|Submitted by Alex |
(Nov 27, 2005)
In turning to a Crown of Swords, I was awaiting a story in which the path to the last battle so often talked of in this series is etched out, the ashaman and the Aes Sedai beginning to fall in to line with Rand. Instead I was surprised to discover that the entire 740 pages of story only cover several days, weeks if a month at most. Though after spending a good 6 months forcing my way through Book 6, this book does appear to flow quicker. The parts with the Forsaken and the Aes Sedai are the highlights, and the infrequent chapters with Rand in are good, but the endless standing around of Elayne, Nynaeve and Mat Cauthon in Ebou Dar made me want to tear my hair out and scream 'get on with it!' As did the meandering and pointless continuation of Sevanna and her Shaido rebel Aiel. In coming to the finish of the book I only wish that the events would hurry up and reach the climax, though from what I've heard the next few are just as slow paced if not more. Thnk god this had less pages than the last though, I feel as if Ive been through an epic journey myself by the time I manage to finish one of these! And I can't even remember how it all started out now some 7 books and 2 years of my life ago!