Review: Towers of Midnight (Wheel of Time Book 13)

This second-to-last volume in the Wheel of Time series was almost non-stop excitement. The last battle is coming, and the main characters are getting in place to deal with it. Perrin finally deals with his wolfish side (that was a bit long in coming, IMO). Rand, meanwhile, has embraced death. It’s an Aiel saying, but […]

Book Review: The Gathering Storm (Wheel of time Book 12)

Wow. When I embarked on this journey to finish the Wheel of Time, beginning at the start because of those slippery details, I wasn’t sure what compelled me to pick the series back up. I confess it was a near thing, far closer than I have suggested in my reviews to date. Book 9 left […]

Book Review: Knife of Dreams (Wheel of Time Book 11)

After a disappointing volume that left the series in a holding pattern, this book was like the arrow suddenly released from the bow. Mat and Perrin in particular underwent huge strides forward. I’d even say that they both changed somewhat. Perrin learned he was willing to do anything to protect his wife, and Mat…well, I’m […]

Book Review: Crossroads of Twilight (Wheel of Time Book 10)

Last week, I finished REreading the Wheel of Time. Now, I work towards the end, beginning with Crossroads of Twilight, the 10th book in the epic series. Winter’s Heart involved a huge turning point, one that I had hoped would spell a new direction for the series that had begun to slow to a crawl. […]

Rereading Wheel of Time: Winter’s Heart (Book 9)

And now, I fear, I must recant something I’ve been saying in my reviews of the past three books. I called it “the slowing of the plot.” But as I reread this book, the last of my rereads before I move ahead into new territory, I realized something. It’s not that the plot slowed down […]

Rereading Wheel of Time: The Path of Daggers (Book 8)

My opinion of this particular book has improved upon reread. Maybe it helps that sense of impatience that I don’t have to wait several years for the sequel to come out, because for certain things are still edging forward slowly, but there was something compelling about the hard lessons Rand had to learn over the […]

Rereading Wheel of Time: A Crown of Swords (Book 7)

And the slowing continues… This book only covers about two weeks, shorter than any span of time in the other books. Ebu Dar is a big focus, where Elayne and Nynaeve are trying to find the bowl of the winds. Mostly though, it was a nudge here and there, ending with a big push that […]

Rereading Wheel of Time: Lord of Chaos (Book 6)

And so begins the slowing of the plot… I say this from the perspective of someone who was fond enough of this story to be willing to reread these long books in order to finally see how it ends, but let’s face it, the number 1 complaint of readers when it comes to The Wheel […]

Rereading Wheel of Time: Fires of Heaven (Book 5)

Nations fall. The tower breaks. And the seals on the dark one’s prison are crumbling at an alarming rate. In my rereading of book 5 of the Wheel of Time, I felt a bit impatient with one of the subplots — Elayne and Nynaeve trek across the world after dealing with black aja members in […]

Rereading Wheel of Time: The Shadow Rising (Book 4)

ETA: Check out the clip from the audio version of this book at the bottom of my review. I’ve been reading the series in audio format, and if you’re into that kind of thing, you should definitely give this one a try. My trek back through the world of the Wheel of Time continues with […]