Crown of Swords, The by Robert Jordan(83 ratings)
|Title||Crown of Swords, The|
|Series||Wheel of Time, The|
|Submitted by Charles Clark |
In my opinion an excellent book in the series! The very first time I read ACOS I was a little disappointed. There were some chapters in the book that had me asking myself "What character is he talking about?" or "How did that happen again?" After reading some RJ interviews those questions were eventually answered. When I read the book mabey a year later a second time around I absolutely loved the book!
|Submitted by Alex |
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!
|Submitted by Mad Max |
I just finnished reading Crown of Swords. It was a good book compared to JRR Martin's Storm of Swords. Robert Jordan is an excellent writer and nobody can deny it! But his story drifts from one place to another not giving anything to hold on. Crown of Swords was a good book because it had some spins and twists that I didn't expect but would he stop with Bloody Aes Sedai, Wise Women and all the women that can channel. Since Dragon Reborn they became his only topic, Aes Sedai this and that. When you look at it there are more chapter on Aes Sedai than on main Characters. I know that they are important but not that much. And chapters with Forsaken are boring as hell. Moghdien or whatever her name is so dull that I had to skip chapters. On the other hand there is some good development in the book. I wish that all of his books are entertaining as The Eye of The World.
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