Towers of Midnight (Wheel of Time #13)
The Last Battle has started. The seals on the Dark One’s prison are crumbling. The Pattern itself is unraveling, and the armies of the Shadow have begun to boil out of the Blight.
The sun has begun to set upon the Third Age.
Perrin Aybara is now hunted by specters from his past: Whitecloaks, a slayer of wolves, and the responsibilities of leadership. All the while, an unsee
Finished - Seattle had a severe cold front with snow so I had the opportunity to just settle in with this book, which was perfect. Look, admittedly I'm a fangirl of this series, yet how many years has it been since the first? A long long time. As everyone knows the last several books were all over the place, too many characters - instead of focusing on what we had, Jordan just added yet more characters until eve...more
11/20 - Found the hardback in a used book store. Bought it, will sell it again when I'm done, then buy the ebook in a couple years (maybe). Tor will NOT have my money twice (and maybe not at all), and I don't want to support the hardback format. It's so difficult to hold and transport, so it sits o...more
Exposition, rising action, climax, falling action.
I'm sure someone's about to correct me.
Before you do, I'll note that when I was a kid, there were five parts of plot. Most textbooks that I come across now list four. And different names and charts are used in different textbooks.
What controls all of this? Tension. Excitement. Suspense? How about conflict? Someti...more
On top of that, the emotional range of the characters has expanded g...more
But let's keep this short. I mean what really can I say? This is a review to the 13th book in the series. If you've read 1 - 12...more
Sanderson took over the writing duties for the series in the previous book, "The Gathering Storm" and he took a while to get comfortable with each of the characters which is why I felt the second half of that book was much better than the first. Fortunately he continued...more
I'm about a third of the way through this book and I've got to say that while there are some wonderful moments, Sanderson is carrying on Jordan's tradition of beating a subject or plot point not only to death but till it falls apart and starts to stink!
I am heartily sick to death of Perrin's self flagellation and flat refusal to accept ANY reality...after 10,000 pages don't you think we can...more
I'm still processing how I feel about this book. On the one hand, it was very Perrin-centric, and he's probably one of my least favorite characters. On the other, some things I've been looking forward to happened in this book and were pretty freaking good.
Either way, this was another great job by Sanderson, rejuvenating the series that Jordan left behind, and I'm eagerly anticipating the final tome.
I decided to re-read The Gathering Storm and this one before the rel...more
First just let me say how much I hate the Seanchan, and they are not even the bad guys, well ok they are bad, but not THE bad guys. Here we get insight into what might happen if the world comes out ok after the last battle. And I will only say that I hope everyone last Seanchan ends up in a Trollock pot and get eaten. There is no hope for this world and the Seanchan is so ruthless in that their way is the only way.
Yup hating the Seanchan.
Find myself understanding *coughs* sort of, Gala...more
It's really fun. It has some terrific ideas. I can't wait to see how it's going to end. I'm committed.
But that's the problem. I don't really have much more motivation to read the series anymore beyond the fact that I'm committed to it.
This book was fun. Some exciting things happened that we've been waiting for for a long time. But it took 500 pages before I felt like the pace of the story w...more
Sanderson turns this around with a flare of despair. The characters mature and the story line moves f...more
I enjoyed Mat in this book and the last even more than I had before, which says a lot since he has long been one...more
1.- Rand en Maradon destruyendo decenas de miles de trollocs y myrdralls él solito.
2.- La gran valentía e inteligencia de lord Ituralde.
3.- La conversación en la Torre Blanca entre Rand y Egwene. (Ojala en el proximo libro Rand plante en su sitio a Egwene,que se cree la salvadora del mundo. ¡Ni que fuera Taveren! Sé que tiene su importancia, pero a veces parece que se atribuye demasiada...
4.- El rescate de Mor...more
Book 13 of The Wheel of Time
By Robert Jordan and Brandon Sanderson
A Wheel of Time Retrospective by Eric Allen
Just a mere year after the release of The Gathering Storm Wheel of Time fans were treated to the next book. We hadn't seen a yearly release for over a decade, and many of us, myself included, felt rather spoiled by it. Brandon Sanderson seemed to have worked on this project day and night to get it completed for us. Which is especially impressive, considering he also publ...more
So Jordan left ~150 plot threads to be tied up in the "last book" of the series, which this is the second part of, because Jordan never wanted to end it. I guess. The real pro...more
So, thoughts. It has some typographical errors, which is entirely excusable. It has some minor continuity errors, which is possibly pardonable. It has no discernible structure as a narra...more
This book is no exception. In fact it might be my favorite so far.
There is no sense in summarizing it for someone who hasn't read the rest of the series, so I am going to take it for granted that anyone reading this has read at least some of the wheel of time books.
The best thing about this book, besides a number of much-anticipated story arcs finding completion, is that it caused me to really start liking some characters that have so far been on my 'dislike' list o...more
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Robert Jordan was the pen name of James Oliver Rigney, Jr., under which he was best known as the author of the bestselling The Wheel of Time fantasy series. He also wrote under the names Reagan O'Neal and Jackson O'Reilly.
Jordan was born in Charleston, South Carolina. He served two tours in Vietnam (from 1968 to...more