The Re-Read Challenge Continues and I am close to the end.
The dead are walking, men die impossible deaths, and it seems as though reality itself has become unstable: All are signs of the imminence of Tarmon Gai’don, the Last Battle, when Rand al’Thor, the Dragon Reborn, must confront the Dark One as humanity’s only hope. But Rand dares not fight until he possesses all the surviving seals on the Dark One’s prison and has dealt with the Seanchan, who threaten to overrun all nations this side of the Aryth Ocean and increasingly seem too entrenched to be fought off. But his attempt to make a truce with the Seanchan is shadowed by treachery that may cost him everything. Whatever the price, though, he must have that truce. And he faces other dangers. There are those among the Forsaken who will go to any length to see him dead—and the Black Ajah is at his side…
Unbeknownst to Rand, Perrin has made his own truce with the Seanchan. It is a deal made with the Dark One, in his eyes, but he will do whatever is needed to rescue his wife, Faile, and destroy the Shaido who captured her. Among the Shaido, Faile works to free herself while hiding a secret that might give her her freedom or cause her destruction. And at a town called Malden, the Two Rivers longbow will be matched against Shaido spears.
Fleeing Ebou Dar through Seanchan-controlled Altara with the kidnapped Daughter of the Nine Moons, Mat attempts to court the woman to whom he is half-married, knowing that she will complete that ceremony eventually. But Tuon coolly leads him on a merry chase as he learns that even a gift can have deep significance among the Seanchan Blood and what he thinks he knows of women is not enough to save him. For reasons of her own, which she will not reveal until a time of her choosing, she has pledged not to escape, but Mat still sweats whenever there are Seanchan soldiers near. Then he learns that Tuon herself is in deadly danger from those very soldiers. To get her to safety, he must do what he hates worse than work…
In Caemlyn, Elayne fights to gain the Lion Throne while trying to avert what seems a certain civil war should she win the crown…
In the White Tower, Egwene struggles to undermine the sisters loyal to Elaida from within…
The winds of time have become a storm, and things that everyone believes are fixed in place forever are changing before their eyes. Even the White Tower itself is no longer a place of safety. Now Rand, Perrin and Mat, Egwene and Elayne, Nynaeve and Lan, and even Loial, must ride those storm winds, or the Dark One will triumph
First omg the blurb is so FREAKING long.
What can I say that I have not said a million times before? So boring reviewing a big series.
Rand will loose something in this one. Oh and the power is cleansed by no one believes it, idiots.
Egwene is better in this one as she is a prisoner and talks back and gets birched.
Tuon is still a bitchy little thing, I mean Pet pet pet! Yeah I would have slapped her. She does get a bit, a tiny bit better in the end. But I still hope she dies in the end.
While Mat is annoying as he just tries his best, but then in the end, yes then he is cool again.
Perrin is looking for Faile. Oh you idiot, you should know better!
Faile is being all Faile and making plans.
Nynaeve is not seen around a lot but she does rally the forces.
Elayne is totally being the MOST boring person in the book, babies yada yada whatever.
Oh and I hate how the Seanchan is all “oh you superstitious people”. Drives me bonkers, I wish some trollocs could come and eat them.
But this book is better than the last few. Things are happening 😉
Series: the wheel of time #11
Published: 2005 by Orbit
Source. My own