60,000. Then about 25,000 died at thier first encounter with Rand, then another 40,000 at Dumies Well (or how ever its spelled). Big problem there, but maybe the brotherless bolstered thier ranks. All of a sudden with ten steppes they have 70,000 and they will join another 10 steppes. What these guys breed and grow like rabbits.
Sorry althought the writing style is pleasant to listen to the story is nonsense.
Yawn. Another book by Robert Jordan full of beautiful descriptions and characters. Unfortunately nothing happens. Plot and storyline have been forgotten and Jordan seems to be content with providing a book that has no content. Skip the book and read the Publisher's Summary, you'll be well prepared for the next in the series. Hopefully by then, Jordan will remember how he began this series and provide a good storyline as well as good writing.
I have also listened to all of Robert Jordan's books for the Wheel of Time series. This book was a disappointment. The main character is pretty much ignored, the dragon reborn himself, and nothing resolved or exciting happened throughout the entire book. I certainly hope the next book is much much better and that the entire series ends soon.
Just when you think the action is going to start either Jordan switches story lines or nothing happens. The new prequel looks promising but this book is nowhere near the quality of the others. I listen on the bus to/from work and this one insures I get extra nap time each day!
Disappointed, this whole book is filler, I hope book 11 gets better. Basically press play on the IPOD with this book and do something else. How many new sedai do we need to learn about???????
I think you could skip this book and not miss anything, which is to bad as the series up to this point was really good. What was Jordon thinking? I think he switched brands of smokes for this one.
This book goes absolutely nowhere. I thought maybe several hundred pages fell out of the end and I missed all the action. I'm kind of curious how long Mr. Jordon thinks people will keep paying for books that don't move the plot at all. I forgave him for book #9 thinking that he was building up to a blowout in book #10. But....nothing. Hundreds and hundreds of pages of characters that I don't care about talking about nothing important or advancing the story in any way. You've profited enough from me, Mr. Jordan. Never again.
Jordan started this series out on fire. The first 5 books or so were a great read with good pacing and enough twisting of plot that you kept coming back. I am about half way through this one, and the pattern seems clear to me. Originally, reports were that this was going to be a ten book series. I get the feeling Jordan slowed the story down and is trying to milk it for all it's worth. Maybe success went to his head, but he needs to get back to the formula that made him popular in the first place. As invested as I am in the series, I am no longer rushing out for the next book as it hits the shelves. I'll wait for the next one to come out in paperback.
All that said, I am hoping this will be easier to listen to than to read. If you're even remotely interested in seeing what's going on here, don't start in the middle. Go get the first book and work your way through the series, or this one will seem even worse.
When I started this series I thought is was to be a trilogy, then book 4,5,6, etc. came out but it captivated me. Never did I experience a world so intriguing since the Lord of the Rings. Book 9 started me thinking that Robert Jordan was milking this story and was just dragging his feet. Book 10 was a full confirmation that he likes to hear himself talk because this book was a complete letdown. Nothing but another boring chapter in each of his characters? stories! Unfortunately I?m starting not to care about the characters any more! Book 11 better be the end of this tale or Mr. Jordan has lost me as a reader for good.
You can actually skip this book, wait for the next one in the series, and find that you didn't miss anything. If I could rate it as half a star it would be more accurate.