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2.0 out of 5 stars Disappointing :(, 6 2003
This review is from: Crossroads Of Twilight: Book 10 of the Wheel of Time (Hardcover)
Seeing how this book has been given 5 stars by one other reader I am starting to wonder if I am maybe a bit too shallow for Jordan's epic.
As soon as I saw the book was available I snapped it up, intending to devour it over the Christmas break. Well, devour it I did but only because I was waiting (nay, PRAYING) for something of significance to happen.
OK, several events were set in motion but nothing of import was really _achieved_ and I was left asking myself "Do I really want to buy book 11 anymore?". The answer is of course yes, but only because I know he _can_ make an exciting story and because I have invested too much time not too.
3/4 of the book is recounting the events of Book 9 from the viewpoint of the other players in the story, and the Forsaken (if most of us are guessing correctly) and Rand only make guest appearances. At this rate, the number of different threads that Jordan focuses on in CoT will take another few tomes to complete in and off themselves and if they are recounted in this fashion I seriously doubt I have the stamina for it.
More happened in the first few pages of a friend's book than in the entirety of CoT and I can no longer recommend this series to anyone other than existing fans even though book 9 was for me a return to form that had me waiting with baited breath for book 10.
In summary, could have been worse but could have been so much better.
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