Sunday, August 15, 2010

Winter's Heart by Robert Jordan

Winter's Heart (Wheel of Time, #9)Winter's Heart by Robert Jordan

My rating: 3 of 5 stars

Ah, what more can I say. The series is consistant. There is too much time spent on politcal intrigue and character's plotting and planning, and too little time spent seeing those action come to life. The old writing rule of thumb of "show them the story, don't tell them the story" should have been applied within this story as well. While Jordan shows us his character's planning, he neglects to realize that we really want to see the story happen. It is like writing a story and explaining all of the planning and prewriting and editing that went into the process. It just isn't helpful.

So the bright spot is a particulary cool ending. Something actually happended in the last few chapters, and it affected the macro-story in a big way. There were a few chapters there where once again he had me on the edge of my seat, flipping through the pages as fast as I could. It hearkened back to his first few books that earned him the fan base and reputation he has now.

Another solid 3.259384593845 stars.

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