Knife of Dreams (Wheel of Time #11)
The dead are walking, men die impossible deaths, and it seems as though reality itself has become unstable: All are signs of the imminence of Tarmon Gai'don, the Last Battle, when Rand al'Thor, the Dragon Reborn, must confront the Dark One as humanity's only h...more
The warning is not because the books are bad. The first few, actually, are very good. Great character development, interesting universe for those who love fantasy novels.
The warning is because these books never, ever, ever are going to end. Ever.
There are so far 12 books (including a prequel that came out somewhe...more
On my previous read-through, I think the last Wheel of Time book I finished was Lord of Chaos. That was several years ago and i...more
Knife of Dreams is another huge installment (1.3 days worth of audio!) which suffers the same faults as the last several WOT novels. But, if you've made it this far, perhaps that won't bug you.
I have to say that Robert Jordan can surely set a scene; indeed, each chapter begins with a very detailed description of the setting, including such minutia as the style and oiliness of men's beards, the height of ladies' boots, every knickknack on every plinth, ever...more
This feels like the beginning of the end and it finally ties off some of the plot threads that started as far back as Crown of Swords. Mat, Perrin and Elayne all have a proper climactic ending and once this book was over, I felt that we could get down to the remainder of the plot instead of dragging out story lines over the cours...more
In KNIFE OF DREAMS, we finally start to see the payoff. In the past, I’ve been frustrated by Jordan’s prologues, which have often extended almost 1...more
About the Author
Robert Jordan lives in Charleston, South Carolina. He is a graduate of the Citadel.
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To be honest, when all I can say is 'The Plot started to move again,' in regards to this book, my opinion is not a great one. Thankfully, since I've managed to read Books 1-11 of the Wheel of Time in under a two year period, I'm not suffering the same frustrations as the readers who were waiting for the new book to come out with bated breath.
The book does have some good moments, some of the best scenes for a while, but it only goes to show how much Robert Jordan was dragging the series out for a...more
For those not in the know, "The Wh...more
After spending weeks on the comparatively grueling Crossroads of Twilight, which as I said was only not a bad book because of a few really cool moments, this book whipped right by.
While the Sanderson books may be the ones with the reputation for an increased pace and resolving plotlines, this book, still by Robert Jordan, is where all the resolutions began.
With minimal spoilers, the Shaido Aiel plot is resolved, as is one of the predictions that Mat heard in the redstone gate way back...more
Things I want to know at this point:
1. What is with all of the darkfriends everywhere? They nee...more
He does follow the story formula, which probably is what adds to the simplicity and readability of the storyline. However, t...more
The Wheel of Time appears to be in good hands with Brandon Sanderson penning the last Book (in three parts) of Robert Jordan's epic.
Although I have been reading these books for as long as I have been reading Katherine Kerr's Deverry novels, and will be reading them at least until 2012 when the final book is due out, I have enjoyed them so much that I am willing to ignore the length of time it has taken. It must be almost 20 years from first...more
Robert Jordan died of cancer. He tried his best to finish the twelfth book, but was not fast enough. Brandon Sanderson, a rising star in the fantasy world, is trying to finish what Jordan started.
However, Brandon, after reviewing Robert Jordan's extensive notes, quickly came to the conclusion that Mr. Jordan overestimated his ability to finish the series in one book. Brandon, as he was wri...more
There's a message there for all of us. If something's worth doing, do it. Don't draw it out just for the fun (and profit) of drawing it out. I hope--but don't expect--his literary successors to tie this all together at the end.
Rand: Is finally starting to regain his place as an actual character in the series and not just a prop.
Matt: Finally gets somewhere and demonstrates his complete and total awesomeness.
Perrin/Faile: This tangent gets resolved adequately. Thank God.
Egwene: Kicks ass figuratively. Literally her ass is beaten, but her inner...more
|Fantasy Book Club...: KNIFE of DREAMS - Chapters 10 through 19 *SPOILERS*||8||35||Mar 27, 2013 06:29pm|
|Fantasy Book Club...: KNIFE of DREAMS - Chapters 20 through 28 *SPOILERS*||8||29||Mar 07, 2013 01:22am|
|Fantasy Book Club...: KNIFE of DREAMS - Finished *SPOILERS*||5||27||Mar 02, 2013 05:03am|
|Fantasy Book Club...: KNIFE of DREAMS - Chapters 29 through Epilogue *SPOILERS*||2||18||Mar 01, 2013 09:21am|
|Fantasy Book Club...: KNIFE of DREAMS - Prologue through Chapter 9 *SPOILERS*||8||26||Feb 17, 2013 09:39pm|
|Fantasy Book Club...: KNIFE of DREAMS - Planning to Read? First Impressions? *NO SPOILERS*||9||27||Feb 14, 2013 09:41am|
|I think I stopped at book six. Should I read the next six?||35||167||Aug 10, 2012 11:42am|
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'Reily.
Jordan was born in Charleston, South Carolina. He served two tours in Vietnam (from 1968 to...more
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And some in girls with ankles fine
But my delight, yes always mine
Is to dance with Jak O’ the Shadows
We will toss the dice however they fall
And snuggle the girls be they short or tall
Then follow lord Mat whenever he calls
To dance with Jak O’ the Shadows.”