This eleventh novel in the epic series takes the cake for quickest read. Yes, I was more regimented in my reading. I managed to read 760 pages in ten days flat, where usually WoT books take me weeks, if not months! So this is definitely one of the better books in the series, especially considering the past few books and how humdrum they’ve been.
So what makes this version that much better? Well for starters, it actually wraps up quite a few of the subplots while still pushing towards, and actually setting up the last battle. Though it seems, from knowing both Jordan’s and WoT’s fate, that we have to wait even more to get to the final battle (because books 12, 13, and 14 were all supposed to be one mega book 12).
The best part though, is that I’m actually anticipating finishing the series. I hope to get it done within the year, instead of letting years pass between entries. I do have some other books that I need to get to now, but I may tackle book twelve in a half dozen books or so, give or take.
I’d give this one four and a half bloody battles out of five.
As of March 7th, 2016, I am reading Knife of Dreams (The Wheel of Time book eleven). It is one of the mammoth books that I have been putting off for, literally, years. The page count is a mere 784 pages with a short 99 of them being the prologue alone (yes, this is a Robert Jordan work). I would like to get it done by the beginning of April, but Jordan works are notoriously long-winded so it may run over a few weeks/months/years/sarcasm. In hindsight, I am so surprised that I was able to read this so quickly, but it is mostly due to the fact that it’s much stronger writing. Or perhaps I am merely a stronger reader than I was.
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