This books shows very clearly what this saga could have been if it had been writte, or at least heavily edited, by a capable writer.
Jordan had nice ideas and large encompassing visions, but he was a terrible writer and a hopeless character painter, Sanderson upgrades massively the depth of his main characters and introduces something to the saga that had been missing from close to the very beginning: pace and plot development.
I have enjoyed this book, especially the part about the aes sedai and egwene... yes, as crasy as it might seem, I think parts with women are the best here... they are not (only) crazy cardbord pictures of bitches in the middle of their worst PMS attack ever, they actually seem to be quasi-credible and do smtg beyond smoothing their bloody skirts
I move into the next installment with new interest and motivation, keen to see where things go...Continua
Diciamocelo: da almeno due/tre libri la saga aveva perso un po' di smalto... e non ero poi così desiderosa di riprendere la lettura (sì, lo so che è uno scandalo, l'ultimo volume è uscito da una vita ;) ). Ma inaspettatamente è arrivato Brandon Sanderson, con la sua facciona da nerd, a dare una bella ingrassata alla ruota del tempo! La bellissima trama di Jordan si sposa perfettamente con lo stile un più fresco di Sanderson e il risultato è stupendo....Continua
There is a seam in this book where you can tell that Jordan stopped writing and Sanderson started. Not complaining about it though.
Sanderson has done a good job of picking up the story and maintaining the tone and character established by Jordan. Looking forward to the final two volumes.
I was curious & worried about how the story would run with a new author and how the series had really started to bog down.
Both worries are relieved! This is at least the best overall book since "Lord Of Chaos".
I think the new author is doing a wonderful job....Continua