Genre: epic fantasy
Length: 843 pages
Setting: the world of The Wheel of Time series, soon after the events of The Gathering Storm
Interest: It’s the 13th book in the Wheel of Time series with one left and I want to know how it all ends.
Summary: A very complicated book because there are so many scattered characters we are following. Rand has cleansed saidan and is getting ready to break the seals on the Dark One’s prison. Mat takes on the Eilfinn and Aelfinn to rescue Moraine. Perrin decides he will lead his army and makes peace with (and even rescues) the White Cloaks. Elayne is cementing her hold on the White Tower while Egwene is doing the same for her country. All are moving toward a final battle with the Dark One.
Final thoughts: By now, the story is so complex that it’s hard to keep everyone straight and moving toward the final battle, but I think the authors did a fine job. I certainly had a hard time putting down the book. Not a whole lot of movement, though, since there were so many stories to tell. Even so, for anyone who’s invested this much time and effort into the series, it was satisfying.
Title comes from: The name of the towers Mat entered to rescue Moraine.
Reading challenges fulfilled: None since this is a review of a book from a previous year.
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