From the beginning of the book, you are just waiting for something to happen. Which is kind of normal for this series as they generally have a slow start. But but the thing is, you never stop waiting for something to happen, and nothing ever does. I was actually kind of startled, when the narrator said epilogue. This book is just almost skippable. If you do want to skip this book, here is what happened that was important. If you don't want to be spoiled, turn away now. You have been spoiler warned. ***SPOILER WARNING ANYWAY*** (note: name spellings are just my best guess, as I've only listened to the aiudiobooks thus far and have no idea how the names are actually spelled in the text.) Parin decides to try to get Fayiel back using the help of the Shan Chan. Rand decides to make a treaty with the Shan Chan because he can't fight them and the shadow at the same time. Neither of those things actually come to pass by the end of the book, but it's clear that they are intended. Igwane is captured when she Travels to the White Tower in the very last chapter. Matt and Tuon's relationship progrsses somewhat but nothing notable and the rebel Ai Sedai figure out how to make Quandiar. That's it! Enjoy the next book!
I thoroughly enjoyed listening to the performance of this book. The two readers really need the book come alive. It was also nice to be able to listen while doing other things being that Robert Jordan's books are so dense.
while the wheel of time series is wonderful, this book detracts from that wonder by focusing far too much on characters that really mean so little to the overall story. They don't grab the attention that other characters do and so make this book the worst he's written
This is a book that answers so many questions. It's interesting to note how many character plot-lines come into focus. Robert Jordan is a master storyteller, it is amazing the detail of foreshadowing of events since the first book.