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Long, drawn-out, and generally boring,
This review is from: Lord Of Chaos: 6/12 (Wheel of Time) (Mass Market Paperback)
First of all, I realise that I'm probably going to get heavily criticised for going against the general trend here, but I don't really care because it's my opinion. I came quite late to the Wheel of time series, and up until now, I haven't been disappointed. However, this book took one hell of an effort to finish. The first two-thirds of the book (and maybe more) is filled with meaningless conversation between characters, and in no way do I agree with some reviewers' comments about it being necessary for what is to come later. Indeed, compared to the first 5 books, there's very little action, until near the end of the book where we begin to see the real Jordan again.
You also find that for most of the time, all the characters ever do is complain about something, but never actually do anything about it. At times it was also extremely predictable, especially concerning the actions of the Aes Sedai. Up until now Jordan continued to surprise me again and again with various incidents (I especially loved the way nothing would be happening one moment but within seconds there's a full-scale battle taking place) but sadly nothing of the sort happened in this book.
Please don't think that I'm criticising Jordan's work in general here - I think the man's imagination is unparalleled and we truly have lost a great story teller - but sad as it is to say, I don't believe this is one of his best works.