Reading The Wheel of Time: “Crossroads of Twilight” (Book 10)

Ugh. What to say about this book? While it is entertaining as far as it goes, I'm afraid that it really does lack the dynamism and energy that kept the other books in the series moving along at a fairly brisk pace. If I'm being completely and bluntly honest, I couldn't wait to finish it. … Continue reading Reading The Wheel of Time: “Crossroads of Twilight” (Book 10)

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Reading The Wheel of Time: “Winter’s Heart” (Book 9)

Hello, friends. It's been a while since I published an update on my progress of reading through the Wheel of Time series, I thought I'd try to get myself caught up. And so we come to Winter's Heart. The novel picks up immediately where the preceding novel left off: Faile is a captive of the Shadio … Continue reading Reading The Wheel of Time: “Winter’s Heart” (Book 9)

Reading The Wheel of Time: “A Crown of Swords” (Book 7)

We come at last to the seventh novel in "The Wheel of Time," Crown of Swords. Rand faces loss and victory in equal measure, while Elayne and Nyvaeve (with Mat's unwilling help) find the Bowl of the Winds, and Perrin does not appear at all. Jordan continues to demonstrate that he has a firm and thorough knowledge … Continue reading Reading The Wheel of Time: “A Crown of Swords” (Book 7)

Reading The Wheel of Time: “The Dragon Reborn” (Book 3)

Now that he has acknowledged that he is the Dragon Reborn, Rand must make his way to Tear and claim Callandor, one of the most powerful sa'angreal that were created during the Age of Legends. Meanwhile, Nynaeve and Elayne must seek out the Black Ajah, and Perrin, Egwene, and Mat have to accept their role in Rand's destiny. I'm … Continue reading Reading The Wheel of Time: “The Dragon Reborn” (Book 3)

Reading The Wheel of Time: “The Eye of the World” (Book 1)

So, in addition to all of the things I'm working on--dissertation, novel, short story, this blog--I've decided to undertake a truly mammoth project: the re-reading of Robert Jordan's The Wheel of Time from beginning to end. So, I began, as one should, with The Eye of the World. Though I've read this novel countless times since I first … Continue reading Reading The Wheel of Time: “The Eye of the World” (Book 1)