Winter's Heart (Wheel of Time #9)
The eagerly awaited sequel to The Path of Daggers, the New York Times #1 bestseller that swept the nation like a firestorm.
Rand, with Min, is on the run, and Cadsuane, in Carhien, is trying to figure out where he is headed.
Mazrim Taim, the leader of the Black Tower, is revealed to be a liar. Faile, with her companions, is a pri
Like most people I too was a bit sceptical after The Path of Daggers since frankly until the last third of the book not very much happens and we're given the two most annoying POVs quite a lot of the time (Faile and Nynaeve). Fortunately Winter's Heart completely breaks away from that and I didn't feel like there was...more
For example, I think the film can be better than the book (Fight Club). Some adaptations seem to stand on their own (Lord of the Rings). And I'm pleased to read books that don't seem to be easily converted to film (William Gibson and Neal Stephenson come to mind).
To be honest, I doubt that "The Wheel of Time" will be converted for film.* The intrigues and internal conflicts that distinguish the early novels st...more
...well to be frank, the rest is not actually that bad. The biggest sin committed by this book is that Mat's storyline is downright dull until its very last pages. C'mon guys, Mat is supposed to be the fun one! Other than that though, the story moves along pretty well. We get lots of Rand, and his story continues to be the most compelling by far; Elayne's political wrangling is e...more
Ritorna Mat, ed ancora un volta sono i capitoli migliori del libro. Si sta confermando sempre più il miglior personaggio di Jordan (secondo il mio parere, ovviamente).
I capitoli iniziali su Elayne sono lenti, ma non pesanti; ed aprono interessanti prospettive per i prossimi libri.
Quelli su Perrin sono lenti e di una noia mortale. Ormai si è completamente rammollito, ha più...more
By the time this book came out, people had already begun to turn on the series a bit, criticizing Jordan for making a money grab and stretching out the series as long as he could and filling his books with more and more characters, more and more world-building, and less plot advancement. In WINTER’S HEART, Jordan moves th...more
There are other issues with the novel, namely the unwieldy cast of characters that are i...more
This series is not actually written very well. Robert Jordan was not a very good wordsmith, and he really only knew how to say and describe things one way. His characters are generally unbelievable, and have ridiculous dialogue. The plot is tremendously predictable, and is heavily influenced (close to the point of being unoriginal) by the fantasy works that came before. The whole story i...more
The worst part was definitely the prologue...it wasn't necessarily too long, but certain viewpoints had two major plots they tried to convey, when we only should have received one each. Beyond that, there were a couple Elayne chapters that were too detailed (though her thread was overall decent and added some interesting th...more
The final few chapters of the book were genuinely exciting and actually more the plot forwards due to events that transpired. Sadly, that is the ONLY good thing about this book. The rest of the book is just filler that does nothing to advance the plot. None of the characters are any closer to their goals by the end of the book with the exception of Rand. Everything else...more
He does follow the story formula, which probably is what adds to the simplicity and readability of the storyline. However, t...more
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The book, "Winter's Heart" by Robert Jordan is a compelling continuation of the Wheel of Time series, however, it is not the best in the series. Granted, it is a great book, but it does have its "not-so-good" parts that could be improved on greatly. The best thing Robert Jordan does as an author is connect all of his characters and their stories together so that the book flows as one, even if the plots are from both the good side, as well as t...more
But it's peaks and troughs. There are exciting scenes and new discoveries that pop up and make me want to reread the whole series a millio...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
Which, it turns out, is very much like stop number eight.
Boring as all hell.
We start with a bit about Perrin and Faile which actually seems interesting for a change, but then we don't see them again the rest of the book.
Then the four corners of the love -square? rectangle? quadrangle?- finally all end up in the same place at the same time. And all vow their undying love to each other...more
I have read this series many times, and loved it as much as the first time. I am eagerly awaiting the next and final book to this series A Memory of Light, that is to be written by Brandon Sanderson, with help of notes and excerpts written by the late James Oliver Rigney Jr. who is better known as Robert Jordan.
So that being said. I'm guessing Crossroads of Twilight will be great.
This book was all right. Considering Path of Daggers (the book prior to it) was dull.
A few more characters are beginning to show some form of loyalty to Rand which does make the story better. Instead of aruging with myself on who to trust, I am better able to focus on the story and wh...more
I disagree. I found it refreshing that Jordan change the pace so drastically in this book. Rather continuing in nonstop action and magic and high adventure, he...more
The book follows a Rand al’Thor, Elayne Trakand, Perrin Aybara, Mat Cauthon, and...more
Winter's Heart is almost like The Dragon Reborn, in that based on the beginning you think you're going to get the awesome story of one of Rand's amazing schemes, but then it spends nearly the entire book dealing with other people and scheme gets dealt with and resolved in the last ~50 pages. Not only that, it deals with Perrin chasing a...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'Reily.
Jordan was born in Charleston, South Carolina. He served two tours in Vietnam (from 1968 to...more
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