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3.0 out of 5 stars
Finally...it all wraps up!, 28 April 2013
I started reading this epic series in the early 90's and have been in turned frustrated, bored and then just determined to see this through come hell or high water. I suspect this was my overwhelming drive when I read this - I just wanted to know how it finished. Alas, the entire series led to essentially 900 plus pages of battle tactics and war (was I naive to expect something more?). While interesting to a point (Sanderson has masterful control over the battles raging) it became quite painful. The heart of the book is Rand's quest and a ludicrous proposition to defeat the Dark Lord. To be human is to understand the raging battle between our good nature and our inherent evil. Kay and Martin are true masters at brining this to the fore, but the scope of WOT have left the characters stretched thin, left to perform their final functions in a mechanistic fashion. Its a necessary read, not a fantastic one.