2.5 out of 10 stars for this book. Doesn't give you much in terms of continuation other than Mat's point of view. Rand doesn't show up till the end. Seems that Jordan may have cut and paste from previous books with all the identical information within the book.
I like the series but Jordan REALLY needs to edit himself more. I found myself speedreading entire chapters because little happens. Sakes alive I do not need intricate details of every characters clothes. At this point I have read a ton about them already and can imagine what Rand and company look like or think in general. If it doesnt advance the plot or enrich the reading experience cut it. I've heard 11 is better. I really look forward to the conclusion of all this. Can he wrap it up though in less than 1000 pages?
If you're addicted, as I am, to the Wheel of Time series, then it's a must read; but the wheel is grinding to a halt in this latest issue, with little plot advancement and no resolution to unfinished elements from previous novels in the series.