Trollocs attack and they are fought off. Hidden Faces. Eaganin looks for rumours of sul'dam in Tanchico. Carridin makes a deal with. About the wheel of time series of books: initiated by fantasy writer, robert jordan, and finished by his hand- picked successor, brandon sanderson, wheel of time is. An overview of The Wheel of Time, an epic fantasy book series by Robert Jordan.
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Fleeing from Ebou Dar with the kidnapped Daughter of the Nine Moons, whom he is fated to marry, Mat Cauthon learns that he can neither keep her In the tenth book of The Wheel of Time from the New York Times 1 bestselling author Robert Jordan, the world and the characters stand at a crossroads, and the world approaches twilight, when the power of the Shadow grows stronger. Fleeing from Ebou Dar with the kidnapped Daughter of the Nine Moons, whom he is fated to marry, Mat Cauthon learns that he can neither keep her nor let her go, not in safety for either of them, 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, for 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 Trakland 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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Sort order. Sep 22, Zach rated it it was ok. At least it was intentional on Jordan's part. My award for least rewarding plot line definitely goes to Perrin. He's off dealing with the prophet of the dragon while hunting for the Shaido, who have kidnapped Faile.
Incidentally, those three are in a dead heat for which side character I care about the least. Not that he ever attempts a rescue or anything resembling action, but he does smell a lot of emotions, examine the orderliness of his army camp, and spend three chapters going shopping for barley.
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View all 13 comments. Hope this slog fest is over and things will move forward more swiftly from this point on. View all 12 comments. Mar 31, Kat Hooper rated it did not like it. Crossroads of Twilight was maddening. I read it years ago and ended up giving up on The Wheel of Time after this book. I tried again in my preparation for reading Memory of Light, and I just couldn't manage to do it again. I skimmed the chapters involving Perrin's hunt for Faile because I remembered how slow, grueling, and painful they were when I read them the first time.
I also skimmed a lot of Elayne's campaigning and dealing with the constantly whining Sea Folk because not much happened here, either. There were only two chapters out of 30 from Rand's point of view. Mat was entertaining, but he didn't get anywhere either. In Crossroads of Twilight, expect more politicking, planning, negotiating, committee discussions, bathing, dressing, shopping, and description of tapestries and seating arrangements than action.
There were very few significant occurrences -- mostly the characters just talked to themselves and others. Only one major event happened, and that occurred in the last 3 minutes on audio. Here is a sample of some of the pulse-pounding action you'll encounter in Crossroads of Twilight: "'I see,' Egwene said slowly.
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She realized she was massaging the side of her head. The throb behind her eyes beat on. It would grow stronger. It always did. By nightfall, she was going to regret having sent Halima away.
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Bringing her hand down firmly, she moved the leather folder in front of her a half inch to the left, then slid it back. But at least we didn't have to hear about Nynaeve's braid There are characters in The Wheel of Time and it's impossible for anyone who's not writing a dissertation on the series to keep them all straight. It doesn't help that so many of the names are similar, either. At this point, many of them are all just a big jumble and you have to use a resource like Encyclopaedia WOT who have all characters listed, described, and tracked to even begin to understand all of the politicking.
It also doesn't help that Jordan made occasional mistakes along the way nicely pointed out by Encyclopaedia WOT. If it weren't for Brandon Sanderson's finale, I would absolutely give up at this point I did once. By the way, let me say here and now Marchfor the record, that I don't believe Mr.
Sanderson will be able to clean up this mess with only one volume. Read more Robert Jordan book reviews at Fantasy literature. View all 19 comments. Let me save you some time. Whines about Queen stuff.
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Aviendha is also there. Some are not. Also they argue a lot. And the dice roll.
Saved you 7 hours. This is book 10 of the series and is probably the one with the least action and most politicking of them all. As such, I am not surprised that it is the lowest rated of all the series, since it seems the majority of us are so addicted to the immediate gratification so prevalent in our society today, that anything which demands our brains to concentrate and actually work to figure things out instead of being spoon-fed to us, we find boring and tedious.
Well, there isn't any action in this book.
No fights, no battles, no big revelations. It seems like every page is full of POV's of secondary or tertiary characters who on the surface make no difference to the overall story plot. And yet, it is like mountain being built one small pebble at a time. I have said it before and I will say it again - Robert Jordan is a genius of storytelling, a man so in control of the tale he is crafting, that the least of the paragraphs are filled with some information that makes the foundation for something totally visually unrelated, but at the end it all makes sense.
Not only sense, but the world becomes so real to us because of all those invisible details, that we surprise ourselves as to how well we are familiar and grounded in it. At times, as we get closer to the last book, the world of WoT seems more richly layered and real than the one we inhabit in our daily lives.
So yes, despite the lack of shiny action and developments, this book is still a wonderful addition to the series.