Wednesday, October 5, 2016

Crossroads of Twilight by Robert Jordan

Crossroads of Twilight (Wheel of Time, #10)Crossroads of Twilight by Robert Jordan
My rating: 3 of 5 stars

So, this was disappointing, not necessarily in plot, but in plot progress.  Also, there is an overall issue I have developed.

Every romantic relationship between main characters has some similar flaws.  No couple communicates well.   They don't trust each other, and they uphold gender stereotypes in their conversation all the time.  Jordan has even built in flaws to certain cultures.  Is there any culture that could survive having Saldean-style marriages?  Maybe that actually happens somewhere, but I have a hard time picturing it.

Anyway, I hope that Jordan's real life relationships were better than the ones he writes about, because none of the fictional ones look functional to me.

Link to my previous review: http://www.fictionroom.com/2010/11/crossroads-of-twilight-by-robert-jordan.html