If you've read the first four than this one doesn't need much of an introduction. This book has the same quality of the first books. Jordan ties up some loose ends in the plot and also introduces some new characters and threads, adding more depth to the world he's created.
a great series. hope you enjoy it as much as i did.
Keeps you reading the series. Points of view of different characters and the misunderstandings created by lack of communication and assumptions.
loved this series. enjoy.
This series is excellent. The books are long, but the characters are vibrant and the plot lines captivating.
Book Five in the Wheel of Time series. An international best seller.
There is a world of light and shadow, where good and evil wage eternal war. It is the world of the Wheel of Time.
The bonds and wards that hold the Great Lord of the Dark are slowly failing, but still his fragile prison holds. The Forsaken, immortal servants of the Shadow, weave their snares and tighten their grip upon the realms of men, sure in the knowledge that their master will soon break free . . .
More in the continuing soap opera of the "Wheel of Time" - Channel 3 at 1:30. Characters die and come back to life, new ways to channel are found and the main characters continue to misunderstand each other. This series should be read in order.
And the story continues and get's more exciting.
Excellent story! You won't read about Perrin in this book, but the rest of our favorite characters continue thier story and adventures and we lose one of our heros! Worth the read!
My favorite fantasy series...bar none.
My personal favorite in the series so far. Brings a lot of things together and is, as always, well written and captivating.
A not-bad series. In my opinion, Jordan is a very formulistic writer, so it gets kind of dull after a time. If you like sword and sorcery type books this series is for you.
Robert Jordan is one of the best!
In this installment, Rand is still trying to sway the Aiel to unite under him, hence the trip to their holy city of Rhuidean. Mat is with him, and rash Mat makes some questionable choices (much to my amusement). But out of this we have Rand showing leadership skills, and Mat just beginning to realize his potential.
Additionally, we have Elayne and Nynaeve traveling around. One of them gets a Warder! But I wont spoil it and say who. There is also a circus involved.
Alas, this book has no Perrin and no Loial, so that makes me a little sad. And there are some lengthy scenes that focus on clothing. Sigh..But Nynaeve turns one of those scenes around with her defiant chat with the person who founded the fanatical religious order that flies a flag in Rands name (without his consent).
If youve been following the series, then you know Lanfear. Lanfear makes some crucial decisions, and they have lasting, detrimental affects. I wont spoil it, but one of the best scenes of the series so far lies at Lanfears feet.
Near the end, there is a little plot twist that didnt sit well with me. Its probably a minor thing in the bigger scheme of things, but it still rubbed me the wrong way. Theres a bit of a battle at the end and we are lead to believe 2-3 characters die, but then they dont. I definitely become more invested in a series when characters can be, will be hurt, even killed. Not nearly hurt or nearly killed. Not reversed by some previously unknown mystical mechanics. Anyway, just my 2 cents on that one.
Overall, a fun installment in the series even if I did miss Perrin, wondering how things turned out in Emonds Field.
Book five in the Wheel of Time series.
Book 5 in a serris of 10.I plan to post books 1 thru 9.Very entertaining fantasy.Lots of fighting.
My husband is loving this series...