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Winter's Heart by Robert Jordan
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really liked it

Wow. What a difference a book makes. The series went from its low point last book to a fantastic book this outing. (Someone explain to me why they decided to have Perrin walking through snow on the cover. Yes, it's called Winter's Heart, and snow is a wintry thing, but still--why no Shadar Logoth on the horizon with Rand and Nynaeve being assaulted by all the Forsaken and protected by Asha'man and Aes Sedai? Seriously. Would have been a great cover . . .)

In any case, I almost gave this book a five star. (Elayne's sections managed to bring it down for me. That conflict and Perrin chasing Faile both feel extremely contrived to me, and it frustrates me when I have to read them.) The book was very well paced, had tons of great action scenes, the plot advanced by leaps and bounds--seriously a great Wheel of Time entry. Yes, it was a bit spotty, with huge chunks of one plot line at a time, but I was okay with that. Each one stopped at a reasonable time, and each one (with the exceptions noted above) kept things interesting.

It also helped that Rand didn't seem quite so Froot Loopy this time around--he had a plan, he stuck with it. Sure, he did some stupid things, but he's trying not to go crazy--I'll cut him some slack. Mat's sections were fantastic. Love the reveal of the Daughter of the Nine Moons.

All in all, a great read. Makes me really look forward to book 12 coming at the end of October . . .

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Reading Progress

June 4, 2008 – Shelved
August 4, 2009 –
page 180
August 5, 2009 –
page 206
August 10, 2009 –
page 326
August 11, 2009 –
page 427
August 12, 2009 –
page 600
Started Reading
August 13, 2009 – Finished Reading

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Bryce Yeah, Book 12 is . . . interesting. Rand sort of looks like an Oompa Loompa amputee, shaking his non-existent fist at an angry god. Makes me wish the Trollocs that weren't Trollocs. Sigh.

Kaleb The e-book covers are a lot better than the regular ones

Bryce Very true.

Becky Froot Loopy is my new favorite adjective.

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