One more star than what this book would deserve because you can see that the story is being set up in an interesting manner and towards a probably satisfying conclusion
However, after a better book, this one goes back to all the problems of the previous ones. Very little happens, written in a very bad way.
Chapters over chapters of people travelling and thinking about trivial and useless topics, pages over pages of list of minor characters no one with a life will ever be able to remember or care about
Bad bad bad, I wrote this many times, but i will write it once more: Jordan's abysmal writing style has made a chore out of reading a story which could have been great if long one third of what it is (and not for laziness on the reader's side, but because the remaining 2/3 are utter crap)...Continua
This is about where the series started to suffer from some bloating and slowing down.
The whole book is just about groups of people travelling, nothing is happening, the characters don't really grow, the plot doesn't thicken, nothing happens, NOTHING!
Very annoying, and it seem that all the characters has suddenly become more idiotic that they already where, and lets face it, they wheren't that smart in the the previous books....Continua
The path Jordan is walking in this book is not one of daggers, but it is thin indeed. A thin like balancing between a compelling story and total boredom.
All in all, not much happened in this installment of the saga - or I can't remember it, which amounts to the same thing. On top of that, the ending is as much of a cliffhanger as it can be. After more than 500pages, annoying and a little unfair.
Still, I have the feeling I'll go on to the next book, sooner or later....Continua