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A Disappointed fan,
This review is from: Crossroads Of Twilight: Book 10 of the Wheel of Time (Hardcover)
Having spent over £150 on the series so far, and having thoroughly enjoyed the earlier books in the series for the fresh new world and characters RJ brought to life, I like many others am now in the position that buying each book is now a certainty if just to know how it turns out, and for the expenditure so far to not have been a complete waste.
Unfortunately this now seems to entail buying books which really arent up to scratch. I wont include any spoilers, for the main reason there isnt anything to include. In essense, not a lot happens - there is build up for things to happen later, but over 600 pages of unneccessary detail, and Aes Sedai saying 'what was all that channeling?' per end of book 9.
If you've got this far in the series, you're going to buy the books anyway....but wait for the paperback. For what you're going to receive in this book, paying even the paperback price is too high. Detailed characterisation is good, but for less than minor charatcers ? And only about 4 chapters on Rand....its not as if hes important to the story or anything.
Be prepared for a very long haul for the end of the Wheel of Time. If CoT is anything to go by, we'll be lucky to see it concluded by book 20, as each book now covers only a couple of days in the worlds timeline. Hopefully RJ will get back to form soon, but in the meantime try Steven Erikson's series Malazan Book of the Fallen - after WoT you'll find it harder to get to grips with since it packs in more plots, twists and action into one chapter than WoT now gets in an entire book, and reading the two series one after the other WoT now comes a very poor second.
But you'll buy the book anyway, like I did.