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4.0 out of 5 stars
A return to(wards) form, 22 May 2008
Jordan needs to learn from the likes of GRR Martin, Raymond E Feist and David Gemmell.
You drive the story forward with your main characters. Introduce side characters then, if they aren't part of the central story, *come back to them in later books that only deal with those characters*. You don't have to go through everything that happens in the world to know the story of the 3 boys, the 3 girls, the 3 main chosen and the heads of the 3 main "other" factions.
Give us a hoard of related books and mini stories *ONCE YOU'VE FINISHED THE MAIN STORY*. Please, we just want to get through the main story now. You're losing us!
Right. Rant over. Like the review title says, this book is a turn around from how bogged down in side story and back filling of the previous 2 books R Jordan has been. It's not quite back to the form of "The Great Hunt" or "The Eye of the World" yet but he looks to be back on track.
If you've never read Robert Jordans' "The Wheel of Time". Don't buy this book. Start from the start.
If you gave up after Knife of Dreams or Winters Heart, then hold out hope. They are worth it to get here.
Now... when's the next one coming?...