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.
Listen to more books in The Wheel of Time series.
©2003 The Bandersnatch Group Inc.; (P)2003 Audio Renaissance, a Division of Holtzbrinck Publishers LLC
"Has all the breadth and depth that have made this fantasy author one of the acknowledged greats of the genre." (Publishers Weekly)
Love to read, and to listen as well.
Kate Reading and Michael Kramer's performances definitely makes a fantastic story greater. I have taken to looking for their readings and then deciding what story/genre I would like. Their consistency throughout a series astonishes me, and is the mark of true professionals. I unfortunately now am afraid to purchase other series as the readers aren't the same and pronunciations are different (even on the same reader).
The story is great concerning Crossroads of Twilight. Matt Cauthon has definitely stepped up from being an annoying character to becoming my new favorite, as he grows and matures whilst learning responsibility and still keeping his boyish outlook on life. All in all, a rest story!
I really enjoyed this book. It feels kinda slow and drawn out in some areas, but overall entertaining. The narrators (there are two. One for male character perspectives and one for female perspectives) are great. They give all the characters different from each other very well.
Somewhere in the middle. The performance is top-notch as always, but large chunks of this book are so very dry. I say this as someone who loves the series and has read thousands of pages of it thus far. I am committed to this series and these characters, but this could be a tough listen at times.
Honestly, I would have condensed things considerably. First, I would have taken about half of it out, as there are sections with no real discernible movement of plot, and where the characters don't even do anything particularly revealing. The quality of Jordan's prose has not slipped, but the quantity of it seems out of proportion to the story he is telling. A huge amount of this book happens concurrently with Winter's Heart, and I would have moved a condensed version of that (100-150 pages) into that book. The rest I would have made the prologue for Knife of Dreams. There are some nice character moments, particularly towards the end of the novel, but there has been so much time spent developing the characters so far that it would not have felt unearned if these moments were part of a larger, more cohesive whole.
For much of the book, Mat was a standout, but Perrin's arc is the one which stayed with me after the book ended. He makes an important decision in Crossroads of Twilight, and it has a huge impact on his character.
This is number ten-- don't act like you're gonna stop now.
I've looked on Amazon and elsewhere and seen that readers seem to agree with me about this book being the weakest in a series. It's nice to be around the characters I have grown to love, but this book serves as a reminder of why a series like this can't go on forever. I'm looking forward to seeing what happens in the final four (considerably better received) installments in this landmark of modern fantasy.
This book is full of talking about events that we won't see and descriptions of what people are wearing. It is the most disappointing book in the series so for. It is a tribute to the authors first book that the story is compelling enough to keep me listening to men talking about lace and women extolling the virtues of stout two rivers woolens.
I certainly enjoyed this book being a fan of the series but it was not great as a drug on in some parts. That being said it's certainly had its moments and I will continue to push on until I finish the series.
I've loved all of these books but this one is so long and drawn out it that it becomes mind numbing. Elaine is pregnant, Perrin doesn't know what to do and nyneve can't stop tugging her hair, we get it already! I also don't need to listen to multiple pages that a table or the floor. This book feels like Jordan was just adding details to make the book longer, most of this book adds nothing to the story as a whole.
Report Inappropriate Content