Saturday, September 5, 2015

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

View my 2009 review here.

Book three had me worried as it bogged down a bit in the middle. I know that a slow down is coming in the series, and so I am probably super sensitive to it. By the end, however the action was right back on track. The fix to keep the action going was to include a few time jumps--Mat and Thom on the ship to Tear, Moiraine and company's hike to Tear, etc. If only he would continue to do this as needed in the future books... but I'm getting ahead of myself.

Other than the scare regarding pace, this was a great book three. The plot continues to build, and the characters we already know are growing, and their personal conflicts are also growing. It is a little frustrating that they fail to see the roles the Forsaken are taking all around them, but I'll admit that that is both purposeful and masterful on the part of the author. We need that discordance for the series to stay interesting and emotional. Otherwise it would wrap up too neatly in each book.

I've already rushed headlong into book four (finished the first chapter at least) so lets see if my reading pace can also be maintained before I start complaining about the pace of the story :)