|Submitted by AFR |
(Apr 16, 2009)
Knife of Dreams was one of the best books in an excellent series. I have enjoyed Robert Jordan's writings since I was nine years of age, and have not been let down yet. Though his characters can tend to be a little one sided (mostly the women), his lands and story are so real, it feels as though I can leave my house, and go west to Toman Head, or East to the Aiel Waste.
Knife of Dreams followed a book that was often considered to be slightly less than excellent. Crossroads of Twilight was a long and drawn out, the characters fulfilling little. Mat in particular received a good portion of the time when he only managed to move about five miles out of the city. It ended with an unexpected twist, that be having Egwene being captured by the opposing Aes Sedai.
Knife of Dreams had to pick up the angry void that was left after the end of book 10. Many people were discontent with where they were left off. Jordan filled this quite well. He added many interesting new twists, along with more on Rand. Lews Therin taking over Randís body in order to fight off the army of trollocs was exciting. Matís marriage was unexpected. Egweneís support within the tower was gratifying. And the capture of Semirhage and loss of Randís hand was shocking.
All in all, this is one of the best books I have ever read. Maybe one of the best written.