Poor, not abysmal only because while he is not writing about ANYTHING, at least Jordan's style is a tiny littly bit less pedantic and mind numbimgly boring.
An ordeal to get through, but by now i invested so much on this saga that i have to keep on going.
Said many times, I will say it again: such a shame, this plot could have been a masterpiece given to someone who could write...Continua
It is basically lining up everyones storylines and preparing for the last few books.
As others have stated, this book does very little to further the story. There are a lot of preparations going on, but with little action. With the exception of maybe the last chapter this book could be skipped.
This was a reread for me, I first read it when the hardback was released a few years ago. Sped through it and then said, in disgust, Nothing Happened. But as the newest book in this series came out recently I figured I’d take a skim through in preparation. Lucky I did, as I didn’t remember anything from this book. Apart from the very very end. And I think the reason is that nothing actually happens in this book, apart from one thing. At the end.
There is a lot of X going there, and Y preparing for that, and Z recovering from the other. But actual events? Few and far between.
I suppose that is the problem when you write such a long series and have so many major characters, not to mention a multitude of other minor characters. Through in a load of politics and scheming and there is quite a bit of setting up of scenarios.
Obviously, if you haven’t read the others in this series there is no point in picking this one up. If you haven’t enjoyed the others then you won’t enjoy this one. And if you read it after waiting and waiting ages since the previous one you’ll be annoyed at the lack of action and forward movement. However it does make a lot more satisfying reading when you have book 11 there and waiting to be picked up....Continua