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  Damn! But Knife of Dreams is a fine book!

I read it in one sitting, of course, after waiting so long for it, I just couldn't bear to do it by halves. It's everything the Wheel Of Time fans could hope for.

There is a lot of action. Things that were building for the last three or four books are finally coming into light. The entire book is very fast paced, and it managed to close a lot of plot lines. It's an amazing book, I just couldn't put it down.

I don't want to spoil the surprise for anyone who hadn't read it yet, so I'll just say these things:

  • Plot lines from previous books are closed left, right and center.
  • I can't off hand think of any big plot that started in this book.
  • Things that were setup years and years ago finally come to fruitation.
  • The characters actually explain some of the things that they are doing. It was a constant annoyance in previous books, where you would see a character behave in a completely unlogical way, and you sometimes couldn't figure out why.
  • The Last Battle is Close - and RJ said that there is only one more book!
  • There is a lot and lot and lot of action.
  • No more setup!

This is the impression after reading it once, I'm going to read it a few more times, probably.

Well, I'm now off to read the newsgroup, I'm so glad that I didn't give in and read the spoilers.

Knife Of Dreams

time to read 1 min | 118 words

The Wheel of Time turns, and Ages come and pass, leaving memories that become legend. Legend fades to myth, and even myth is long forgotten when the Age that gave it birth comes again. In one Age, called the Third Age by some, an Age yet to come, an Age long past, a wind rose above the broken mountain named Dragonmount. The wind was not the beginning. There are neither beginnings nor endings to the turning of the Wheel of Time. But it was a beginning."

I’m reading it right now, from the first chapter of the Knife of Dreams. It sends a shiver down my spine as I do so. It has been such a long wait…

A Grave Mistake

time to read 1 min | 194 words

I’m about to commit a really big mistake, and I’m helpless to prevent it.

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Knife of Dreams is about to come out in a couple of weeks, and I haven’t read its prologue yet. I’ve been a fan of the Wheel of Time since 1996; the books are one of the main reasons that I’ve any knowledge in English.

I’ve attempted to resist it, but I can’t, I’m about to start reading: Embers Falling on Dry Grass: Prologue to Knife of Dreams

 

I’m sorry; I can’t help it any longer. I gotta read it. It will have to be done in one seating, of course, and afterward I’ll be to ecstatic to sleep, but it’s Robert Jordan that we are talking here. His books are certainly worth it.  

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