Saturday, April 30, 2016

The Path of Daggers by Robert Jordan

The Path of Daggers (Wheel of Time, #8)The Path of Daggers by Robert Jordan
My rating: 3 of 5 stars

Previous review from June 2010.

April 2016: I made it through this one again. As is the trend on my latest journey through this series, it was a little better than I remember. That is about all I've got. The story grows long and the characters are frustrating. Are that many people that thick-headed? Rand is an emotional wreck that defies his upbringing as a level-headed farm boy. Egwene is just as bad. Jordan gave these characters backstory, and to me he trashes it with their behavior in these books. It seems that he has them acting in certain ways that perpetuate his plot line rather than keeping them true to who they are. It is either that, or he is a true master and has tricked me into strong feelings about his characters but it is all going to be justified in the end. I'm doubtful about that at this point, but it is possible. So I'm giving it 2.56 stars, which rounds up to 3...