In Crossroads of Twilight, book 10 of the best selling Wheel of Time series, Mat Cauthon is fleeing from Ebou Dar with the kidnapped Daughter of the Nine Moons, whom he is fated to marry. He learns that he can neither safely keep her nor let her go, for both the Shadow and the might of the Seanchan Empire are in deadly pursuit.
Perrin Aybara seeks to free his wife, Faile, a captive of the Shaido, but his only hope may be an alliance with the enemy. Can he remain true to his friend Rand and to himself? For his love of Faile, Perrin is willing to sell his soul.
At Tar Valon, Egwene al'Vere, the young Amyrlin of the rebel Aes Sedai, lays siege to the heart of Aes Sedai power, but she must win quickly, with as little bloodshed as possible. Unless the Aes Sedai are reunited, only the male Asha'man will remain to defend the world against the Dark One, and nothing can hold the Asha'man themselves back from total power except the Aes Sedai and a unified White Tower.
In Andor, Elayne Trakand fights for the Lion Throne that is hers by right, but enemies and Darkfriends surround her, plotting her destruction. If she fails, Andor may fall to the Shadow, and the Dragon Reborn with it.
Rand al'Thor, the Dragon Reborn himself, has cleansed the Dark One's taint from the male half of the True Source, and everything has changed. Yet nothing has, for only men who can channel believe that saidin is clean again, and a man who can channel is still hated and feared - even one prophesied to save the world. Now, Rand must gamble again, with himself at stake, and he cannot be sure which of his allies are really enemies.
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I love learning thru books, about life, people and ways to be better. My best listen so far? The Power of Now, have a good listen!
I loved the whole series. This is kind of obvious since I got this far! But this book had no exitement, I was just reading it hopping the end of the book it would pick up like it usually does, but it didnt. In the end I feel I must continue as I love the series and I am curious to reach the next books, but well, this one was awfull.
I love this series, BUT the last couple books have been very difficult to listen to. The author seems to just ramble at times saying the same things over and over again. Book Ten is the worst. I believe most could skip this book and not miss a beat in the series. The book spends chapter upon chapter on set-up that actually add no color or depth. I felt sorry for the narrators, who continue to do a great job, but had to read in circles. Rough...I'm praying Book 11 brings this series back for me. Please!
Unfortunately, far too much time is spent on story lines that do not advance the story. And within those useless story lines, Jordan goes into great detail about irrelevant things. Who doesn't want to hear about Elayne's sore nipples or nausea? Or how dissatisfied she is with having to drink weak tea and eat tasteless food all the time?
Time passes very slowing in this book and you even go back in time. Saidin isn't even cleansed for half the book.
This book is mostly filler, very stretched filler. It gives us a lengthy status update about character development for characters are really don't care about very much.
The voice talent in Kate Reading and Michael Kramer are excellent, as always.
Yes, I LOVE Kate Reading! She brings each and every character to life.
Yes, I would recommend this book to anyone wanting to finish the series. If you've already come this far... might as well see it through.
I absolutely adore both of the readers. I just finished listening to The Host where Kate Reading also reads. Kate is extremely versatile in every role that she portrays.
This book actually was rather neutral until the twist at the end.
This book is written in the past from what was occurring during Rand's cleansing. It was mostly from Elayne Trakand & Egwene's point of view.
Yes, because for fans of WOT, it has crucial elements in the storyline necessary to understand the whole series.
almost did not make it
The Rand Nynaeve cleansing of the taint was less of a denouement than I would anticipate. The Aes Sedai all felt it but nary a reaction from the Balck Tower.
I agree that this book is poorly edited, the editors were obviously sleeping during this one, they allowed a lot of repeat sentences and such.
Jordan didn't make book 10 as action packed as the prior ones so most see it as boring. I agree CoT may not be the most interesting book of the series, however this book needs to be listened to as it sets up different things leading to the later books.
A lot of things happened that needs to be known for later books, some highlights are; Rands bond/marriage, shadow plots, the first-sister ritual of Elayne and Aviendha, the sister-wife trio, Mat's relationship with Tuon, Perrin and Faile victory at Emond's Field and marriage, and the Perrin chapters have a lot that sets things up for later on.
The readers are amazing. So glad they are still reading this series. They both read as with gravity, humor, sarcasm and brevity. They both make the reading of the books in this series a living thing.
Yes, always find books they read worth listening too.
Sure, if one can go without sleep.
Someone who can't read or hear, might enjoy looking at the cover picture.
Good / above average
Anger, because I just lost several hours that I can never get back.Followed by disappointment, because I spent my own hard earned money on such a crappy book.
Why does this book have a 4.4 out of 5 stars? Come on audible! rate this book what it deserves, 2 stars. you might loose a few sales on this particular book, but you will gain credibility by telling your listeners the truth.
I love this series, however the lull in action or really anything happening is basically this whole book. It resolves nothing, could have been shortened into 1-2 chapters per character in the last book or in this book and would have been fine instead we get the long drawn out of "X character continues to worry about Y while doing Z" There are really only one or two points that were really important which I wonder why they needed their own book. They easily could have put them into the last book epilogue or hell epilogue plus the prologue of the next book. I have heard the next book picks thing up again so I look forward to that.
On the plus side the readers are still giving very good performances.
Language is my second language
I love this series, but this book was just plain boring. Nothing much really happened. I spent the first two thirds of the book waiting impatiently to find out about the aftermath of Shadar Logoth, only to find out that there wasn't much of an aftermath at all. There were some bright spots, like the developing relationship between Matt and Tuon, and the narrators did their usual incredible job, but overall this novel seemed kind of pointless.
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