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This review is from: Towers Of Midnight: Book 13 of the Wheel of Time (Hardcover)
The pacing of Sanderson's WoT authored novels is much better than Jordan's. I loved all of the Wheel of Time novels, but TGS and ToM definitely have a higher sense of urgency and a faster pacing than any previous WoT novels did. I can't write a long review of this, because its such a long novel and I would feel as if I'm giving too much away if I point out why I really loved it. However, as much as I loved it, Sanderson still seems to be having problems writing Mat. That is a true pity, since Mat plays such a large part in this book. Its much improved since the last book, but Mat still doesn't seem himself. The other characters are pretty much true-to-form, but I don't feel any of Jordan coming from Mat. I love Sanderson and all his books, but his writing feels a bit out of place here. It doesn't make it any less enjoyable, but you can tell he struggled a bit with this one.
Still, 5 stars from me. Jordan/Sanderson fan forever!