Lord of Chaos (Wheel of Time #6)
On the slopes of Shayol Ghul, the Myrddraal swords are forged, and the sky is not the sky of this world;
In Salidar the White Tower in exile prepares an embassy to Caemlyn, where Rand Al'Thor, the Dragon Rebor...more
I could almost copy and paste my review for Fires of Heaven right here and it would be mostly suitable because Lord of Chaos is more of the same. This is another metropolitan-city-phonebook-sized novel with a potentially interesting story that is bogged down by its excruciatingly slow pace, regular insertions of backstory, constant descriptions of the garb of every major and minor character (garb which keeps getting smoothed, straightened, or otherwise adj...more
But this book was over 900 pages!
A few things RJ could have stopped repeating:
- The men/women dynamic
- How much the maidens think Rand is either their son, or brother
- How much Warders look like wolves
- How much Aiel look like wolves
- How complex names of actual w...more
It was in the great year of ought 7 (2007) when I was first reading Lord of Chaos, the sixth book of The Wheel of Time. It was also the same year that Harry Potter was finishing up and sadly when the author himself, Robert Jordan, died of a rare disease.
I decided, not only did I want to make sure there was an ending (sorry, I know that was insensitive of me), bu...more
The first part of the Lord of Chaos was incredibly boring and uneventful, but fortunately the last half of this book was decent. I only continued on in the series because I had already purchased this audiobook. Finally, Rand undergoes some character development, its something else that it took six (1000...more
Lord of Chaos is another solid installment in the Wheel of Time saga. Definitely solid, at roughly 1000 pages! I'm happy to report that the women are not at each others' throats throughout the entire book. Now that Elayne and Nynaeve are back as Accepted in Salidar - no longer in charge of themselves - they actually begin to train and learn again. Nynaeve works on her block (reluctantly) and continues her healing studies (we find she has another goal besides revenge in be...more
So you made it to book 6! Now that you're here, that means you finished book 5. Have this not really spoiler-y lolCat based off the second to last page of The Fires of Heaven!
Stolen from this comedy goldmine thread. It is hilarious but beware spoilers.
Rand finally has some real chapters in this book. Since book 2, The Great Hunt, he hasn't figured much as a point of view. Sure he had some chapters in the Aiel Waste, and the climax of book 5, but he was all caught up i...more
I first read them my Freshman year of high school, the second run-through was a refresher for Knife of Dreams my Fresman year of college. Most of the criticism of...more
Even when I first read Lord of Chaos, the sixth book in "The Wheel of Time," as a teenager obsessed with the series, I found my eyes glazing over at times.
Unfortunately, if "The Wheel of Time" was a game of Risk, Lord of Chaos would be the bathroom break. Or the friendship-breaking argument over the rules. In short, no new territories are conquered and no Forsaken are beaten in a climactic battle.
If The Fires of Heaven illustrates the dangers of a strict formu...more
There was more evil done to Rand by the Aes Sedai in the last part of the book. (True to form, the wheel of time series puts all the meat at the end.) Everyone keeps wondering if he's insane ye...more
Sometimes I find this quaint and kind of charming, particularly by contrast to the relentless nastiness of the grimdark 'rea...more
But oh, Jordan. I liked things and then I hated things. I love mythological fated-to-be-a-hero-protagonists, honestly! But Jordan couldn't write female characters for shit, Rand became absolutely unlikable and in the end the only characters I vaguely liked were Mat and... well, Mat. The first three or so...more
Whatever. I'm sorry. This ought to be a review of the book, not the book cover. I just had to get that off my chest.
Right. Robert Jordan. LORD OF CHAOS. I enjoyed it. Lots of good character moments. The plot, lam...more
First the downsides; there are two lengthy sections given over to the Morgase/Children arc. I don't know why Jordan decided to devote as much ink to those characters as he did; in my opinion they are not interesting and the arc doesn't advance the story at all. Second, Perrin, Faile, and Loial are still absent for most of the book, though they show up later and do their part.
What I liked was the developm...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
While Jordan's prose is sometimes bloated, he rises above his Tolkien-influenced contemporaries (Brooks, Eddings, et al.) with his skill at narrative pacing and his ability to create fully realized characters (though his treatment of sexuality will appeal primarily to adolescents). In this sixth volume in the immensely popular The Wheel of Time series (The Fires of Heaven), Rand al'Thor consolidates his power base and attempts to come to a rapprochement with the Aes Sedai...more
Once upon a time there was a book series called The Wheel of Time, which, when piled each volume upon the other, could reach past an elephant's rheumy eye. Once upon a time, after searching for a good new fantasy series, I began tWoT with a healthy gleam in my eye. What a blithe fool. What a tWoT.
I turned pulped wood pages by thousands, read a very-many lot-of words, until one day an annoying pattern manifested. Though I pressed on, it had beco...more
I can appreciate these complaints. Six books into the series, I think the story has been told from the perspective of 25 to 30 different characters so f...more
I suppose if the...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