Wednesday, December 30, 2009

The Shadow Rising by Robert Jordan

The Shadow Rising (Wheel of Time, #4) The Shadow Rising by Robert Jordan

My rating: 4 of 5 stars
The good: The story is building and getting deeper. It is easy to get drawn into the story and I am looking forward to more.

The bad: It is starting to get pretty spread out. Rather than one story line, this book carries three different story line, and in any other world would be 3 separate books. It is just plain hard to keep it all straight, and I know it will get worse.

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Sunday, December 13, 2009

The Dragon Reborn by Robert Jordan

The Dragon Reborn (Wheel of Time, #3) The Dragon Reborn by Robert Jordan

My rating: 4 of 5 stars
I made it through the 3rd book, which is an accomplishment. For anyone who decides to read this series, let me just give you a hint on keeping up with the story/characters: it is all about speed. This plot gets deep really quick and then keeps going. You have to dedicate the time to it so that you can read it quickly, which at times seems to be real-time (it takes as long to read the scene as would to act it out.)

Aside from that, this is another excellent installment in this classic epic fantasy. As Rand meets the Aiel, it is almost like there was a planned plot that got rail-roaded by a completely separate series. Two completely different cultures collide, and it will be fun to see them continue to interact in later books.

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Monday, December 7, 2009

The Great Hunt by Robert Jordan

The Great Hunt (Wheel of Time, #2) The Great Hunt by Robert Jordan

My rating: 4 of 5 stars
So now that the series is under way, I am really enjoying re-reading these books. It is interesting though, that about half of the events I remember from my first reading (over 10 years ago) have already happened. That either speaks to how great these first two books are, or how bad the next 6 are... I'm going to stick with the first two being awesome.I like gradual building that is happening through out the series. You can see that events are tied together, and it makes the anticipation of the resolution that much greater. I also like that the "final battle" of the book doesn't go on and on. A couple of pages does the trick if you ask me.

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