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Crossroads of Twilight by Robert Jordan
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Jun 12, 2011

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Read from June 12 to 21, 2011

Yet another huge book in the series, and yet it seemed that even less was accomplished in this book than the book before. This book starts out by picking up the storyline of Mat right after he had fled the city with the Aes Sedai that had been leashed. He also "kidnapped" the Daughter of the Nine Moons (his future wife, according to prophecy) during his flight and reached an agreement with her for her silence. The story then jumps to Elaine and her attempts at securing the throne. A bit of progress is made, but not much. The book then skips to Perrin's search for Faile, which brings him to the outskirts of a huge Shaido camp where she is being held, but no plan thus far is in place to rescue her. We next peek in on Rand and his continued attempt to put a plan into place that will aid him later in the Last Battle. Rand is reunited with his ogre friend Loail and he finds out that a little more than half of the steddings will monitor the way gates so that the darkfriends can't use them to attack towns. We next find out what is happening at the White Tower, where treachery and paranoia is running deep. Lastly we find out what Egwene has been up to in her attempt to unite the White Tower and bring Elaida to justice. The "rebel" Aes Sedai and their army are on the outskirts of Tar Valon and are attempting to negoitate a reunion of the Tower, but Elaida is being unreasonable, as expected. Egwene is planning something mysterious that she believes will bring the tower together, but as she attempts to execute the plan, she is kidnapped. We end the book with Rand making a treaty with the Seanchan to help fight the Dark One. All in all, about 3/4 of the book was filler. It's getting frustrating to read these huge books with little pay off and I find myself skimming large passages and wondering if I'm missing anything important. I'm still hooked on the story and can't wait to see how it ends, though, so will continue to read the series.

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