The Seanchan invasion force is in possession of Ebou Dar. Nynaeve, Elayne, and Aviendha head for Caemlyn and Elayne's rightful throne, but on the way they discover an enemy much worse than the Seanchan.
In Illian, Rand vows to throw the Seanchan back as he did once before. But signs of madness are appearing among the Asha'man.
In Ghealdan, Perrin faces the intrigues of Whitecloaks, Seanchan invaders, the scattered Shaido Aiel, and the Prophet himself. Perrin's beloved wife, Faile, may pay with her life, and Perrin himself may have to destroy his soul to save her.
Meanwhile, the rebel Aes Sedai under their young Amyrlin, Egwene al'Vere, face an army that intends to keep them away from the White Tower. But Egwene is determined to unseat the usurper Elaida and reunite the Aes Sedai. She does not yet understand the price that others - and she herself - will pay.
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I haven't been driven to write a review of the series before this book, having read all of them up to book 12 years ago my memories of them were good, but oh...this one was just hard work. I am sick of the 'bulging' eyes, and worst of all, 'gaping' expressions. I have committed to listening to all the books, mainly because it's a good tale, and I like the central characters, but there's another reason...this was Robert Jordan's life work and I was so upset that he died before it was completed, I found that poignant, however, were he still alive and writing, I would be sending him a Thesaurus, and an editor to cut out all the stuff that isn't gripping. So glad I've finished this book.
Jordan's foresight in composing this series is incredible, so much so that this epic series outlasted the author, luckily Sanderson completed the final three books.
The characters are excellent and balanced, while the depth of description can baffle at times it only serves to illustrate and soon draws you deeper.
Simple put, listening or reading this series is hard to beat.
The basic concepts are good and the story is pretty good but there's so much unnecessary padding as if the author is trying to get as many books as possible from the series. Basically twice as long as it needs to be.
The previous book in the series.
I would recommend this series for anyone looking to make a BIG commitment to a single fantasy world
the huge expansive arc over the series
Michael Kramer has also done the mist born series. very good
Having read the books dozens of times, the different stress in speech puts new facets onto the tale. Unfortunately, now starts the Plotline Of Doom ...
Done it! Listened while working through the whole 14 books. Not bad - not brilliant either. Too much describing of what are people wearing, limited dictionary of dialogues and male-female relationships/interactions painfully similar, predictable -boring (Mr Freud would find it certainly interesting though :)
Maybe because English isn't my first language, maybe I'm spoiled by other writers or maybe Robert Jordan just isn't my type of author but haven't I been working at the time of listening I would considered it time wasted.
one of the greatest fantasy series I have ever read. In this book there is more storyline and slightly less politics than in the last few, and it has rekindled my enjoyment of the series.
I'm 69, live in South London and I'm Retired.
Continuation of a great epic.
"Game of Thrones" for obvious reasons.
There are several words in the text which are badly mispronounced. Most Americans will not agree with me when I say that "HERBS" has an 'H' and it is pronounced.
An arrow is NOTCHED to a bow and not KNOCKED.
The word LEAPED is pronounced LEPT.
There are others but one would not want to be called pedantic. Overall I am enjoying the Series and particularly the performances of Michael and Kate. It's just that once in a while a mispronunciation has me jumping around and screaming at my Kindle.
"Another stellar read!!!"
If you have read the whole series to this point, the depth of the character development is paying off in spades!
Master (or Lord) Matt Cauthen has grown into this exciting and legendary warrior/leader/horn blower!
yes, and this is another GREAT performance
this is a dumb question
keep reading this WOT series... it just keeps getting better!
Magical! And I love the readers! They make it alive when they read! They rule!
"the best of the best"
You are reading the best epic fantasy series there is. period. It may take a while to get into it but you will. There are 2600 plus characters but don't get scared teenagers read this every day. You will know these peoples as "friends" and "enemies" and like your own family. Read by the dynamic duo of recitation kate reading and michael kramer... they pull it all together .. I switch genres just to listen to them... It [the series] is really one huge wonderful story broken into 14 too short books that nobody wants to see ended..I can not express how good these books are. I have started 16 different friends reading TWoT and they are all addicted. You think that maybe the books are enchanted some how???
If fantasy is your genre you have arrived....... paul t.
I have loved this book series for many years. It is a cult classic and a great sci fi fantasy series. I read everyday and I am now listening to the whole series again. I love this series and even the new book written by another author after Robert Jordan died.
"Book 8 of the Wheel of Time"
The action is getting much better and I can tell we have rounded the corner in this series and it is time to start approaching the final set ups in the second half of the series.
"Another Fantastic Addition to a Great Series!"
I love this series and have enjoyed every edition of this audiobook collection more than the last. Flawless save for some minor consistency issues with name pronunciation. Rereading the series and what a joy it is.
Great books! Couldn't wait for my next credit so I bought 3 and I'm ready to dive into book nine!
Very useful app! I use at work all the time totally wish books were cheaper though
You know it's a better book when your listening and then all of a sudden he talks about the last chapter. Flew through this one...
Another excellent entry into the Wheel of Time. Well read and engrossing, the two narrators do an exemplary job of pulling the listener into the story. Some of the pronunciations are questionable (Ms. Reading and Mr. Kramer pronounce "Weiramon" differently, for example), but that is to be expected. All in all I was quite pleased.
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